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African-American men who have sex with men face a high risk of becoming infected with HIV. Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Blend Images/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Hereford, Texas, may have lovely vistas, but it's notably short of mental health care options. Kirk Kittell/Flickr hide caption

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Texas Strives To Lure Mental Health Providers To Rural Counties

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The rupture of a weakened portion of blood vessel (the dark blue spot in this brain scan of a 68-year-old woman) can prompt bleeding and death of brain tissue — a stroke. Simon Fraser/Science Source hide caption

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