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Petrochemical facilities in the Houston area are assessing their hurricane preparedness after Hurricane Harvey. This oil refinery reinforced storage tank roofs with geodesic domes — the gray caps on some of the white tanks in the photo — to better withstand a deluge. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Industry Looks For Hurricane Lessons As Climate Changes

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A thick layer of smoke from the Carr Fire settles over California's Central Valley in a view from a jet earlier this summer. Fine particulate matter from drifting wildfire smoke mixes with industrial ozone and can become trapped between the mountain ranges. George Rose/Getty Images hide caption

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In 34 states and the District of Columbia, there are religious exemptions to child neglect and abuse laws. That means a parent can deny a child medical care for reasons based on religion. John Fedele/Getty Images/Blend Images hide caption

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How Religion Shapes The Way People Approach Medicine

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Drew Calver, a high school history teacher and swim coach in Austin, Texas, had a heart attack at his home on April 2, 2017. A neighbor rushed him to the nearby emergency room at St. David's Medical Center, which wasn't in the school district's health plan. Callie Richmond/KHN hide caption

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His $109K Heart Attack Bill Is Now Down To $332 After NPR Told His Story

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How People With Opioid Addictions Are Treated In Prison

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A visitor to the Harvard School of Public Health's mock safe injection setup checks out the items on the demonstration table set up underneath a tent on the quad near the medical school in Boston on April 30, 2018. Jessica Rinaldi/Getty Images hide caption

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Justice Department Promises Crackdown On Supervised Injection Facilities

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'Gross Anatomy' Turns Humor On Taboos About The Female Body

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The Food and Drug Administration says that a large body of research "does not support a cancer warning for coffee," a statement at odds with a California court ruling earlier this year. Daniel Augusto/Flickr hide caption

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A variety of cuts of beef and ground beef are displayed for sale at Union Market in Washington, D.C. A new Missouri law says only products like these cuts that are "derived from harvested production livestock or poultry" can be labeled as meat. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Some research suggests that having multiples increases a parent's risk of mental health concerns — like depression and anxiety — before and after the children are born. Don't be afraid to admit it, parents advise. Emotional support can help. Terry Vine/Getty Images hide caption

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Vials of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine are displayed on a counter at a Walgreens Pharmacy in Mill Valley, Calif., in 2015. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Wren Vetens fought to get her gender confirmation surgery covered after the Group Insurance Board's initial decision left her without insurance coverage. Lauren Justice for KHN hide caption

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The Food and Drug Administration quickly identified romaine lettuce as the source of a months-long outbreak, but the foodborne illness investigation has been one of the agency's most complicated in years. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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What Sparked An E. Coli Outbreak In Lettuce? Scientists Trace A Surprising Source

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