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Chicago Teens And Combat Veterans Join Forces To Process Trauma

In parts of Chicago, violence is unavoidable, with effects similar to being in a war zone. The Urban Warriors program connects kids with veterans who may understand what they've been through.
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Zika Virus Will Spread Through The Americas, Health Group Says

WHO says the virus is moving fast because the mosquito carrying Zika is widespread in the hemisphere, and the population is not immune. Only Canada is likely to be spared.
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The Mystery Of The Listeria That Lurked In Bags Of Dole Salad

Foodborne illness investigators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other agencies have identified the source of a Listeria outbreak that sickened 12 people and led to one death.
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Insurers Hire Social Workers To Tackle The Opioid Epidemic

Some health plans in Massachusetts are putting tighter limits on painkiller prescriptions. Others are hiring their own social workers to help customers who struggle with opioid abuse quit for good.
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What's Your Type? With Diabetes, It Can Be Unclear

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are two different conditions, but people can get confused over which is which. Some doctors say it's time to overhaul diabetes definitions.
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Sex Won't Make You Dance Better; Sex In A Pool Won't Prevent Pregnancy

That's what health care educator Jane Otai had to tell a group of teenage girls to correct their mistaken ideas about being sexually active.
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Fight To Lower Drug Prices Forces Some To Switch Medication

Health insurers are trying to spark a price war by refusing to pay for some brand-name medications unless they get a big discount. This forces some people to change their prescriptions.
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When A Chicken Farm Moves Next Door, Odor May Not Be The Only Problem

Large-scale poultry production is ramping up in North Carolina and getting closer to residential areas. Neighbors say the smells and pollution from these farms can make it hard to breathe.
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What Are You Afraid Of In 2016? Globetrotters Share Their Fears

What if I get sick? Will I be able to find quality health care? What if there's civil unrest? A poll shows what world travelers worry about.
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Young People Surprised By Risky Synthetic Drugs They Considered Safe

Cities across the U.S. have seen surges in ER visits and hospitalizations tied to an evolving category of chemical substances, such as K2 or Spice. What can be done?

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