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Addiction to opioids and heroin is a major public health problem, but so is alcohol abuse. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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Surgeon General Murthy Wants America To Face Up To Addiction

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Premature birth is the leading cause of infant death in the U.S. and also can cause lifelong disabilities. Anthony Saffery/Getty Images hide caption

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Cori Bargmann is applying her training as a neuroscientist to shaping the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's ambitious agenda. Chan Zuckerberg Initiative hide caption

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Applying A Silicon Valley Approach To Jump-Start Medical Research

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A government watchdog's report says Flint residents' exposure to lead in city drinking water could have been stopped months earlier by federal regulators. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Women may have different ways of coping with childhood stresses than men, which may increase their risk of health problems in adulthood. Jutta Klee/Uppercut/Getty Images hide caption

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George Washington University is training doctors to understand the health care system as it also teaches them how to take care of patients. Team Static/fStop/Getty Images hide caption

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For Doctors-In-Training, A Dose Of Health Policy Helps The Medicine Go Down

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Medical students at George Washington University met with residents of Washington, D.C., to find out what challenges they face in managing asthma. Sarah Miknis/GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences hide caption

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This Med School Teaches Health Policy Along With The Pills

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