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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Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Scientists Say It's Unlikely

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Being overweight or obese is a big risk factor for hypertension. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Nearly 1 In 5 Young Adults Has High Blood Pressure

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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. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Metal Artificial Hips May Need A Hip Check

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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. Dennis J. Provost for NPR hide caption

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Put Those Shoes On: Running Won't Kill Your 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. Eitan Abramovich/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Some People Evade Colds And Others Don't

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Evidence shows babies fed with formula gain weight more rapidly than breastfed babies. Dr Craig/via Flickr hide caption

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Some Baby Formulas May Cause Faster Weight Gain

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As Newborn Heart Surgery Improves, Survivors Thrive

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As you walk, body weight passes through the base of the big toe. So that's where your shoe should bend. Courtesy of Emily Cook hide caption

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If The Shoe Hurts, There May Be A Remedy

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Over a third of U.S. adults are now getting their shots in places other than a doctor's office, like at this CVS store in Rockville, Md. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Come With A Grocery List, Leave With A Flu Shot

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Making up sleep during the day didn't reduce the risk that kids in the study would gain weight. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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In Young Kids, Lack Of Sleep Linked To Obesity Later

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For women who carry certain genes, getting a double mastectomy before anything shows up on a mammogram may reduce breast and ovarian cancer risk. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Breast Removal Reduces Cancer Risk In Some Women

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CDC: Teen Vaccination Rates Rising

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CDC: Obesity Is A "Major Public Health Threat"

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