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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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Researchers used a gene-carrying virus to fix blood stem cells that were then used to treat patients with beta-thalassemia. Power and Syred/Science Photo Library/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., arrives at the Capitol for a vote with her new daughter, Maile, on Thursday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Tammy Duckworth Brings Her Newborn To Senate Floor After Rule Change

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth walks across stage at the Democratic National Convention in 2016. She is the first senator to give birth while serving in office. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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A medical worker gives a toddler oxygen through a respirator following an alleged poison gas attack in eastern Ghouta, Syria on April 8. Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP hide caption

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Peggy Orenstein speaks on the TED stage. Marla Aufmuth/TED hide caption

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Peggy Orenstein: How Should We Talk To Our Kids About Sex?

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Aala El-Khani speaks on the TED stage. Enna Bartlett hide caption

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Aala El-Khani: How Do You Help Kids Cope With Trauma?

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Velva Poole works to reunite children with parents who have been grappling with substance use disorder. Mentoring the parents, she says, is a big part of the state-sponsored program's success. Lisa Gillespie/Louisville Public Media hide caption

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Wendy Root Askew with her husband Dominick Askew and their son. When the little boy (now 6) was born, Root Askew struggled with postpartum depression. She likes California's bill, she says, because it goes beyond mandatory screening; it would also require insurers to establish programs to help women get treatment. Courtesy of Wendy Root Askew hide caption

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Lawmakers Weigh Pros And Cons Of Mandatory Screening For Postpartum Depression

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Scientists are finding that, just as with secondhand smoke from tobacco, inhaling secondhand smoke from marijuana can make it harder for arteries to expand to allow a healthy flow of blood. Maren Caruso/Getty Images hide caption

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Are There Risks From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke? Early Science Says Yes

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A girl's hand reaches for sugar cubes. "We told people to load up on processed carbohydrates and gave sugary beverages a pass," said Dr. David Ludwig on what science got wrong about childhood obesity. Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Call-In: Childhood Obesity Rates Are At Their Highest Since 1999

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Revolutionary Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton Dies At 99

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Durga, now 22, was married in her northern Indian village at the age of 15. Her father forced her into the marriage. But he had a change of heart right after the wedding and refused to send her to her husband. After much careful diplomacy, he managed to dissolve the union. Swati Vashishtha for NPR hide caption

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Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says Thursday's letter from the Trump administration "was not a rejection of our approach," but rather an invitation to keep talking about how to make Idaho's state-based health plans pass muster. Otto Kitsinger/AP hide caption

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Virginia Del. Kathy Tran often brings her baby to work and has breastfed on the House floor in Richmond. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Statehouses Have A Ways To Go To Accommodate New Moms

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A student stops to look at a memorial at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 28. Last month's shooting raised questions about whether states are doing enough to fund mental health services in schools. Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mental Health Funding Tied To Florida's Controversial Gun Legislation

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