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The White House Says Nursing Home Regulations Are Too Tough

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When Teens Abuse Parents, Shame and Secrecy Make It Hard to Seek Help

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A box of vaping products confiscated from students or thrown away at Boulder High School. The school's assistant principal collects items for later delivery to the county's hazardous waste facility. John Daley/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Don't Toss That E-Cig: Vaping Waste Is A Whole New Headache For Schools and Cities

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After Deadly Attacks On Ebola Responders, WHO Watches Congo Outbreak From Outside

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Years ago, Portia Smith (center) was afraid to seek care for her postpartum depression because she feared child welfare involvement. She and her daughters Shanell Smith (right), 19, and Najai Jones Smith (left), 15, pose for a selfie in February after makeup artist Najai made up everyone as they were getting ready at home to go to a movie together. Tom Gralish/Philadelphia Inquirer hide caption

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Black Mothers Get Less Treatment For Their Postpartum Depression

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Future Of Surprise Medical Billing Legislation Remains Uncertain

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A World Health Organization medic prepares a vaccination dose for a front-line aid worker earlier this year in the small town of Mangina, Democratic Republic of Congo. Four Ebola response workers were killed and six others injured in two attacks overnight — one in Mangina and the other in Biakato Mines. Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP hide caption

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Study: For HIV-Infected Babies, Treatment Should Start At Birth

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If you don't have a steady source of healthy food, it's hard to manage chronic conditions. That's why health care providers are setting up food pantries — right in hospitals and clinics. mixetto/Getty Images hide caption

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'Food Pharmacies' In Clinics: When The Diagnosis Is Chronic Hunger

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We're tethered to our brothers and sisters as adults far longer than we are as children; our sibling relationships, in fact, are the longest-lasting family ties we have. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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Jennifer Brooks, who had repeatedly visited the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, was sued by Southeastern Emergency Physicians for $8,500 in unpaid medical bills. Andrea Morales/MLK50 hide caption

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The newly signed law is set to take effect on June 1, 2020. A temporary blanket ban on all vaping products will remain in place until Dec. 11. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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The MX908 can check for the presence of fentanyl mixed with other drugs and such testing may help prevent overdoses. Sarah Mackin of the Boston Public Health Commission prepares the machine for testing some samples. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Built For Counterterrorism, This High-Tech Machine Is Now Helping Fight Fentanyl

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A food allergy, sensitivity, or intolerance can make the difference between passing the mashed potatoes — and passing on them. JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images hide caption

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