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'Monkey Mind': When Debilitating Anxiety Takes Over

Daniel Smith suffers from the kind of debilitating anxiety that brings on panic attacks, bouts of insomnia, and thoughts about "existential ruin." In his new memoir Monkey Mind, Smith documents his experience coping with the disorder and how the condition has affected his relationships.
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Consumer Reports Extends Its Ratings To Doctors

Choosing a physician is never easy. But if you're in the market for a doctor, newly published ratings and a few practical tips could make the process a little less bewildering.
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When Ice Cream Attacks: The Mystery Of Brain Freeze

Drink that Slurpee too fast, and you risk an attack of "brain freeze." Scientists are fascinated by the headaches caused by consuming cold things. But alas, they still don't know where ice cream headaches come from.
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Post Supreme Court: Reviewing The Health Care Law

Last week's Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act has brought the 2010 law back into the news. If you've forgotten all the things that are in the massive measure, never fear. Morning Edition has this refresher course.
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GlaxoSmithKline To Pay $3 Billion To Settle Charges

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $3 billion to settle charges that it illegally marketed some of its most popular drugs. U.S. officials say among other things, the company promoted an antidepressant to children that was approved only for adults.
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A Parasite Carried By Cats Could Increase Suicide Risk

A study of more than 45,000 women in Denmark finds an association between suicide attempts and infection with a common parasite. The findings don't prove the parasite is the cause, but they add more evidence to a hypothesis that's been gaining momentum.
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Emergency Call For Blood Donations In Wake Of Storm

An emergency call for blood has gone out in the D.C. area, as the storm-damaged area infrastructure has slowed the flow of donations down to a trickle.

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