Michaeleen Doucleff Michaeleen Doucleff is a reporter for NPR's Science Desk.

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To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

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A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

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How To Get Your Kids To Do Chores (Without Resenting It)

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Why It's Difficult For Viruses To Turn In To Deadly Pandemics

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Is Sleeping With Your Baby As Dangerous As Doctors Say?

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Secrets Of A Maya Supermom: What Parenting Books Don't Tell You

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Patients are treated at an Army ward in Kansas during the influenza epidemic of 1918. About 675,000 Americans died of the flu known as "la grippe." NYPL/Science Source/Getty Images hide caption

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Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

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Influenza covers its shell with two types of accessories: the H spike, blue, and the N spike, red. Here the flu particle is sliced open to show its genetic material. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases hide caption

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