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Food And Drug Administration Plans Crackdown On Risky Homeopathic Remedies

The Food and Drug Administration plans to take action against risky homeopathic remedies under a policy unveiled Monday.Alexander Baumann/EyeEm/Getty Imageshide caption

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In Election Year, Drug Industry Spent Big To Temper Talk About High Drug Prices

With drug prices in the election spotlight, the pharmaceutical industry's main trade group raised its revenue and spending.PeopleImages/Getty Imageshide caption

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Feel In Danger On A Date? These Apps Could Help You Stay Safe
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Feel In Danger On A Date? These Apps Could Help You Stay Safe

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Older Adults' Forgetfulness Tied To Faulty Brain Rhythms In Sleep

As people age they may forget more because their brain waves get out of sync, new research finds.PhotoAlto/Frederic Cirou/Getty Imageshide caption

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Older Adults' Forgetfulness Tied To Faulty Brain Rhythms In Sleep

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Reverberations Of War Complicate Vietnam Veterans' End-Of-Life Care

Earl Borges, now 70, conducted river patrols in the Navy during the Vietnam War. These days, he says, symptoms from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and ALS can intensify the anxiety he experiences as a result of PTSD.Courtesy of Shirley Borgeshide caption

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Heading North: American Doctors Report Back From Canada

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, joined protesters outside the U.S. Capitol in late November, as Republicans in the Senate worked to pass a sweeping tax bill.J. Scott Applewhite/APhide caption

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Consumers Hunting For Health Insurance Find High Prices — And Some Great Deals

The homepage of the Affordable Care Act exchange on Nov. 1, 2017 in Miami. The open enrollment period to sign up for a health plan on HealthCare.gov runs through Dec. 15; several states with their own health care exchanges have later deadlines.Joe Raedle/Getty Imageshide caption

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Consumers Hunting For Health Insurance Find High Prices — And Some Great Deals

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HealthCare.gov Enrollment Ends Friday. Sign-Ups Likely To Trail Last Year's

Isabel Diaz Tinoco and Jose Luis Tinoco had some questions for the Miami insurance agent who helped guide them in signing up for a HealthCare.gov policy at the Mall of the Americas in November.Joe Raedle/Getty Imageshide caption

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HealthCare.gov Enrollment Ends Friday. Sign-Ups Likely To Trail Last Year's

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Why Do So Many People Hate Obamacare So Much?

Opposition to Obamacare has been strong from the beginning. Demonstrators made their dissatisfaction clear in front of the Supreme Court in 2015.Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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Deadline Is Friday For Most ACA Insurance Sign-Ups, With Important Exceptions

A week after Hurricane Harvey swept through southern Texas in August, the streets of Katy, Texas, were still flooded. People in Puerto Rico and the Southeastern U.S. who were affected by the hurricanes are among those who may have extra time to enroll for 2018 health plans.Justin Sullivan/Getty Imageshide caption

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Native Americans Feel Invisible In U.S. Health Care System

Anna Whiting Sorrell, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in northwest Montana, had hernia surgery a couple of years ago. The Indian Health Service picked up a part of the tab for the surgery but denied coverage for follow-up appointments.Mike Albans for NPRhide caption

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Native Americans Feel Invisible In U.S. Health Care System

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Parents Worry Congress Won't Fund The Children's Health Insurance Program
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Parents Worry Congress Won't Fund The Children's Health Insurance Program

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Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?

Michele Comisky of Vienna, Va., enrolled her 8-year-old son, Jackson, in a study to test the value of probiotics in preventing the gut distress often experienced when taking antibiotics.Rob Stein/NPRhide caption

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Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?

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Window Blind Cords Still Pose A Deadly Risk To Children

About one child a month dies from being entangled in cords from blinds and shades, a study finds. Efforts are underway to get corded blinds off the market, but many will remain in homes.Joanne Dugan/Getty Imageshide caption

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