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"We Breathe Again" tackles the reality of high suicide rates in Alaska and the prevention efforts aiming to help. The film's director says, the movie is "about serious issues, but it’s also uplifting—a healing journey."

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At risk youth have an opportunity to make a change and get the help they need through a suicide-prevention camp put together by Native American tribes.

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Native teens and twenty-somethings are killing themselves at an alarming pace. For those 15 to 24, the rate is 3.5 times that of other Americans and rising.

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If black kids are seeing more alcohol ads than their counterparts, is it any wonder that alcohol is their drug of choice?

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A New York City teen pregnancy prevention program that offered the morning-after birth control pill to high school students didn't seem all that controversial — at least until the New York Post got hold of the story.

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Why is the indoor tanning industry demonizing physicians and others who warn of tanning's dangers?

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Why are the feds slashing lead poisoning prevention programs? Plus news on teen diabetes and rising health care costs, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Why is the Obama administration still putting taxpayer dollars into abstinence-only sex education? One journalist examines the issue.

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Journalist Rebecca Plevin reports on the kind of teen pregnancy success story we don't hear enough of.

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Condoms by mail, fraudulent cancer research and a raw milk surprise, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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