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Long-Term Depression May Boost Stroke Risk Long After Mood Improves

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For Headaches, A Lifestyle Change May Be Better Than A Doctor Visit

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Mellow Pastimes Can Be Good For Your Health, Too

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Some researchers recommend starting mammogram screening at age 40, while others say age 50. Some doctors think screening should be based on a woman's overall risk for breast cancer, not just her age. Hero Images/Corbis hide caption

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The Hidden Cost Of Mammograms: More Testing And Overtreatment

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Sure, Use A Treadmill Desk — But You Still Need To Exercise

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Uzuri Pease-Greene, right, leads a walk through the public housing complex in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco where her family lives. She is working to have the old buildings replaced. Talia Herman for NPR hide caption

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Improving Housing Can Pay Dividends In Better Health

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People With Low Incomes Say They Pay A Price In Poor Health

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To Get Parents To Vaccinate Their Kids, Don't Ask. Just Tell

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Dr. Eric Ball examines a healthy 5-day-old patient in his office in Ladera Ranch, Calif. Ball and colleagues decided this week to take only patients whose parents follow the recommended vaccine schedule. Courtesy of Eric Ball hide caption

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Pediatricians Pressured To Drop Parents Who Won't Vaccinate

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As Measles Outbreak Spreads, Some Babies Under Isolation

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Measles Outbreak Spreads; Unvaccinated Urged To Get Vaccine

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Measles Outbreak At Disneyland Spreads To Other States

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Traffic Stops Persuade People To Avoid Drinking And Driving

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