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Will computers alienate us from the healing touch? Chris Nickels for NPR hide caption

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As Artificial Intelligence Moves Into Medicine, The Human Touch Could Be A Casualty

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Measles used to be a common childhood disease, but after an effective vaccine was developed, the disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. This year's outbreaks, however, put that status in jeopardy. solidcolours/Getty Images hide caption

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Oakley Yoder walks with her parents, Josh Perry and Shelli Yoder, outside their home in Bloomington, Ind. Chris Bergin for KHN hide caption

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Summer Bummer: A Young Camper's $142,938 Snakebite

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MMR — the modern combination vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella — provides stronger, longer-lasting protection against measles than the stand-alone measles vaccine typically given in the U.S. in the early 1960s. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Measles Shots Aren't Just For Kids: Many Adults Could Use A Booster Too

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The newer 3D mammograms provide a more detailed picture of the breast tissue, leading to more precise detection of abnormalities. andresr/Getty Images hide caption

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When It's Time For A Mammogram, Should You Ask For 3D?

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Studies show that when doctors practice compassion, patients fare better, and doctors experience less burnout. Cavan Images/Getty Images/Cavan Images RF hide caption

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Palliative care is a growing specialty that provides comfort care and that teaches patients and doctors how to talk about patients' goals for life with serious disease — and how to prepare for a good ending. Sturti/Getty Images hide caption

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Decoded Brain Signals Could Give Voiceless People A Way To Talk

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How do you tell the good parenting advice from the bad? When producer Selena Simmons-Duffin's daughter was ready to start solid food, her parents encountered wildly conflicting advice about what to feed her. Selena Simmons-Duffin/NPR hide caption

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Drowning In Parenting Advice? Here's Some Advice For That

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Google is looking to artificial intelligence as a way to make a mark in health care. Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Google Searches For Ways To Put Artificial Intelligence To Use In Health Care

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When is a snore just annoying and when is it a sign of sleep apnea? Luckily, they sound pretty different. Aleksandra Shutova / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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Beyond Annoying: How To Identify The Sounds Of A Troublesome Snore

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Parts of the Cape Fear River near Fayetteville, N.C., are contaminated with a PFAS compound called GenX. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is surveying residents in the area about their health. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Dig Into Hard Questions About The Fluorinated Pollutants Known As PFAS

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A large new study finds mixed results for the effectiveness of programs aimed at motivating healthful behavior — such as more exercise and better nutrition — among employees. Erik Isakson/Getty Images/Tetra images RF hide caption

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