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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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CDC: U.S. Suicide Rates Have Climbed Dramatically

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Julien Lavandier, a Colorado State University student, started smoking e-cigarettes as a high school sophomore. He says he's now hooked on Juul and has been unable to quit. John Daley / CPR News hide caption

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Dawn Charlton, an instructor with Being Adept, leads a discussion on marijuana for sixth-graders at Del Mar Middle School in Tiburon, California. Carrie Feibel/KQED hide caption

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With The Rise Of Legal Weed, Drug Education Moves From 'Don't' to 'Delay'

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Surgeons at Johns Hopkins perform a transplant using an HIV-positive organ. Courtesy of Johns Hopkins Medical hide caption

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A tree toppled by Hurricane Maria rests over damaged graves in the Villa Palmeras cemetery in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in December 2017. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Study Puts Puerto Rico Death Toll From Hurricane Maria Near 5,000

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A poster put out by the U.S. Children's Bureau in 1918. Francis Luis Mora/Library of Congress hide caption

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Parenting Advice From Uncle Sam

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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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Marines based in Okinawa, Japan, fire an M136 AT-4 rocket launcher as part of a weapons training exercise on the Kaneohe Bay Range Training Facility, in 2014. Lance Cpl. Matthew Bragg/U.S. Marines/DVIDS hide caption

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Army 'Leans In' To Protect A Shooter's Brain From Blast Injury

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From left to right: Felito Diaz, Julio Cesar Santiago, Richard Lopez and Irma Bermudez meet at Casa Esperanza, a treatment and transitional housing program in Roxbury, Mass. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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What Explains The Rising Overdose Rate Among Latinos?

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Amanda Williammee and her daughter Taycee. Now a happy preschooler, the little girl was born with neonatal abstinence syndrome — a condition that includes opioid withdrawal symptoms like tremors, irritability, sleep problems and high-pitched crying. Sarah Jane Tribble/KHN hide caption

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For Babies Of The Opioid Crisis, Best Care May Be Mom's Recovery

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Don Gregorio has lived all his life in the same home in Humacao, a city on Puerto Rico's eastern coast that was hard-hit by Hurricane Maria. Many of his old friends have since left for the mainland, the former carpenter says, and he feels very alone. Sarah Varney/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Listless And Lonely In Puerto Rico, Some Older Storm Survivors Consider Suicide

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The Surgeon General recommends more Americans carry naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote. Jake Harper/Side Effects Public Media hide caption

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Reversing An Overdose Isn't Complicated, But Getting The Antidote Can Be

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E-Liquid (right) with labeling that resembles kid-friendly candy (left). FDA/Flickr hide caption

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Federal Government Sends Warning To Vaping Companies

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Loneliness is on the rise in the U.S., particularly among younger people, such as members of Generation Z, born between the mid-1990s and the early 2000s, and millennials, just a little bit older. Tara Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Marines fire the Carl Gustav rocket system during live-fire training last October. With each firing, the shooter's brain is exposed to pulses of high pressure air emanating from the explosion that travel faster than the speed of sound. Sgt. Aaron Patterson/3rd Marine Division/DVIDS hide caption

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Report To Army Finds Blast From Some Weapons May Put Shooter's Brain At Risk

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