'Smile Stealers' Recalls A Time When Dentists Routinely Reached For The Pliers

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A depiction of Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that create a deadly toxin. The preformed toxin can be found in home-canned foods and some retail products, such as canned cheese, chili sauces and oil infused with garlic. Jennifer Oosthuizen/CDC hide caption

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Keyshla Rivera smiles at her newborn son Jesus as registered nurse Christine Weick demonstrates a baby box before her discharge from Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia in 2016. All mothers who deliver at the hospital receive a box, which functions as a bassinet, in an effort to reduce unsafe sleep practices. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Volunteers distribute free food at the mobile pantry in Hurley, Va. Poverty in the coal-mining region is 29 percent, twice the national average. Unemployment is also high, and younger families are moving out. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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In Some Rural Counties, Hunger Is Rising, But Food Donations Aren't

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Heading someplace where you could get traveler's diarrhea? Try packing some prophylactic pills containing bismuth subsalicylate, such as Pepto Bismol. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Tips For Staying Healthy When Traveling Abroad

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The federal CHIP program funds health care for almost 9 million children. Terry Vine/Blend Images/Getty Images hide caption

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If Raw Fruits Or Veggies Give You A Tingly Mouth, It's A Real Syndrome

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For children over 1 year old, pediatricians strongly recommend whole fruit instead of juice, because it contains fiber, which slows the absorption of sugar and fills you up the way juice doesn't. KathyDewar/Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Dilan Ellegala, left, supervises Dr. Emmanuel Nuwas of Tanzania as he inserts a shunt in a baby with hydrocephalus. Ellegala has played a key role in training local doctors, as described in the new book A Surgeon in the Village. Early on, he trained a hospital staffer who wasn't a doctor to do brain surgery. Tony Bartelme hide caption

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Cabinet-card portrait of brain-injury survivor Phineas Gage (1823–1860), shown holding the tamping iron that injured him. Wikimedia hide caption

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Why Brain Scientists Are Still Obsessed With The Curious Case Of Phineas Gage

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A scientist holds a bioprosthetic mouse ovary made of gelatin with tweezers. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine hide caption

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Scientists One Step Closer To 3-D-Printed Ovaries To Treat Infertility

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50 Years Ago, A Network Of Clergy Helped Women Seeking Abortion

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Health Care Industry Drives Job Growth At The Expense Of Efficiency

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A patient is tested for malaria at a clinic in Kenya. U.S. funding for antimalarial efforts, HIV prevention and other programs abroad could be affected by the newly expanded "Mexico City policy." Wendy Stone/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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