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Some Veterans Affairs Reforms Undermine Medical Recruitment Efforts

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Oliver Sacks was an author, physician and a professor of neurology at the New York University School of Medicine. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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Oliver Sacks: A Neurologist At The 'Intersection Of Fact And Fable'

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Renowned British neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, pictured in London in 1983, died Sunday of cancer. He was 82. United News/Popperfoto/Getty Images hide caption

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Oliver Sacks Was A Boundless Explorer Of The Human Brain

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Heroin sold in the U.S., like this dose confiscated in Alabama last fall, is often cut with other drugs. Tamika Moore/AL.com/Landov hide caption

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Illicit Version Of Painkiller Fentanyl Makes Heroin Deadlier

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University Medical Center New Orleans on Aug. 1, when the $1 billion facility welcomed its first patients. Brett Duke/The Times-Picayune/Landov hide caption

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Katrina Shut Down Charity Hospital But Led To More Primary Care

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Michael Arnott, of Cambridge, Mass., says he used to have trouble staying awake on long drives. Sleep specialists discovered he has obstructive sleep apnea, though not for the most common reasons — he isn't overweight, and doesn't smoke or take sedatives. M. Scott Brauer for NPR hide caption

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Snooze Alert: A Sleep Disorder May Be Harming Your Body And Brain

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Tongying Liu, who suffers from mental illness, eats dinner in a corner while her son, Tong Xiao, and his younger sister, Ling Xiao, try to keep their box of snacks from their pig. Tongying had six children but hacked her oldest son to death and let three others starve. Liu Yuyang/At Home With Mental Illness hide caption

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How Well Do War And Women's Health Mix?

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Can Health Care Be Cured Of Racial Bias?

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Can playing the Project Evo game really improve the brain's ability to deal with distractions? Its manufacturer thinks so. Courtesy of Akili hide caption

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'Play This Video Game And Call Me In The Morning'

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Cris and Valerie Fiore hold one of their favorite pictures of their sons Anthony (with the dark hair) and Nick. Anthony died from a heroin overdose in May 2014 at the age of 24. Cris Fiore's eulogy described his son's death as a shock, but "not a surprise." Anthony had been addicted to heroin for years. Ben Allen/WITF hide caption

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When Rehab Might Help An Addict — But Insurance Won't Cover It

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A YWCA summer camp for girls called Camp Nizhoni took place at Lincoln Hills from 1924-1945. Denver Public Library, Western History Collection hide caption

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During Segregation, A Mountain Oasis Gave Black Families A Summer Escape

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Dyha Gresham (front, left), her older sister Briceshanay (in back) and Briceshanay's daughter Uri stand in their New Orleans home with the family's cat Sugar-Pepper and dog Selena. After Katrina, Briceshanay says, she relied on theater and the arts to help her "move through terrible and difficult times." Edmund D. Fountain for NPR hide caption

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Katrina's Emotional Legacy Includes Pain, Grief And Resilience

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