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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Many Migraines Can Be Prevented With Treatments, But Few People Use Them

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Is The Coconut Water Craze All It's Cracked Up To Be?

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To Sniff Out Childhood Allergies, Researchers Head To The Farm

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Need A Nurse? You May Have To Wait

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Facebook May Not Be So Friendly For Those With Low Self-Esteem

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Tai Chi May Help Parkinson's Patients Regain Balance

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The Morning-After Pill: How It Works And Who Uses It

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Why Contact Lens Hygiene Is Important To Eye Safety

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Road Rage: A Symptom Of Much More Than Bad Traffic?

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Listen to Patti Neigmond's related report on Morning Edition

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Why Doctors And Patients Talk Around Our Growing Waistlines

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One recent study found that people were able to burn up an extra 450 calories a day with one hour of moderate exercise. That can include walking briskly, biking or swimming.

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Losing Weight: A Battle Against Fat And Biology

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A pediatrician says parents often mistakenly believe all baby accessories are safe.

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When It Comes To Baby's Crib, Experts Say Go Bare Bones

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When It Comes To Pain Relief, One Size Doesn't Fit All

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