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The Leonard Lopate Show

What Happens When We All Live to 100

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Advances in longevity research are postponing nature's plans for us. What will it mean for our politics, economy and healthcare when living to 100 is the new normal?

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The Takeaway

Audio Diary: A Doctor's Fight Against Ebola

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Rhode Island emergency medicine physician working to treat Ebola patients in rural Liberia shares the high and low points of his daily work.

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To Make Interval Training Less Painful, Add Tunes

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Alternating rest periods with bouts of really intense exercise may make you fitter, but it's not a breeze. Researchers say music can make intervals less wretched and also make you work harder.

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Morning Edition

Death Cuts Short The Life Of An Alzheimer's Research Volunteer

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Justin McCowan wanted to help find a cure for Alzheimer's because it's more common in people like him who have Down syndrome. He died in his sleep last week at age 40.

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Morning Edition

As Run-Ins Rise, Police Take Crash Courses On Handling Mentally Ill

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

As the availability of mental health services has declined, many police departments have trained Crisis Intervention Teams to respond to people with mental illness.

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Morning Edition

Avoid The Rush! Some ERs Are Taking Appointments

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Nobody looks forward to sitting in the waiting room. So some hospitals are trying to improve customer satisfaction by offering online appointments. The pitch: "Wait for the ER from home."

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Striking ISIS, The Mysteries of Mars, and Woody Guthrie's New York City

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Takeaway examines America's next move in the fight agains ISIS, NASA's newest Mars mission, and a new project on Woody Guthrie.

Giving Chickens Bacteria ... To Keep Them Antibiotic-Free

Monday, September 22, 2014

What does it take to get chickens off antibiotics? According to Perdue Farms, an added dose of the "good bacteria" known as probiotics can help crowd out the harmful microbes that make a chicken sick.

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All Things Considered

Why A Teenage Mom Was Jailed In El Salvador After A Stillbirth

Monday, September 22, 2014

Christina Quintanilla faced up to 50 years in prison after an anonymous hospital worker accused her of having an abortion.

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PRI's The World

Sierra Leone celebrates the end of its lockdown, but Ebola still looms

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Ebola stricken nation of Sierra Leone was on lockdown over the past weekend as part of a national effort to stop the spread of Ebola. During the curfews, thousands of health workers and volunteers went house-to-house, looking for suspected Ebola cases.

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In California, Less Water Means More West Nile Virus

Monday, September 22, 2014

You'd think that mosquitoes wouldn't like drought, but that's not what's happening in California, where stagnant water breeds more mosquitoes. Cases of West Nile virus have doubled since last year.

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Dr. Daniel Bausch Knows The Ebola Virus All Too Well

Monday, September 22, 2014

Can you catch it from sweat on a cab seat? Will blood transfusions help? Who really wants to go to Africa and pitch in? Is it too late? A leading virologist answers burning questions about Ebola.

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Dr. Daniel Bausch Knows The Ebola Virus All Too Well

Monday, September 22, 2014

Can you catch it from sweat on a cab seat? Will blood transfusions help? Who really wants to go to Africa and pitch in? Is it too late? A leading virologist answers burning questions about Ebola.

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The Takeaway

There Was Medicine. And Then There Was Prozac.

Monday, September 22, 2014

The drug itself was a celebrity: over-hyped, mass marketed, then demonized by the press. Retro Report examines the unprecedented rise of a pharmaceutical to the status of cultural icon.

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Morning Edition

NFL Looks To Training To Prevent Domestic Violence By Players

Monday, September 22, 2014

It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.

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Morning Edition

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Monday, September 22, 2014

Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger's face.

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Morning Edition

Best To Not Sweat The Small Stuff, Because It Could Kill You

Monday, September 22, 2014

Chronic stress can lead to heart disease, cancer and other health problems. A study shows it doesn't matter if the stress comes from major life events or minor hassles. Time to take a deep breath?

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Fight Against Climate Change, The Future of Manufacturing, and America's Top Female CEO

Monday, September 22, 2014

            

All Things Considered

It May Be 'Perfectly Normal,' But It's Also Frequently Banned

Sunday, September 21, 2014

It's Perfectly Normal, a 20-year-old illustrated sex-ed book for kids, is meant to teach children about sexual health, puberty and relationships. It's one of the most banned books in America.

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Which Catholics Offer Birth Control? Look To The Insurers

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Catholic universities and hospitals argue they shouldn't have to offer contraceptive coverage, but many Catholic insurance companies have been making it available for years.

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