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Doctors often prescribe more opioid painkillers than necessary following surgery, for a variety of reasons. Education Images/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Nick Vargas talks with Dr. Kathryn Hall at The Source, an LGBT center in Visalia, Calif. Hall says that time and time again, her patients tell her they're afraid to come out to their other doctors. Ezra David Romero/Valley Public Radio hide caption

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'Here It Goes': Coming Out To Your Doctor In Rural America

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Doctors think the chronic pain of "shoulder impingement" may arise from age-related tendon and muscle degeneration, or from a bone spur that can rub against a tendon. Michele Constantini/PhotoAlto/Getty Images hide caption

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Popular Surgery To Ease Chronic Shoulder Pain Called Into Question

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U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, shown here testifying before a Senate committee in 2017, says President Trump's top health priority is addressing opioid addiction. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Surgeon General Says Working Together Is Key To Combating Opioid Crisis

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Myriam Sidibe: Would Fewer Children Die of Disease If They Just Washed Their Hands?

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Greg Miller shows the Suboxone medication in 2016 that he has taken daily for his addiction to painkillers. Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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MedStar Health clinic in Washington, D.C. An affiliated MedStar hospital is just one of many facilities throughout the U.S. that have been hit with shortages of certain medications because of recent hurricane damage to manufacturers in Puerto Rico. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Hurricane Damage To Manufacturers In Puerto Rico Affects Mainland Hospitals, Too

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The FDA has approved the first drug with "a digital ingestion tracking system." Abilify MyCite is an antipsychotic with an ingestible sensor that transmits data to a patch, which then sends the information to a smartphone app. Proteus Digital Health hide caption

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Increased Hours Online Correlate With An Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

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With Stricter Guidelines, Do You Have High Blood Pressure Now?

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Is There A Way To Keep Using Opioid Painkillers And Reduce Risk?

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Brain Scientists Look Beyond Opioids To Conquer Pain

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