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Like many small towns, Bridgton, Maine, had few resources for people seeking treatment for opioid abuse. Susan Sharon/MPBN hide caption

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A Small Town Bands Together To Provide Opioid Addiction Treatment

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Investors See Big Opportunities In Opioid Addiction Treatment

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Zunika Crenshaw helps her 3-year-old daughter Jhase Crenshaw Bass with an asthma inhaler. Lesley McClurg/KQED hide caption

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Scientists Seek Genetic Clues To Asthma's Toll On Black Children

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Sgt. Jessie Bacon uses the Tactical Communications and Protective System to relay information to his squad in Fort Bliss, Texas. About 20,000 of the devices have been deployed so far. Sgt. Betty Boomer/U.S. Army hide caption

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Army's Smart Earplug Damps Explosive Noise, But Can Enhance Whispers

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A silver-haired bat, the type that transmitted rabies to a woman in Wyoming after apparently biting her while she slept. Lyn Alweis/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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The Probuphine implant delivers medication for six months. It helps reduce cravings for people with opioid use disorder. Courtesy of Braeburn Pharmaceuticals hide caption

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Long-Acting Opioid Treatment Could Be Available In A Month

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The FDA is is expected to decide by May 27 whether a long-acting, implantable version of this anti-addiction drug, buprinorphine, will be available in the United States. The implant is more convenient, proponents say, and less likely to be abused. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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FDA Considering Pricey Implant As Treatment For Opioid Addiction

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Early treatment for autism is key to making the most of the intervention, researchers say. Marc Romanelli/Blend Images RM/Getty Images hide caption

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Diane Horvath-Cosper says part of her job is advocating for patients' access to health care, including abortions. Gabriella Demczuk hide caption

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Can A Hospital Tell A Doctor To Stop Talking About Abortion?

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That Surgery Might Cost You A Lot Less In Another Town

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Which would you choose — a daily tablet or a trip to the doctor for an allergy shot? Eddie Lawrence/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images hide caption

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Immunotherapy Tablets For Dust Mite Allergy Reduce Asthma Risk

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