From NFL Player To Neurosurgeon: 'Why Can't I Do Both?'

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The good old reflex hammer (like this Taylor model) might seem like an outdated medical device, but its role in diagnosing disease is still as important as ever. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Charmayne Healy (l) and Miranda Kirk (r), co-founders of the Aaniiih Nakoda Anti-Drug Movement, have helped Melinda Healy, center, with their peer-support programs. Nora Saks/MTPR hide caption

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In Arizona, Doctors Criticize Tightening Of Late Abortion Rules

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Vincent Galvan first went to a nursing home in 2012 after his right leg was amputated. He was evicted after complaining about his care. Mariah Woelfel/WVIK hide caption

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As Nursing Homes Evict Patients, States Question Motives

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Sometime between grade school and grad school, the brain's information highways get remapped in a way that dramatically boosts self-control. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images hide caption

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As Brains Mature, More Robust Information Networks Boost Self-Control

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As baby boomers age, more older Americans are visiting the emergency room, which can be an overcrowded, disorienting and even traumatic place. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (from left), with Vice President Pence and and Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., on Capitol Hill, noted that the CBO analysis confirms that the House GOP health care bill will cut the deficit. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Eating Chocolate, A Little Each Week, May Lower The Risk Of A Heart Flutter

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Some 55 percent of families with kids that receive food stamp benefits are earning wages. The problem is, those wages aren't enough to actually live on. Whitney Hayward/Press Herald/Getty Images hide caption

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