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A Few Ebola Cases Likely In U.S., Air Traffic Analysis Predicts

Thursday, September 04, 2014

What are the chances somebody with Ebola will fly to the U.S. by late September? One team of scientists says it could be as high as 18 percent. And the risk is even higher for the U.K.

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PRI's The World

Why isn't the rest of the world helping fight the Ebola outbreak?

Thursday, September 04, 2014

When there's a devastating earthquake almost anywhere around the globe, health care workers and humanitarian groups rush in. But in the case of Ebola in West Africa, only three countries — China, Cuba, and Uganda — have sent in medical teams. And the disease is outstripping the resources.

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Health Law Gets Reprieve As Appeals Court Agrees To Rehear Key Case

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals' decision overrides a July ruling by a three-judge panel that imperiled subsidies for people buying insurance in states that rely on the federal exchange.

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Liberia's Information Minister Admits Mistakes, Defends Actions

Thursday, September 04, 2014

In efforts to defeat Ebola, the government could have done better, says Lewis Brown. But he stands by the tough calls that have been made — including the controversial quarantine in West Point.

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Dry, Scratchy Eyes? Staring At Screens Is Driving This Trend

Thursday, September 04, 2014

It used to be that dry eye syndrome was considered a problem for middle-aged women. But with all those screens we're staring at, that nasty sandy feeling is becoming much more common.

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The Takeaway

Meet the New CEO of HealthCare.Gov

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Kevin Counihan takes the helm of Healthcare.gov next week. He reflects on the program's challenging first year, and looks ahead to the new enrollment period.

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Glenn Gould In Rapture

Thursday, September 04, 2014

You don't get to see this too often: a man (in this case, a very talented man) totally possessed by his muse. Watch pianist Glenn Gould deep in what psychologists call "a flow state."

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Morning Edition

Ebola Fight Requires Massive War Chest

Thursday, September 04, 2014

David Greene talks to World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan and David Nabarro, head of the U.N.'s effort against Ebola, about the current outbreak in West Africa.

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Morning Edition

It Will Takes Months To Get Ebola Under Control, WHO Says.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

As Ebola research moves ahead, work to contain the epidemic grows more desperate. David Greene talks to World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan about how the epidemic might progress.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Surviving a Massacre, a Gift to NATO, and a Kennedy's Return to Vietnam

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The Takeaway explores the story of an ISIS massacre and the lone survivor who got away, NATO's relevance in the world, and Rory Kennedy weighs in on her new documentary about Vietnam.

The Takeaway

GMO-Related Lobbying Skyrockets

Thursday, September 04, 2014

When it comes to the debate over genetically modified foods in America, the crux of the conversation now hinges on the question of to label or not to label.

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All Things Considered

Perdue Says Its Hatching Chicks Are Off Antibiotics

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Perdue Farms, one of the country's largest suppliers of chicken meat, says its hatcheries are working better now without antibiotics. Public health advocates call it "a big step" forward.

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You Can Buy Happiness, If It's An Experience

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Experiences tend to make people happier than material possessions, research shows. And looking forward to an experience like a concert can feel much better than awaiting the latest smartphone release.

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All Things Considered

CVS Quits Cigarettes, Adjusting To New Health Care Landscape

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

CVS has changed its corporate name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health. On the very same day, the company has also fulfilled a promise it made earlier this year: No more cigarettes on its store shelves.

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All Things Considered

Health Officials Warn Ebola Is Spreading Faster Than Efforts To Contain It

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A high-level delegation from the World Health Organization is in D.C. this week for talks with U.S. leaders about the Ebola outbreak. The United Nations group is seeking commitments from donor countries to meet a projected need of $600 million to control the epidemic. Meanwhile, the outbreak shows no signs of slowing in West Africa.

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U.S. Doctor Didn't Treat Ebola Patients Yet Still Caught The Virus

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Dr. Rick Sacra cared for pregnant women and for children in the obstetrics ward of ELWA Hospital in Liberia, run by the Christian Aid group SIM. He is the third American diagnosed with the disease.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why We Make Health Care Mistakes – And How to Avoid Them

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

 There's a sea of medical information out there. The New York Times' Gina Kolata advises us on how to wade through it and get the best care from our doctors.

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Calm After Ebola Storm: Quarantined Neighborhood Opens Up

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

They were angry about the treatment center. They didn't all believe the virus was real. But after protests, violence and a quarantine, many residents of West Point are no longer Ebola doubters.

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Millions Struggle To Get Enough To Eat Despite Jobs Returning

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The number of food insecure Americans did not decline between 2012 and 2013, according to the USDA. And the level of food insecurity remains much higher than it was before the recession.

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The Takeaway

The ACA & Combating Serious Illnesses

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has changed the healthcare landscape in the United States, particularly for Americans fighting serious illnesses.

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