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.
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Vaccine Against Meningitis B Gets A Boost From CDC

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Review Raises Troubling Questions About Marijuana's Safety, Effectiveness

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Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good

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To Ease Pain, Reach For Your Playlist

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Poll: A Look At Sports And Health In America

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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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