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.

Parents May Be Giving Their Children Too Much Medication, Study Finds

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A new study counters the presumption that bariatric surgery is just a short-term fix for severe obesity. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Bariatric Surgery Can Help People Keep Weight Off Long Term

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What's The Best Way To Stop Taking Powerful Prescription Drugs?

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Wellness Programs Take Aim At Workplace Stress

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Overworked Americans Aren't Taking The Vacation They've Earned

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Tracy Solomon Clark didn't realize that the shortness of breath and dizziness she felt at age 44 was actually serious heart disease. Benjamin Brian Morris for NPR hide caption

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Hidden Heart Disease Is The Top Health Threat For U.S. Women

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Working Past Retirement Benefits Your Health, Study Says

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What's Good For The Heart Is Good For The Brain

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Kids' Grades Can Suffer When Mom Or Dad Is Depressed

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When It Comes To Desks, Sitting Is Bad, But Standing May Not Be Better

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Dr. Max Lebow examines the ear of 4-year-old Charlotte Anderson at Reliant Immediate Care in Los Angeles. Charlotte's mom brought her to the urgent care clinic because Charlotte was having balance problems. Benjamin Brian Morris for NPR hide caption

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Can't Get In To See Your Doctor? Many Patients Turn To Urgent Care

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Study Shows Extra Testosterone Might Help Some Older Men

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When Men Get Breast Cancer, They Enter A World Of Pink

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