Patti Neighmond Award-winning journalist Patti Neighmond is NPR's health policy correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.

Battery-Powered Headband Helps Prevent Migraines

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The teenage years are the last golden opportunity to build a healthy brain, researchers say. So smoking pot might not be so smart. Tomas Rodriguez/Corbis hide caption

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Marijuana May Hurt The Developing Teen Brain

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Convenience may be one reason why most teens haven't gotten all three HPV shots. VCU CNS/Flickr hide caption

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Parents And Teens Aren't Up To Speed On HPV Risks, Doctors Say

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Euclid Market, a corner store in East Los Angeles, recently got a makeover to promote healthier eating. It not only sells more fruits and vegetables, but also offers cooking classes and nutrition education. Courtesy of Margaret Molloy/UCLA Fielding School of Public Health hide caption

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It Takes More Than A Produce Aisle To Refresh A Food Desert

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The CDC would be happy with these guys, who were playing in Birmingham, Ala., in July 2013. Teenage boys say basketball is their favorite activity. Mark Almond/AL.COM /Landov hide caption

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Most Teens Aren't Active Enough, And It's Not Always Their Fault

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A customer buys produce at the Euclid Market in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles in December. The market was reopened in 2013 as part of a project to promote healthy eating among the city's Hispanic population. Courtesy of UCLA Fielding School of Public Health hide caption

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Diabetes, Cost Of Care Top Health Concerns For U.S. Latinos

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Janet Wertheimer does a back hyperextension exercise at Boston Sports Club in Wellesley, Mass. Regular exercise has helped control her chronic back pain. Ellen Webber for NPR hide caption

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Pain In The Back? Exercise May Help You Learn Not To Feel It

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Healthful Habits Can Help Induce Sleep Without The Pills

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Solid friendships can help buffer life's stress. iStockphoto hide caption

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Teens Who Feel Supported At Home And School Sleep Better

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Colleen Frainey, 16, of Tualatin, Ore., cut back on advanced placement classes in her junior year because the stress was making her physically ill. Toni Greaves for NPR hide caption

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School Stress Takes A Toll On Health, Teens And Parents Say

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Recipe For Strong Teen Bones: Exercise, Calcium And Vitamin D

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With osteoarthritis, knees become swollen and stiff, and cartilage can degenerate. Ted Kinsman/Science Source hide caption

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Exercise May Help Knees More Than Glucosamine And Chondroitin

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Differences in brain chemistry can affect an individual's likelihood of weight gain. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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Calling Obesity A Disease May Make It Easier To Get Help

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Percentage Of U.S. Teens Using E-Cigarettes Doubles

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