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Is It Time For Hearing Aids To Be Sold Over The Counter?

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Listen to Anne Webster read her poem

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Jose Cedillo, a 41-year-old former restaurant worker from Honduras, struggles to get health care for his diabetes. He often finds himself without a job and homeless on the streets of Baltimore. Doug Kapustin/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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You may be tempted to save a piece of a moldy loaf by discarding the fuzzy bits. But food safety experts say molds penetrate deeper into the food than what's visible to us. And eating moldy food comes with health risks. Alex Reynolds/NPR hide caption

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Prescription drug coverage is one benefit that drives up insurance costs, and one that is very popular with consumers. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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The FDA expanded its warnings about prescription cough and pain medications that contain the narcotics codeine or tramadol. Sujata Jana / EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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Don't Give Kids Cough Syrup Or Pain Meds That Contain Codeine, FDA Says

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President Donald Trump signs the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act at the White House on Wednesday. Molly Riley/Pool/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers found that a protein in human umbilical cord blood plasma improved learning and memory in older mice, but there's no indication it would work in people. Mike Kemp/Rubberball/Getty Images hide caption

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Human Umbilical Cord Blood Helps Aging Mice Remember, Study Finds

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'Powwow Sweat' Promotes Fitness Through Traditional Dance

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Parents can phrase advice to their teens about coping with stress in ways that also help teenagers imagine the perspectives of others. Maria Fabrizio for NPR hide caption

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Carl Goulden, of Littlestown Pa., developed hepatitis B 10 years ago. Soon his health insurance premiums soared beyond a price he and his wife could afford. Elana Gordon/WHYY hide caption

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U.S. Health Care Wrestles With The 'Pre-Existing Condition'

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Amianthus, a variety of asbestos. Exposure to the fibers can cause mesothelioma, a cancer of the thin membranes that line the chest and abdomen. DEA Picture Library/Getty Images/DeAgostini hide caption

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A study suggests spinal manipulation can reduce lower back pain for some people. sanjagrujic/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Spinal Manipulation Can Alleviate Back Pain, Study Concludes

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A common blood test checks for elevated levels of prostate-specific antigens (PSA) in a man's blood, as an indicator that he may have prostate cancer. Renphoto/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Task Force Softens Opposition To Routine Prostate Cancer Screening

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A 'Hot Zone' In The Brain May Reveal When, And Even What, We Dream

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Drugs That Work In Mice Often Fail When Tried In People

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