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Ed Rendell, former governor of Pennsylvania, has taken a strong stand on supervised injection sites. Andrew Harrer/Getty Images hide caption

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'Come And Arrest Me': Former Pa. Governor Defies Justice Department On Safe Injection

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Richard Langford, at home in East Nashville, Tenn., still has significant trouble with mental focus and memory issues 10 years after a sudden and serious infection landed him in the hospital ICU for several weeks. Morgan Hornsby for NPR hide caption

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When ICU Delirium Leads To Symptoms Of Dementia After Discharge

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Delayed pushing made no difference in whether first-time mothers had a cesarean section, a large study finds. Getty Images hide caption

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When Giving Birth For The First Time, Push Away

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As a counselor, Niasha Fray saw firsthand the obstacles black women face in breast cancer treatment. She's now program director of the Duke Center for Community and Population Health Improvement. Justin Cook for NPR hide caption

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Some apps, like CBT-I Coach, use proven scientific methods to help people manage their underlying sleep challenges. Mary Mathis/NPR hide caption

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Some Apps May Help Curb Insomnia, Others Just Put You To Sleep

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Suboxone, a medicine to treat opioid addiction, helps people struggling with substance abuse by blocking their cravings and physical withdrawal symptoms. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe/Getty Images hide caption

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Addiction Treatment Gap Is Driving A Black Market For Suboxone

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Psychologists find that cognitive processing therapy — a type of counseling that helps people learn to challenge and modify their beliefs related to a trauma — can be useful in healing the mental health problems some experience after a sexual assault. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Osteoporosis specialists are considering wider use of a drug to strengthen bones in elderly women. BSIP/BSIP/UIG/Getty Images hide caption

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Wider Use Of Osteoporosis Drug Could Prevent Bone Fractures In More Elderly Women

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Dr. James P. Allison, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, poses for a photo in New York in 2015. Allison and Tasuku Honjo have jointly been awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Scientists Who Sparked Revolution In Cancer Treatment Share Nobel Prize In Medicine

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For severe heart failure patients, an LVAD, or left ventricular-assist device, helps the heart pump blood. 7asmin via Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Purdue Pharma, maker of the opioid OxyContin, has a subsidiary that won a patent for a treatment for opioid addiction. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The contents of the naloxone kit inside an AED box located in the VA West Roxbury cafeteria. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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VA Adding Opioid Antidote To Defibrillator Cabinets For Quicker Overdose Response

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Air Methods' helicopter in Pocola, Okla. The company owns five other Oklahoma bases under the Tulsa Life Flight brand that it bought in 2009. Jackie Fortier/ StateImpact Oklahoma hide caption

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Will Congress Bring Sky-High Air Ambulance Bills Down To Earth?

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"The biggest challenge for me was to see how I would be a father again," says Dr. Naveed Khan, who was injured while driving an all-terrain vehicle. "With two able-bodied parents at home, it was easier." Shelby Knowles for NPR hide caption

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Taken For A Ride: M.D. Injured In ATV Crash Gets $56,603 Bill For Air Ambulance Trip

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Immature human eggs (pink) were created by Japanese researchers using stem cells that were derived from blood cells. Courtesy of Saitou Lab hide caption

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Scientists Create Immature Human Eggs From Stem Cells

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The fix was in for this rhesus macaque drinking juice on the Ganges River in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India. No gambling was required to get the reward. Fotofeeling/Getty Images/Westend61 RM hide caption

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In Lab Turned Casino, Gambling Monkeys Help Scientists Find Risk-Taking Brain Area

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A Swiss study tracking the health of a group of children conceived via assisted reproductive technology found that a surprising number developed premature aging of their blood vessels. Now in their teens, 15 percent have hypertension. Steve Debenport/Getty Images hide caption

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Lt. Ryan Snyder, who works at the Champaign County jail in Illinois, says it's hard for any such facility to provide the kind of one-on-one mental health treatment many inmates need. Christine Herman/Illinois Public Media hide caption

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