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Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 02:23 PM EDT

Understanding the Risks of Teen Marijuana Use

Understanding the Risks of Teen Marijuana Use

Psychiatrist Dr. Joshua Weiner talks about the risks involved with teenage marijuana use.

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 05:12 PM EDT

NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary

NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary

NPR host Diane Rehm said her husband of 54 years had to kill himself by dehydration after his Parkinson’s disease became unbearable because Maryland law forbids a doctor to assist in ending a patient’s

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 03:55 PM EDT

Forgotten Smallpox Vials Found at Former NIH Building

Forgotten Smallpox Vials Found at Former NIH Building

Government workers cleaning out an old storage room at a research center in Bethesda made a startling discovery last week -- decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 01:19 PM EDT

Uses for Lasers in Dermatology

Uses for Lasers in Dermatology

Dr. Cheryl Burgess explains some of the ways that lasers are used in dermatology, including tattoo removal and hair restoration.

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 01:56 PM EDT

Yoga Poses You May Be Doing Wrong

Yoga Poses You May Be Doing Wrong

Boundless Yoga's Kim Weeks explains how to avoid getting injured when doing certain yoga poses.

Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 at 08:12 PM EDT

Illinois to Vote on Employer Contraception Coverage

Illinois to Vote on Employer Contraception Coverage

A week after the U.S. Supreme Court decided on employer contraception coverage, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a November ballot question that will ask voters if they think prescription drug coverage...

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