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Veterans in Murfreesboro, Tenn., enjoy a wheelchair tai chi class; other alternative health programs now commonly offered at VA hospitals in the U.S. include yoga, mindfulness training and art therapy. Blake Farmer/Nashville Public Radio hide caption

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Shots - Health News

To Treat Pain, PTSD And Other Ills, Some Vets Try Tai Chi

In hopes of reducing some veterans' reliance on pills for physical pain and psychological trauma, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is taking a look at alternative therapies.

New Chinese tariffs will raise the price of many American crops, including almonds and other nuts. PM Images/Getty Images hide caption

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What Chinese Tariffs Targeting American Crops Will Mean For Farmers

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On the night of Nov. 18, Sheriff Oscar Carrillo responded to a report of a Border Patrol agent down in this culvert. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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A Border Patrol Agent Dies Mysteriously. The Sheriff Has A Simple Theory

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Researchers looked at states with medical marijuana dispensaries and those that allow home cultivation. Evelyn Hockstein/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Opioid Use Lower In States That Eased Marijuana Laws

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Opioid Use Lower In States That Eased Marijuana Laws

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Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas in NBC's live performance of Jesus Christ Superstar. Peter Kramer/NBC hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour

'Jesus Christ Superstar' Brings Strong Voices To A Familiar Story

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'Jesus Christ Superstar' Brings Strong Voices To A Familiar Story

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Jim Skorpik developed a gunshot detector for schools at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington. Anna King/Northwest News Network hide caption

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School Sensor Can Alert Authorities, Lock Doors When Gunfire Is Heard

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Veterans in Murfreesboro, Tenn., enjoy a wheelchair tai chi class; other alternative health programs now commonly offered at VA hospitals in the U.S. include yoga, mindfulness training and art therapy. Blake Farmer/Nashville Public Radio hide caption

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Shots - Health News

To Treat Pain, PTSD And Other Ills, Some Vets Try Tai Chi

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To Treat Pain, PTSD And Other Ills, Some Vets Try Tai Chi

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