Here are today's top stories on the wellness beat, compiled with the health and safety of your family in mind.

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Physical health

The birth rate went up in the U.S. last year for the first time since 2007, The Washington Post

It's not me, it's you: When it's time to break up with your doctor, U.S. News & World Report

This is the only sunscreen article you need to read, Time

Mental well-being

Why some teen brains may be hardwired to make risky choices, NPR

Mental illness, addiction: Mother takes on 'broken system,' CNN

A productivity expert wants you to do nothing, New York Magazine

Spiritual wholeness

Unused embryos pose difficult issue: What to do with them, The New York Times

Americans' confidence in religion hits a new low, Religion News Service

International Yoga Day: Can a country own a spiritual practice?, Big Think

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