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Ivan Castro and Karl Hinett finish the Boston Marathon (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Wounded veterans run back-to-back marathons for a cause

Two wounded veterans are running multiple marathons in a week, in Boston and London, to spark conversations about mental health.
Second lady Karen Pence, dressed in green (© Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Vice president’s wife puts spotlight on art therapy

Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Pence, is championing art therapy as she travels with her husband to South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Australia.
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Find out why they made Forbes’ list

These young entrepreneurs and innovators honored by Forbes magazine are also alumni of State Department exchange programs.
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Doctor who brings health care to remote Liberia wins $1 million

“In our world, illness is universal, but access to care is not,” said Raj Panjabi. He's trying to change that by getting medical care to isolated areas.
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Coming soon: Free artificial intelligence tool to help cure diseases

Artificial intelligence could accelerate scientific research. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative hopes to enable breakthroughs with the Meta search engine.
Scientist in full protection suit in lab with image of Ebola virus onscreen (© AP Images)

Vaccine success: An end for Ebola?

An experimental Ebola vaccine could help prevent the spread of outbreaks like the one that killed thousands in West Africa.
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Could we cure cancer once and for all?

The U.S. will try to cut in half the time it typically takes to make advances in cancer research. Learn more about the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act.
Woman with 'End Polio Now' written on her cheek (© AP Images)

Edging closer to a polio-free world [video]

Polio, which once infected 350,000 people, is almost nonexistent today, thanks to partnerships between governments and private organizations.
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The virtual medic will text you now

A virtual medic can now use mobile communications to bring health care and diagnostic tools to residents of poor and remote areas.