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Keri Blakinger spent nearly two years incarcerated on narcotics charges before becoming a criminal justice reporter for the Houston Chronicle. Nicole Hensley/Houston Chronicle hide caption

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From Convict To Criminal Justice Reporter: 'I Was So Lucky To Come Out Of This'

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The shortage is a nationwide problem. And the cause, according to the drug's manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, is simple: "Unprecedented demand." Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Angela Lautner, who lives in Elsmere, Ky., has Type 1 diabetes and is an advocate for affordable insulin. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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'We're Fighting For Our Lives': Patients Protest Sky-High Insulin Prices

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The people who got caught up in the exercise boom of the 1970s and stuck with it into their senior years now have significantly healthier hearts and muscles than their sedentary counterparts. David Trood/Getty Images hide caption

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Exercise Wins: Fit Seniors Can Have Hearts That Look 30 Years Younger

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Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly, is a mainstay of genetics and biology labs. Courtesy of Marcus Stensmyr hide caption

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When And Where Fruit Flies First Bugged Humans

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Childhood infections may increase the risk of developing certain mental illnesses in childhood and adolescence. Kathleen Finlay/Getty Images/Image Source hide caption

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Atorvastatin, the generic form of Lipitor, can reduce the chances of heart attacks and strokes in people at risk. Side effects, such as muscle pain, are uncommon but should be part of the conversation about starting the medicines, a study concludes. Visuals Unlimited/Getty Images/Visuals Unlimited hide caption

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Before Starting A Statin, Talk It Over With Your Doctor

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While a day or two of complete rest may be necessary for kids after a concussion, any more could leave them feeling isolated and anxious, says Angela Lumba-Brown, a pediatric emergency medicine physician who helped shape new guidelines. Gregoire Sitter/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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Kids With Concussions Can Phase In Exercise, Screen Time Sooner Than Before

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Researchers zeroed in on the ages of kids when they enrolled in kindergarten to investigate discrepancies in ADHD diagnoses. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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Youngest Children In A Class Are Most Likely To Get ADHD Diagnosis

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While recovering from treatment for aplastic anemia, Tiffany Rowe had her wish granted. She danced on stage with Michael Jackson during his Bad concert tour. Courtesy of Tiffany Rowe hide caption

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How Do Wishes Granted To Very Sick Kids Affect Their Health?

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Klute-Nelson takes a break with her dogs Kona (left) and Max. Morgan Walker for NPR hide caption

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As Insurers Offer Discounts For Fitness Trackers, Wearers Should Step With Caution

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Becky Shaw's first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage in 2014. The following year, she and her husband, Ben, had Parker, their "rainbow baby," as babies born after pregnancy loss are often called. Ruby Eliason Photography hide caption

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Research hasn't delivered a definitive answer on whether fish oil and Vitamin D supplements have health benefits, but it's clear that eating fish is beneficial. Enn Li Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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"Everything is private information, stored on your computer or a computer you designate," says George Church, genetics professor at Harvard Medical School, about the approach of Nebula Genomics. Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The New Yorker hide caption

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Startup Offers To Sequence Your Genome Free Of Charge, Then Let You Profit From It

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Humans would do better to accept many of the life forms that share our space, than to scrub them all away, says ecologist Rob Dunn. Basic Books hide caption

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Counting The Bugs And Bacteria, You're 'Never Home Alone' (And That's OK)

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Getting physical activity every day can help maintain health throughout your life. Ronnie Kaufman/Larry Hirshowitz/Getty Images/Blend Images hide caption

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New Physical Activity Guidelines Urge Americans: Move More, Sit Less

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Protestors holding pictures of people who died from use of paint removers, including Drew Wynne, protest outside a Portland, Maine, Lowe's store on May 10, 2018. They were trying to persuade the retailer to stop selling paint strippers containing methylene chloride. Ben McCanna/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Retailers Plan To Clear Deadly Paint Removers From Shelves, As EPA Delays Ban

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Taking fish oil supplements to prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer may not be effective, a new study suggests. Cathy Scola/Getty Images hide caption

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Vitamin D And Fish Oil Supplements Mostly Disappoint In Long-Awaited Research Results

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Tetris and other absorbing brain games can get you into a "flow" state that relieves stress. Mary Mathis/NPR hide caption

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Can't Stop Worrying? Try Tetris To Ease Your Mind

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We Just 'Fell Back' An Hour. Here Are Tips To Stay Healthy During Dark Days Ahead

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