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When it comes to chronic pain relief, the CDC is asking doctors and patients to think about alternatives to opioids. Robin Nelson/Zumapress.com/Corbis hide caption

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CDC Has Advice For Primary Care Doctors About Opioids

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Mariel Mohns and Mustafa Rasheed are working in a University of Wisconsin lab that's trying to figure out how Zika virus could be damaging fetuses. Courtesy of Kristi L. Hall hide caption

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Scientists Report In Real Time On Challenging Zika Research

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Study Shows Extra Testosterone Might Help Some Older Men

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Popular Heartburn Pills Can Be Hard To Stop, And May Be Risky

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Scientists have the ability to use DNA from three adults to make one embryo. But should they? A. Dudzinski/Science Source hide caption

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Babies With Genes From 3 People Could Be Ethical, Panel Says

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Tim Kilroy runs a business from his home in Arlington, Mass. His insurance company quit covering the long-acting Ritalin that helps him manage his ADHD. Ellen Webber for NPR hide caption

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Fight To Lower Drug Prices Forces Some To Switch Medication

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Nexium is one of several popular medications for heartburn and acid reflux called proton-pump inhibitors. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Popular Acid Reflux Drugs Are Linked To Kidney Disease Risk

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Training The Immune System To Fight Cancer Has 19th-Century Roots

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A hearing test you take on your phone provides immediate, private feedback. George Doyle/Ocean/Corbis hide caption

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Is Everybody Mumbling? Try A Hearing Test You Take On The Phone

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