Rural Californians Want Price Relief From GOP Health Bill, But Most Won't Get It

Tessa Anklin says Covered California health plans are too expensive for her family.April Dembosky/KQEDhide caption

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Rural Californians Want Price Relief From GOP Health Bill, But Most Won't Get It

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John McCain Was Diagnosed With A Glioblastoma, Among The Deadliest Of Cancers

Glioblastomas are the most common malignant brain tumor. About 12,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with the cancer every year.Sherbrooke Connectivity Imaging Lab/Science Sourcehide caption

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John McCain Was Diagnosed With A Glioblastoma, Among The Deadliest Of Cancers

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Just Thinking You're Slacking On Exercise Could Boost Risk Of Death

People who think they're more slothlike than peers may change their behavior to actually become less active.Oivind Hovland/Getty Images/Ikon Imageshide caption

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Just Thinking You're Slacking On Exercise Could Boost Risk Of Death

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Opioid Treatment Funds In Senate Bill Would Fall Far Short Of Needs

The morphine-like pain killer Oxycontin is just one of a number of opioids fueling a substance use crisis in the U.S. federal health officials say. And successful treatment for the substance use disorder can be costly.Leonard Lessin/Getty Images/Science Sourcehide caption

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Opioid Treatment Funds In Senate Bill Would Fall Far Short Of Needs

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Uncertainty Over Obamacare Leaves Next Year's Rates In Limbo
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Uncertainty Over Obamacare Leaves Next Year's Rates In Limbo

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Her Own Medical Future At Stake, A Child Storms Capitol Hill

Tymia McCullough is a poised, pageant-winning 11-year-old from South Carolina. She also happens to have sickle cell anemia and relies on Medicaid to pay for medical care.Liam James Doyle/NPRhide caption

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Her Own Medical Future At Stake, A Child Storms Capitol Hill

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Social Interaction Improves Quality Of Life For People With Dementia

Researchers find that dementia patients who engage in activities such as gathering photographs and talking about family see improvements in their quality of life and are less agitated.Owen Franken/Getty Imageshide caption

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Pushing Hospitals To Reduce Readmissions Hasn't Increased Deaths

The goal was to make sure hospitals didn't send patients home too soon, without a plan for following up or without enough support at home to recover completely.Science Photo Library / Getty Imageshide caption

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That Drug Expiration Date May Be More Myth Than Fact

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That Drug Expiration Date May Be More Myth Than Fact

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Neurosurgeon: McCain's Recovery From Brain Surgery Might Take Weeks

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Neurosurgeon: McCain's Recovery From Brain Surgery Might Take Weeks

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Seeking Online Medical Advice? Google's Top Results Aren't Always On Target

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Seeking Online Medical Advice? Google's Top Results Aren't Always On Target

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In Massachusetts, Proposed Medicaid Cuts Put Kids' Health Care At Risk

Two-year-old Robbie Klein has hemophilia, a medical condition that interferes with his blood's ability to clot normally. Without insurance, the daily medications he needs to stay healthy could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars or more each year.Jesse Costa/WBURhide caption

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In Massachusetts, Proposed Medicaid Cuts Put Kids' Health Care At Risk

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Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood

Clare Kelley practices "forest bathing" along the edge of an urban forest on Roosevelt Island, in the middle of the Potomac River. In contrast to hiking, forest bathing is less directed, melding mindfulness and nature immersion to improve health.Allison Aubrey/NPRhide caption

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Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood

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'Dirt Is Good': Why Kids Need Exposure To Germs

Jack Gilbert, co-author of the book "Dirt Is Good," says kids should be encouraged to get dirty, play with animals and eat colorful vegetables.Elizabethsalleebauer/Getty Images/RooM RFhide caption

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'Dirt Is Good': Why Kids Need Exposure To Germs

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Stress And Poverty May Explain High Rates Of Dementia In African-Americans

New research finds that African-Americans who grow up in harsh environments and endure stressful experiences are much more likely to develop Alzheimer's or some other form of dementia.Leland Bobbe/Getty Imageshide caption

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Stress And Poverty May Explain High Rates Of Dementia In African-Americans

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