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Social Media Mocks South Dakota's 'Meth. We're On It' Campaign

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Sandra King Young runs Medicaid in American Samoa, a U.S. territory that faces dramatic funding cuts to islanders' health care unless Congress acts. "This is the United States' shame in the islands," she says. Selena Simmons-Duffin/NPR hide caption

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America's 'Shame': Medicaid Funding Slashed In U.S. Territories

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Open Enrollment For 2020 Obamacare Has Begun

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When It Comes To Vaping, Health Officials Insist There's A Lot At Stake

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Trump Administration's Efforts To Ban Most Flavored Vaping Products Have Stalled Out

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Oregon Law Meant To Help Mentally Ill Has Ended Up Putting More Of Them On The Street

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Kathy Kleinfeld opened Houston Women's Reproductive Services, which offers medication abortions, because she saw a need for more flexible scheduling. Gabriel C. Pérez/KUT hide caption

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For Supporters Of Abortion Access, Troubling Trends In Texas

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Pro Runner Mary Cain Discusses Abuse Allegations Against Nike

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Connecticut Plane Crash Sparks Toxicity Fears Over Firefighting Foam

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Social Media Has Become A Place To Talk About Mental Illness. But Is That Helpful?

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Researchers have found that giving your brain a little electrical zap while you sleep can lead to quicker learning and improved memory. Future You's episode 6 explores what this will mean in 2050. NPR hide caption

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VIDEO: The Military Discovered A Way To Boost Soldiers' Memories, And We Tried It

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A marijuana plant grows in California's Shasta-Trinity National Forest. This plant is part of an illegal growing operation by highly organized drug cartels that take advantage of the forests' thick canopy to help hide their operations. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Illegal Pot Operations In Public Forests Are Poisoning Wildlife And Water

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To deal with chronic pain, Pamela Bobb's morning routine now includes stretching and meditation at home in Fairfield Glade, Tenn. Bobb says this mind-body awareness intervention has greatly reduced the amount of painkiller she needs. Jessica Tezak for NPR hide caption

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Meditation Reduced The Opioid Dose She Needs To Ease Chronic Pain By 75%

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Unwed pregnant women in China face a legal gray zone where they are unable to access public services for themselves and their children. I Gede Bhaskara Ryandika/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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In China, Kids Of Unwed Mothers May Be Barred From Public Health Care, Education

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Despite Challenges To ACA, Florida Enrollment Rises

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Maryland now offers the country's first master's degree in the study of the science and therapeutics of cannabis. Pictured, an employee places a bud into a bottle for a customer at a weed dispensary in Denver, Colo. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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You Can Get A Master's In Medical Cannabis In Maryland

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