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Officer Brian Cregg checks in with a man who says he is homeless and living in his car in Concord, N.H. In Concord, as in many parts of the Northeast, widespread use of meth is new, police say, and is changing how they approach interactions with people who seem to be delusional. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Is It A Meth Case Or Mental Illness? Police Who Need To Know Often Can't Tell

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Nabia Drammeh, 27, a nurse, talks with Maram Ceesay, and her granddaughter, Awa at the Brufut Minor Health Center outside of Banjul, the Gambia. Awa's mother passed away during childbirth leaving her Maram to look after her. The 2-year-old is being treated for pneumonia. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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A Gambian Nurse Fights Pain Without Pills

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CDC Studying Tissue To Try And Track Down Root Cause Of Vaping-Related Lung Damage

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Opioid Settlement In Ohio Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

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Chicago Churches Help To Pay Off Cook County Residents' Medical Debt

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NPR's Student Podcast Challenge Returns

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Residents In Kentucky's Martin County Face Escalating Water Bills

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Though complications from the flu can be deadly for people who are especially vulnerable, including pregnant women and their newborns, typically only about half of pregnant women get the needed vaccination, U.S. statistics show. BSIP/Getty Images hide caption

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Get Your Flu Shot Now, Doctors Advise, Especially If You're Pregnant

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Low Blood Sugar Levels May Keep Alzheimer's At Bay

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California Wants To Train Doctors To Prevent Gun Deaths

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Mentoring Those Who Faced Sexual Abuse

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Residents In Goma Are Struggling To Gather Water While Fighting Ebola

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The University of Iowa is working to include teens on the autism spectrum in its programs for gifted students. Jeremy Leung for NPR hide caption

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Gifted Teens With Autism Connect With Like-Minded Kids At Math And Science Camp

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School Districts File Lawsuits Against E-Cigarette Maker Juul Labs

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Alex, at 4 years and 11 months old, throws a toy football. Caroline Cheung-Yiu hide caption

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A Boy's Mysterious Illness Leads His Family On A Diagnostic Odyssey

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Justice Williams with gym goers and kettlebells at CORE in Brookline, Mass. Robin Lubbock/WBUR hide caption

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'Queer Gym' Empowers LGBTQ+ Clients, Both Physically And Mentally

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Jeri Seidman and her daughter Hannah lounge at their home in Charlottesville, Va. Hannah is a patient in a genetic risk study about Type 1 diabetes. Carlos Bernate for NPR hide caption

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An Experimental Genetic Test Gives Early Warning For Kids At Risk Of Type 1 Diabetes

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Samuel Swedi, 22, is an electrical engineering student at Goma University in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He doesn't have a textbook — just whatever notes he has written in his notebook. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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In Congo, Ebola Is Just One More Thing To Worry About

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Bill Bryson's Latest Is A Different Kind Of Journey — Into 'The Body'

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A Juul starter kit sold at a kiosk in a mall in Makati City in the Philippines. Carlo Gabuco for NPR hide caption

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Juul Is Behaving Differently In The Philippines Than In The U.S., Say Activists

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Berkshire, the camp director, and other mentors spend one-on-one time with campers. One child said they feel like this is their "real" home and the other home they live in full time is a "backup." Kavitha Cardoza for NPR hide caption

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At This Camp, Children Of Opioid Addicts Learn To Cope And Laugh

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