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Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound that can be extracted from marijuana or from hemp. It doesn't get people high because it doesn't contain THC, the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. Getty Images hide caption

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A proposed change in a formula for Medicare payments could help rural hospitals but would mean less money for hospitals in cities. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jake Powell, who works in New York City, is originally from Wyoming. Powell joined the PrEP4All movement after having to go off the drug for six months because it was too costly, even for someone with health insurance. Courtesy of Brandon Cuicchi hide caption

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AIDS Activists Take Aim At Gilead To Lower Price Of HIV Drug PrEP

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Kids with overweight or obesity may suffer long-term effects when they're teased or bullied, often gaining more weight later, a new study finds. Andree Frischkorn/EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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New research shows that daily light walking is important for maintaining health as you age. But if you can't hit 10,000 steps, don't worry. Peter Muller/Getty Images/Cultura RF hide caption

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10,000 Steps A Day? How Many You Really Need To Boost Longevity

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At least 43 million Americans have overdue medical bills on their credit reports, according to a 2014 report on medical debt by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Hero Images/Getty Images/Hero Images hide caption

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Neda Billie says she's so excited to turn the lights on in her home on the Navajo Nation. About 10% of Navajos on the reservation live without electricity, and as much as 40% have to haul their water and use outhouses. Laurel Morales/KJZZ hide caption

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For Many Navajos, Getting Hooked Up To The Power Grid Can Be Life-Changing

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Participation in team sports as a teen may help protect against the long-term mental health effects of childhood trauma. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Chronic stress at work can lead to burnout, a syndrome defined by the World Health Organization as including depleted energy, exhaustion, negativity, cynicism and reduced productivity. baona/Getty Images hide caption

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WHO Redefines Burnout As A 'Syndrome' Linked To Chronic Stress At Work

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A file photo shows the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Dr. Anthony Rostain, co-author of The Stressed Years of Their Lives, says today's college students are experiencing an "inordinate amount of anxiety." Lisa Poole/AP hide caption

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College Students (And Their Parents) Face A Campus Mental Health 'Epidemic'

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Charges for nitrous oxide during labor and delivery haven't been standardized. Courtesy of Kara Jo Prestrud, Birth Made Beautiful hide caption

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Bill Of The Month: $4,836 Charge For Laughing Gas During Childbirth Is No Joke

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Avastin got an accelerated Food and Drug Administration approval for treatment of glioblastoma, but additional research found the drug didn't extend patients' lives. J.B. Reed /Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Cancer Drugs Approved Quickly Often Fail To Measure Up Later

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Volunteers help pay for and disseminate overdose kits, including the overdose antidote, naloxone, in Summit County, Ohio. The costs of battling the addiction crisis are a burden on many local municipalities. Brian Mann for NPR hide caption

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Cities And States Look To Big Pharma To Cover Costs Of The Opioid Epidemic

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Infants' Tylenol comes with a dosing syringe, while Children's Tylenol has a plastic cup. Both contain the same concentration of the active ingredient, acetaminophen. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Tylenol For Infants And Children Is The Same. Why Does 1 Cost 3 Times More?

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