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Opinion: We Are Risking Health And Life

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In the U.S., firearms kill more people through suicide than homicide. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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How The CDC's Reluctance To Use The 'F-Word' — Firearms — Hinders Suicide Prevention

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Many people might not be aware of what types of vaccines they need as they get older. Here, an adult gets a flu shot in Jacksonville, Fla. Rick Wilson/AP images for Flu + You hide caption

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HIV-positive patients and their families protest hospitals' lack of medicines and supplies in Caracas, Venezuela, in April 2018. Some patients are fleeing to neighboring countries like Peru in search of lifesaving anti-retroviral drugs. Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. John Dingell was seated next to President Barack Obama when he signed the Affordable Care Act into law at the White House on March 23, 2010. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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While a day or two of complete rest may be necessary for kids after a concussion, any more could leave them feeling isolated and anxious, says Angela Lumba-Brown, a pediatric emergency medicine physician who helped shape new guidelines. Gregoire Sitter/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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Kids With Concussions Can Phase In Exercise, Screen Time Sooner Than Before

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention traced an ongoing E. coli outbreak to the Central Coastal region of California. If you're sure your lettuce was grown elsewhere, you can eat it. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Romaine lettuce is displayed on a shelf at a supermarket in California in April, during an E. coli outbreak traced to contaminated lettuce. The CDC says a new outbreak has made lettuce dangerous to eat, just in time for America's most foodcentric holiday. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Chase Kulakowski, 3, contracted the polio-like condition known as acute flaccid myelitis in 2016. Two years later, his mother isn't sure he will ever recover. He's seen on his bed at home in Dyer, Ind., in October. Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Cases Of Mysterious Paralyzing Condition Continue To Increase, CDC Says

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Doctors have been tweeting about their experiences treating victims of gun violence after the NRA mocked a position paper by the American College of Physicians. Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After NRA Mocks Doctors, Physicians Reply: 'This Is Our Lane'

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"I am frustrated that despite all of our efforts, we haven't been able to identify the cause of this mystery illness," said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. James Leynse/Corbis/Getty Images hide caption

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CDC Investigates Cases Of Rare Neurological 'Mystery Illness' In Kids

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Charlie Hinderliter got a bad case of the flu back in January. He spent 58 days in the hospital, underwent two surgeries and was in a medically induced coma for a week. Neeta Satam for NPR hide caption

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Last Year, The Flu Put Him In A Coma. This Year He's Getting The Shot

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A tinted transmission electron micrograph of Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria (light purple/black) inside a cell. Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S., with more than 1.7 million reported cases in 2017. Biomedical Imaging Unit, Southampton General Hospital/Science Source hide caption

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