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Asthma is a big cause of school absences and can cause parents to miss work, too. AJPhoto/Science Source hide caption

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Childhood Asthma Rates Level Off, But Racial Disparities Remain

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The Alto Yellowjackets take the field on Nov. 13, a month after Matthews died. Lauren Silverman/NPR hide caption

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Deaths Persist In Youth And Student Football Despite Safety Efforts

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Brain imaging experiments found patterns associated with attention span. iStockphoto hide caption

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A Peek At Brain Connections May Reveal Attention Deficits

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Gretchen Burns-Bergman (center) speaks Wednesday at a rally in front of the White House about ending mass incarceration of drug users. Angus Chen/NPR hide caption

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Listen: on the scene with Moms United by the White House

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Jessica Roberts and her father, Alan Roberts, who has struggled with addiction himself. They are both clean and hope to break the cycle of addiction with the newest generation of their family. Mallory Yu/NPR hide caption

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