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Patchen has been a midwife for twenty years and is the founder of the Teen Alliance for Prepared Parenting or TAPP at Medstar Washington Hospital Center. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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'Where The Need Is': Tackling Teen Pregnancy With A Midwife At School

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The kids also learned handy visuals, like a remote control for negative thoughts so you can switch channels in your head. Nathalie Dieterle/for NPR hide caption

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To Teach Kids To Handle Tough Emotions, Some Schools Take Time Out For Group Therapy

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Seema Verma told hospital executives that she wants states to have flexibility in how they administer Medicaid, but there are limits. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Administration Rejects Proposal For Lifetime Medicaid Cap

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Ogechi Ukachu, one of the registered nurses recently hired to help staff D.C.'s "Right Care Right Now" program, takes a training call at the city's 911 call center. Selena Simmons-Duffin/NPR hide caption

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Can Triage Nurses Help Prevent 911 Overload?

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At a recent National LGBTQ Task Force conference in Washington D.C., Luis Felipe Cebas (right) from Whitman-Walker Health, talks with Sarah Fleming about PrEP, the pre-exposure drug that can help protect against HIV infection. Tyrone Turner/ WAMU hide caption

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PrEP Campaign Aims To Block HIV Infection And Save Lives In D.C.

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In A Quiet Place, John Krasinski plays Lee Abbott. The movie follows a family that lives in a post-apocalyptic world, where super-hearing creatures will kill them in they make a sound. Jonny Cournoyer © 2018 Paramount Pictures. hide caption

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Yes, You Really Do Hear Each Crunch Of Popcorn While Watching 'A Quiet Place'

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Caleb Torres, a senior at George Washington University, says he ran out of grocery money his freshmen year, so he began skipping meals. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Food, Housing Insecurity May Be Keeping College Students From Graduating

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Undergraduate Shira Rubin gamely demonstrates the Gesundheit machine, which collects samples of virus from the breath that sick students exhale. Rubin helps Dr. Somayeh Youssefi (left) set up the machine before patients use it. Selena Simmons-Duffin/WAMU hide caption

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When The Flu Hits Campus, The Gesundheit Machine Will Be Ready

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Eight-year-old Adele at Silver Stars in Maryland. "Gymnastics is her life," her mother Lowrey Redmond says. Courtesy of Lowrey Redmond hide caption

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'It's Up To All Of Us': Parents Of Young Gymnasts Respond To Nassar Abuse Scandal

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Marbell Castillo held her granddaughter, Maia Powell, as she was being examined by nurse practitioner Molly Lalonde at Burke Pediatrics in Burke, Va., in October 2017. Maia is insured through Virginia's Children's Health Insurance Program. Matt McClain/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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After Months In Limbo For Children's Health Insurance, Huge Relief Over Deal

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Dr. Gita Agarwal of Mary's Center conducts a telemedicine conference with Dennis Dolman from his mother's house in Washington, D.C. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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Can Home Health Visits Help Keep People Out Of The ER?

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The homepage of the Affordable Care Act exchange on Nov. 1, 2017 in Miami. The open enrollment period to sign up for a health plan on HealthCare.gov runs through Dec. 15; several states with their own health care exchanges have later deadlines. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Consumers Hunting For Health Insurance Find High Prices — And Some Great Deals

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Alejandra Borunda, sits with her two children, Natalia, 11, and Raul, 8, holding the family dog at their home in Aurora, Colo. Borunda's children are among those who would lose out if the CHIP program isn't funded. Helen H. Richardson/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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States Sound Warning That Kids' Health Insurance Is At Risk

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Yaritza Martinez holds her son, Yariel, during a visit to Children's National Health System in Washington D.C. She was infected with the Zika virus while pregnant, but Yariel seems to be doing fine. Selena Simmons-Duffin/WAMU hide caption

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A Baby Exposed To Zika Virus Is Doing Well, One Year Later

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Former state Sens. Dale Schultz, at podium, and Tim Cullen discuss gerrymandering in Wisconsin. Ailsa Chang/NPR hide caption

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Renewed Calls For Patriotism Over Politics When Drawing District Lines

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