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The Leonard Lopate Show

Just Try and Resist These Marshmallows

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Imagine yourself as a child, staring at a plate of marshmallows. Would you have had the willpower not to eat them? The answer likely correlates with your SAT score.

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The Takeaway

Childhood Trauma as a Medical Problem

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Neuroscience research shows that early trauma can have a severe impact on children. One pediatrician explains how her practice aims to reverse that damage. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A "Worst Case" Scenario for Ebola

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The CDC have new estimates for the scope of the Ebola outbreak, and Americans are worried. But health experts in West Africa say they're making progress. What's next in the fight? 

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With Egg-Freezing So Expensive, Should Long-Term Boyfriends Chip In?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

As more women wait longer to have children, maybe it's time to think about how to defray the high cost ($13,000 to $20,000 just for extraction) of keeping that option open.

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Liberian Expatriates In Atlanta Join Together To Fight Ebola

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A community of about 20,000 Liberians lives around Atlanta. "We all know family, friends, neighbors that are falling victim" to the epidemic back home, one man says. He's collecting supplies to help.

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Morning Edition

Respiratory Disease Affects Hundreds Of U.S. Kids

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Parents in the U.S. are worried about a respiratory disease that has the same symptoms as a bad cold. Steve Inskeep talks to the CDC's Mark Pallansch about Enterovirus 68.

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Morning Edition

Sayonara To 'Super-Size Me'? Food Companies Cut Calories, So Do We

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Major food companies have cut trillions of calories, and studies show Americans are consuming fewer calories because of it. But some advocates think companies should do more to improve our diets.

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Morning Edition

To Prevent Repeat Hospitalizations, Talk To Patients

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Part of each hospital's income now hinges on keeping patients with chronic conditions healthier outside the hospital. One medical center has hired nurses and social workers to act as health coaches.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Benefits of Self-Control and Viggo Mortensen

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Why willpower is important. Hossein Amini and Viggo Mortensen on “The Two Faces of January.” The novel We Are Not Ourselves. A close look at the the Ebola epidemic.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Tracking Ebola's Path of Contagion

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Why has a massive international effort failed to contain the Ebola virus?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

ABCs: Apples; Bans; Cell Phones

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The latest Ebola news; how the NFL's domestic violence issues might affect its business; the city's ban on cell phones in public schools; Eric Holder to resign; and...apples!

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: World Unites to Fight ISIS, Childhood Trauma and Health, and Modern Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Takeaway looks at the global community's fight against ISIS, the long-term effects childhood trauma can have, and we rethink classic Rosh Hashanah recipes. 

To Stop Picky Eaters From Tossing The Broccoli, Give Them Choices

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

When healthier school lunch standards went into effect, many worried kids would toss their mandated veggies. But researchers say letting kids pick what they put on their tray can cut down on waste.

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PRI's The World

A scientist on the cutting edge of Ebola research calls for calm and focus

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The grim forecasts for the growing Ebola epidemic shouldn't spark panic, says one geneticist. Instead, the response to the outbreak calls for worldwide collaboration and a globally crowdsourced battle plan.

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All Things Considered

Grieving But Grateful, Ebola Survivors In Liberia Give Back

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

After living through their own nightmares, Ebola survivors are still mourning the loss of their loved ones. But they're giving back by working at the treatment centers and caring for children.

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PRI's The World

Where Ebola hits home in the United States

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

As the Ebola crisis grows, a California church is helping one community with strong ties to Liberia cope.

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Research Institutions Will Have To Identify 'Dual-Use' Pathogens

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Scientists are deeply divided on whether lab-made flu viruses are legitimate medical research or national security threats. A new federal policy asks institutions to evaluate those risks early on.

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The Takeaway

Transcript: A Monsanto Exec Takes On the GMO Debate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Here you will find a transcript of Takeaway Host John Hockenberry's interview with Dr. Robert Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Monsanto.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Adolescence Is a Minefield

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The teenage brain is like a car with a "great accelerator but bad brakes," says psychologist Dr. Laurence Steinberg, and we need to change the way we teach and parent teens.

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When Cigarettes Cost More, People Drink Less. Except For Wine

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

If you raised the price of Don Draper's cigarettes, would he have cut back on the whiskey? Probably not, but it works on most beer and spirits drinkers, a study finds. Wine drinkers, not so much.

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