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Odds Are, They're Taking Your Blood Pressure All Wrong

Emily Blair, a medical assistant at the Colon, Stomach and Liver Center in Lansdowne, Va., takes a blood pressure reading for Robert Koenen. New guidelines say that patients should have their arm resting on a surface while taking a reading and both feet should be placed flat on the ground.Josh Loock/NPRhide caption

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Odds Are, They're Taking Your Blood Pressure All Wrong

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It's Not Just Politics. Food Can Stir Holiday Conflict, Too

Lots of families fight over politics at the holiday table. But decisions about which foods to put on the table can whip up stress and squabbles, too.PeopleImages/Getty Imageshide caption

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It's Not Just Politics. Food Can Stir Holiday Conflict, Too

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Out Of Bounds: From A Coma To 'Dancing With The Stars'

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'The Bad Food Bible' Says Your Eating Might Not Be So Sinful After All

In his new book, Dr. Aaron Carroll explains that there might be less evidence against some notoriously bad foods than we think.MHJ/Getty Imageshide caption

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'The Bad Food Bible' Says Your Eating Might Not Be So Sinful After All

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PHOTOS: Peep At The Toilets Of 7 Families Around The World

This is likely a pit toilet. The idea is that there's a giant hole underneath the toilet. It's from Revben and Havenes Banda's home in a rural village in Malawi. They live with their five children and five grandchildren; their monthly income is $50.Zoriah Miller for Dollar Streethide caption

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Young Men, Frequent Drivers Most Likely To Get Distracted While Driving

Distracted driving is a growing problem, accounting for at least 12 percent of road crashes worldwide. Young men are more likely to be distracted, a study finds.Kathleen Finlay/Cultura RF/Getty Imageshide caption

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Mileha Soneji: Can Simple Innovations Improve The Lives of Parkinson's Patients?

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Mileha Soneji: Can Simple Innovations Improve The Lives of Parkinson's Patients?

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Sam Kass: Can Free Breakfast Improve Learning?

Sam Kass speaks at TED Talks Live - Education Revolution.Ryan Lash/Ryan Lash/TEDhide caption

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Sam Kass: Can Free Breakfast Improve Learning?

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Myriam Sidibe: Would Fewer Children Die of Disease If They Just Washed Their Hands?

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Myriam Sidibe: Would Fewer Children Die of Disease If They Just Washed Their Hands?

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