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To deal with chronic pain, Pamela Bobb's morning routine now includes stretching and meditation at home in Fairfield Glade, Tenn. Bobb says this mind-body awareness intervention has greatly reduced the amount of painkiller she needs. Jessica Tezak for NPR hide caption

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Meditation Reduced The Opioid Dose She Needs To Ease Chronic Pain By 75%

For some patients in pain, opioids are still part of the long-term solution, doctors say. But by adding meditation, hypnosis or other treatments, the opioid dose can be reduced.

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Nanjing Road East Shanghai Restoration Project

To deal with chronic pain, Pamela Bobb's morning routine now includes stretching and meditation at home in Fairfield Glade, Tenn. Bobb says this mind-body awareness intervention has greatly reduced the amount of painkiller she needs. Jessica Tezak for NPR hide caption

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Meditation Reduced The Opioid Dose She Needs To Ease Chronic Pain By 75%

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Occasional Magic Yppah
Neighborhoods Yppah
Onigiri Elaquent
Replacement Driver Saxon Shore
Angels and Brotherly Love Saxon Shore

Lennar New Home Consultant Brittney Svach is selling "smart homes" at the Amazon Experience Center in Black Diamond, Wash., about an hour south of Seattle. Joshua McNichols/KUOW hide caption

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A Smart Home Neighborhood: Residents Find It Enjoyably Convenient Or A Bit Creepy

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Turkish Voodoo Free the Robots
Inter Arma Free the Robots
Without A Doubt Eric Lau
Runway Eric Lau
Mirror Germany Germany
Mercury Blues Steve Miller Band
Space Cowboy Steve Miller Band
Dark Peers Tristeza
Missoula Tristeza
Shap Baba Various
The Girl from Sukhumvit Various
Killer Queen Louis Clark & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Unwed pregnant women in China face a legal gray zone where they are unable to access public services for themselves and their children. I Gede Bhaskara Ryandika/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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In China, Kids Of Unwed Mothers May Be Barred From Public Health Care, Education

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