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Lauren Silverman

Lauren Silverman appears in the following:

Problems With Your Boss? Try A Chat With The Office Chaplain.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Chaplains have long been present on college campuses and in the military but increasingly they can also can be found in the workplace, specially trained to help employees offload office frustrations.

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Broken Hips: Preventing A Fall Can Save Your Life

Monday, December 01, 2014

Twenty percent of people who fall and break a hip after age 50 die within a year, and women are at greatest risk. But you can reduce the odds of falling. Here's how.

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In 'Disaster City,' Learning To Use Robots To Face Ebola

Saturday, November 29, 2014

A Texas training site prepares first responders to deal with emergencies like earthquakes and bombings. The facility is now turning to outbreaks like Ebola, and smart machines may play a key role.

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Art And Death Are Two Things At Once In 'How To Be Both'

Saturday, November 29, 2014

It's hard to say where Ali Smith's new novel begins and ends; it depends on which copy you hold in your hands. She tells NPR's Scott Simon why she made two versions of How to be Both.

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Millennial Doctors May Be More Tech-Savvy, But Is That Better?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Text messages from your doctor are just the start. Millennials are the next generation of doctors and they're not afraid to say "chillax" in a consultation or check Twitter to find medical research.

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The Viagra Of The Himalayas Brings In Big Bucks And Big Problems

Friday, November 21, 2014

A fungus consumes a worm and sprouts out of its head. The resulting ... thing ... is deemed an aphrodisiac and sells for more than gold. How do you keep people from killing each other to harvest it?

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FDA Cracks Down On Fake Ebola Cures Sold Online

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to companies marketing products claimed to be cures for Ebola. One firm says it will drop such claims — but it's still selling the product.

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In Dallas, Many Lessons Learned From First Ebola Case

Monday, October 13, 2014

When the second patient was diagnosed, health officials quickly reacted with reverse 911 calls, door-to-door distribution of Ebola fact sheets and quicker decontamination processes.

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Mammoth On The Move: Rare, Nearly-Intact Skeleton Heads To Dallas

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The skeleton lay buried in a gravel pit for tens of thousands of years. This week, paleontologists carefully transported the last and largest section to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

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Airline Social Media 'Command Centers' Direct Complaint Traffic

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Southwest Airlines has joined a growing number of airlines that are hiring social media "first responders" to help with customer relations.

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Freight Delays Causing Great Pain Across Plains

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Grain elevators, auto manufacturers and Amtrak passengers are still facing lengthy delays on rails, as freight train congestion continues to be a drag on the economy all across the country.

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Perry And Cruz Do The Presidential Candidacy Dance

Saturday, August 09, 2014

At RedState's convention Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tried to capture the attention of GOP voters, but they two-stepped around the question of whether they will run in 2016.

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American Doctor Sick With Ebola Now Fighting For His Life

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

After caring for Ebola patients for several months in West Africa, Dr. Kent Brantly noticed last week that he had symptoms. The 33-year-old immediately put himself into a Liberian isolation ward.

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Hospitals Put Pharmacists In The ER To Cut Medication Errors

Monday, June 09, 2014

Hospitals across the country are hiring pharmacists to work in their emergency departments. The goal is to try to prevent common errors that can cause injury and death.

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One Wealthy Couple's Mission To Save Marriages, En Masse

Saturday, May 31, 2014

An Oprah-endorsed self-help guru and his wife are devoting their weekends — and dollars — to large-scale, group relationship counseling sessions for couples who can't otherwise afford it.

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Softballers Face A Fielder's Choice: When To Wear A Face Mask?

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Softball is among the safest high school sports, but injuries do happen, especially from line drives. One Texas district is making some girls put on face masks before they step on the field.

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Learning A New Skill Works Best To Keep Your Brain Sharp

Monday, May 05, 2014

Brain training has become a multimillion-dollar industry. But if you want to improve your memory, don't waste your time and money on brain games. You'd be better off learning how to quilt.

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Scribes Are Back, Helping Doctors Tackle Electronic Medical Records

Monday, April 21, 2014

In ancient times scribes were used to record everything from prayers to legal transactions. Now they're making a comeback in the doctor's office, easing the transition to electronic medical records.

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From Stick Figures To Portraits, Bush Frees His Inner Rembrandt

Friday, April 04, 2014

Former President George W. Bush worked with many world leaders while in office. Now, he's unveiling 24 portraits he painted of some of them. The exhibit will be at his new presidential library.

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Investors Pool Money Online To Buy Real Estate

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The crowdfunding trend — where people donate money through sites like Kickstarter to back projects — has grown quickly. Now investors are pooling their money online to buy real estate.

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