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Lola gets her vitals checked during a monthly visit to Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital on February 8, 2016. Prior to the visit, she had taken her daily dosage of lorazepam, a drug used to help with anxiety and nausea, causing her to often experience loopiness. Moriah Ratner hide caption

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How InterSurgeon Connects Surgeons Around The World

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Why The Latest Fentanyl Surge Is Hitting Some Communities Harder Than Others

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Sherrie Lawson struggled with PTSD, depression and anxiety after she survived the Washington Navy Yard shooting. Courtesy of Sherrie Lawson hide caption

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Dealing With Trauma After A Mass Shooting — Over The Long Term

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The Salt Institute spent decades questioning government efforts to limit Americans' sodium intake. Critics say the institute muddied the links between salt and health. Now it has shut its doors. ATU Images/Getty Images hide caption

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After A Century, A Voice For The U.S. Salt Industry Goes Quiet

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Oily fish such as salmon, sardines and lake trout, as well as some plant sources such as walnuts and flaxseed, can be good, tasty sources of omega-3 fatty acids. MinoruM/Getty Images hide caption

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Eating Fish May Help City Kids With Asthma Breathe Better

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Cheryl Holder takes a patient's vitals in Miami on March 18. Maria Alejandra Cardona for NPR hide caption

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In Florida, Doctors See Climate Change Hurting Their Most Vulnerable Patients

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Matthew Lachance rides an electric scooter in Washington, D.C. Scooters have grown in popularity, and now ride-related injuries are a common sight at the George Washington University Hospital, according to Dr. Kate Douglass. Noah Fortson/NPR hide caption

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As Electric Scooters Proliferate, So Do Minor Injuries And Blocked Sidewalks

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson On Medicaid Work Requirement

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Smog fills Utah's Salt Lake Valley in January 2017. Winter weather in the area often traps air pollution that is bad for public health. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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EPA Science Panel Considering Guidelines That Upend Basic Air Pollution Science

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How A Lawsuit Challenging Obamacare Could Affect People With Pre-Existing Conditions

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