Rebecca Davis

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Kelly Zimmerman holds her son Jaxton Wright at a parenting session at the Children's Health Center in Reading, Pa. The free program provides resources and social support to new parents in recovery from addiction, or who are otherwise vulnerable. Natalie Piserchio for NPR hide caption

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Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together

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Parenting Advice From Uncle Sam

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Samantha Pierce of Cleveland has a 7-year-old daughter, Camryn. In 2009, Pierce gave premature birth to twins. The babies did not survive. Scientists say black women lead more stressful lives, which makes them more likely to give birth prematurely and puts their babies at risk of dying. Dustin Franz for NPR hide caption

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How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants

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Flooded houses near Lake Houston on Aug. 30, after the storm called Harvey swept through. Sociologist Clare Cooper Marcus says our homes hold our emotional history — our memories, our hopes, our dreams and pain. In some ways our homes are who we are. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Houstonians Still Haven't Seen Their Homes

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After Mastectomy, Young Woman's Tattoo Helps Her Feel Whole Again

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Syrian Refugee And German Scientist Make An Unlikely Team

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Nedal Said risked everything to rejoin the scientific community. Erik Nelson Rodriguez for NPR hide caption

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Web Comic: A Scientist Runs For His Life And Finds His Dream

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Carmen Bachmann founded "Chance for Science," a website that connects refugee academics with scientists working in Germany. Thomas Victor for NPR hide caption

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While Others Saw Refugees, This German Professor Saw Human Potential

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Jim Allison in his lab at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Scott Dalton for NPR hide caption

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A Scientist's Dream Fulfilled: Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer

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Training The Immune System To Fight Cancer Has 19th-Century Roots

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Lea Hatouni is a Christian living in the predominantly Muslim Middle East. Like so many other Lebanese, she expects to have to leave Lebanon to start her career after college. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Why Lea Of Lebanon Wants To Leave Home: #15Girls

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She's a teenager with a cellphone, surfing the Internet. And she's a Syrian refugee who works in the fields up to 14 hours a day. That's the new life of 15-year-old Fatmeh, seen here in the living room area of her family's makeshift shelter. Dalia Khamissy for NPR hide caption

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A Teen Who Fled Syria Had High Hopes For Her Life In Lebanon: #15Girls

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The Doctor Who Championed Hand-Washing And Briefly Saved Lives

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Emergency room doctor Joshua Mugele (left) stands with Dr. Samuel Brisbane at Liberia's JFK Hospital, which saw its first Ebola patient in June. Courtesy of Joshua Mugele hide caption

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Panic In The Parking Lot: A Hospital Sees Its First Ebola Case

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