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Efforts aimed at teen drinking and driving help reduce deaths, but so do broader alcohol control efforts. Roy Morsch/Corbis RM Stills/Getty Images hide caption

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Tracy Smith, 38, and her children Hazel, 8, and Finley, 5, at their home in Houston. Smith is pregnant with twins and says she's a little more worried than usual about the approach of mosquito season. Carrie Feibel/Houston Public Media hide caption

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In Houston, Pregnant Women And Their Doctors Weigh Risks Of Zika

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That Surgery Might Cost You A Lot Less In Another Town

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Months after a concussion or other traumatic brain injury, you may sleep more hours, but the sleep isn't restorative, a study suggests. iStockphoto hide caption

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A Concussion Can Lead To Sleep Problems That Last For Years

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Stacy Bannerman testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs in 2006. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc./Getty Images hide caption

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After Combat Stress, Violence Can Show Up At Home

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Which would you choose — a daily tablet or a trip to the doctor for an allergy shot? Eddie Lawrence/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images hide caption

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Immunotherapy Tablets For Dust Mite Allergy Reduce Asthma Risk

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Did your mammography report come with a mention of breast density? Robert Llewellyn/Corbis RM Stills/Getty Images hide caption

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One Silicon Valley startup that encouraged its employees to think about work 24/7 found they missed market signals, tanked deals and became too irritable to build crucial working relationships. Hill Street Studios/Blend Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Many Grouchy, Error-Prone Workers Just Need More Sleep

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Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City health commissioner, visits a newly opened Safe Streets center in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood in West Baltimore. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Lesson Learned For Baltimore's Health Commissioner: 'I Like A Fight'

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