Health

 
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  An ounce of prevention: Choking and food safety

Every year some 10,000 children end up in emergency rooms because of serious choking incidents, many of them involving hot dogs.

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  Losing the safety net: Adults with autism

When we think of autism, we tend to think of children, but what happens to those children when they grow up and leave the educational system where federal law requires they get the services they need? And what happens to them when their parents are gone? Need to Know looks at two families struggling to provide a future for their adult sons with autism.

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  A generation with autism, graduating into the unknown

For many young adults with autism, the state aid they receive for care, education and even housing runs out at the age of 22. What happens to these adults who are graduating into the unknown?

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Migraine headaches

Twelve percent of Americans suffer from migraine headaches. Is chronic migraine truly debilitating or just a mere nuisance? Here’s what you need to know.

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  Famine in Somalia: ‘This is a race against time to save lives’

This week, the U.N. declared a state of famine in parts of Somalia. Need to Know speaks with Adrian Edwards of the U.N.’s Refugee Agency about the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the region.

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  Healthfully ever after, or why marriage is good for you

The latest research shows that a happy marriage is a big contributor to physical and psychological health. We checked in with two couples, who’ve tallied 112 years together, to talk about health and marriage.

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Gaining control over Tourette’s syndrome

A new alternative therapy is proving to be as effective as medication in treating the symptoms of Tourette’s syndrome. Need to Know meets a 12-year-old boy showing marked improvement since he began the therapy.

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  How the anti-abortion rights movement has succeeded at the state level

Charmaine Yoest, head of Americans United for Life, talks about how the strategy of the anti-abortion rights movement has changed in recent years, and what the movement has achieved by focusing on changing law at the state level.

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The homecoming: An American soldier returns from war

VII photographer Erin Trieb follows one American soldier, Adam Ramsey, on his journey home as he battles Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, suicidal thoughts and recovery.