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Why Knuckles Crack

A little MRI video seems to settle the decades-old debate about that loud pop of the joints: It's all about bubbles. But imagine an air bag inflating, not the bursting of a balloon.
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Chicago-Area Dog Flu Outbreak Rises To Over 1,000 Cases

Vets in Chicago have reported more than 1,000 cases of Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease. Six dogs have died so far. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Edward Dubovi of Cornell University's veterinary school about the dog flu outbreak.
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Personalizing Cancer Treatment With Genetic Tests Can Be Tricky

Genetic profiling of cancer cells can help guide treatment, but such profiles can be ambiguous. Results would be more accurate if all labs tested normal cells from each patient, too.
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Some Doctors Still Dismiss Parents' Concerns About Autism

Most children don't get diagnosed with autism until they start school, a study finds, though the signs may be visible much earlier. Earlier diagnosis means more time to get therapy.
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When Keeping A Secret Trumps The Need For Care

Young adults covered by their parents' health plans may balk at getting treatment for mental health or other conditions they would rather not have show up on family insurance statements.
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For Veterans' Care Centers, McAuliffe And Lawmakers Agree On State Funding

Recently passed Virginia legislation says the state can only fund new veterans care centers if federal grants come through. The governor wants to amend that bill, and the

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Medical Marijuana Cultivators Given Boost By D.C. Council

Under legislation approved yesterday, the city's three medical marijuana cultivators can double, to 1,000, the number of plants they grow.

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Marathon Bombing Survivors Face A World That Still Feels Out Of Control

Martha and Alvaro Galvis were wounded in 2013's bombing of the Boston Marathon. One of the hardest things to deal with, they say, is the feeling that something random and scary could happen again.
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The All-Work, No-Play Culture Of South Korean Education

A new report finds South Korean students feel greater stress than those in any other developed nation. The country is weighing the relentless pressure it places on studying and exams.
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Congress Approves Longer-Term Fix For Medicare Reimbursements

Eight senators, all Republicans, voted against the bill because funding has not been fully allocated for its $214 billion cost. President Obama says he will sign it.

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