Patti NeighmondAward-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.
Artificial hips have been a big advancement in treating debilitating arthritis. But there have been reports of medical issues — some serious — in patients with all-metal implants.
Paul Rider runs on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, March 25, 2011. Researchers say a moderate running regimen is actually beneficial for the joints of people with healthy knees.
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An airline passenger wears a mask to protect against viruses. Passengers are at risk of becoming infected in the airplane's cabin, just as they would be in any crowded, confined space.
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A group of teenagers take a morning jog at the Wellspring Academy in Reedley, Calif., in 2009. The school specializes in helping teens and college students lose weight. A new study shows teens who remain obese risk a lifetime of chronic health problems and poverty.
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This tiny telescope gets implanted in one eye and magnifies the image to make up for "holes" in the person's vision. It can greatly improve sight for some people with age-related macular degeneration.
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