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Andy Borowitz Fills In; a Closer Look at ADHD; Andy Statman Performs Live; Caregiving; Facial Recognition Technology

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate today. First, behavioral neurologist Dr. Richard Saul argues that there's more to ADHD than we know. Andy Statman performs live and talks about his latest album "Superstring Theory." We'll discuss the complex issues of caring for a sick or aging loved one. And Natasha Singer explains how facial recognition technology works and what it's used for.

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Andy Borowitz

Is ADHD Real?

One neurologist says Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, one of the fastest growing and widely diagnosed conditions, is not a condition on its own, but is a symptom complex caused by over 20 separate conditions, from poor eyesight to bipolar disorder, each of which requires its own specific treatment.

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Andy Statman Performs Live

New York City-born Klezmer and bluegrass musician Andy Statman performs live in our studio and talks about his latest album "Superstring Theory"

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Caregivers Support Group

Nell Lake discusses the relationship between caregiver and patient and the issues of old age, end-of-life care, medical reform, and social policy. Her book The Caregivers: A Support Group's Stories of Slow Loss, Courage, and Love is about a local hospital’s caregivers support group.

Resources for caregivers

caregiving.org

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

AARP Caregiving Resource Center

eldercare.gov

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Facial Recognition Technology: What Is It Used For?

New York Times reporter Natasha Singer looks at facial recognition technology, and whether consumers should be able to decide who uses their biometric data. Her article “When No One Is Just a Face in the Crowd” appeared in the New York Times February 1.

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