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The Leonard Lopate Show

Diet Tips from the Far Reaches of the Globe, Gardening Tips from a New York City Green Thumb

Monday, August 25, 2014

Gardening advice, the Paleo Diet, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale," and the inside story of JPMorgan Chase’s landmark mortgage settlement.

Ebola Outbreak Emerges In Central Africa

Sunday, August 24, 2014

With two deaths caused by the virus reported by the Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry, the disease appears to have moved beyond West Africa.

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All Things Considered

With Confirmed Cases In Congo, Ebola Now In 4 West African Nations

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The disease's spread has been greased by the high commerce and traffic across the region, and nations in the neighborhood of those affected are concerned about the virus arriving within their borders.

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Aid Workers In Short Supply As Ebola Grips Liberia

Sunday, August 24, 2014

When disaster strikes a poor country, aid workers from all over the world normally flood the zone. This time, fear of the virus is keeping experts from answering West Africa's calls for help.

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Drug Offers Hope For Those With Alopecia Areata

Sunday, August 24, 2014

For millions of people, the condition, which causes hair loss, leads to shame and mental anguish. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Dr. Raphael Clynes about a possible cure.

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If Salt-N-Pepa Told You To Brush Your Teeth, You'd Surely Listen

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Music has a long history of delivering public health messages, with Ebola the latest topic. But do people really pay attention to the lyrics?

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Doctor: Ebola Fatality Rate Running At 70 Percent

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Dr. Gabriel Fitzpatrick has been treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone with Doctors Without Borders. He spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about what the news of two cured Americans means for his efforts.

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Borders Close As Ebola Spreads In West Africa

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.

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All Things Considered

Life Goes On, Even With The Specter Of Ebola

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ebola-stricken West Point is typically described as a slum in Liberia's capital city. That is true. But it is also a place of natural beauty and strong spirits.

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All Things Considered

A Food Crisis Follows Africa's Ebola Crisis

Friday, August 22, 2014

Food shortages are emerging in the wake of West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Market shelves are bare and fields are neglected because traders can't move and social gatherings are discouraged.

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California Trees Nailed As The Source Of Mystery Infections

Friday, August 22, 2014

Nobody knew how people in Southern California were getting infected with the life-threatening fungus C. gattii. A 13-year-old helped figure out the source: three types of trees.

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If You're Too Sick To Fly, Airlines Might Not Offer A Refund

Friday, August 22, 2014

Airlines have the right to refuse a passenger suspected of having Ebola. But if you're sick with a contagious disease, what are your rights when it comes to canceling and refunds?

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The Takeaway

War Against Ebola Rages On in Liberia

Friday, August 22, 2014

When it comes to the war being waged against Ebola, women are on the front lines. According to the Liberian Ministry of Health, 75 percent of Ebola victims in Liberia are women.

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PRI's The World

Two infected Americans are now Ebola-free, but doctors aren't sure why

Friday, August 22, 2014

Two Americans who contracted Ebola in West Africa have been given a clean bill of health. It's one positive story that has come out of the West African Ebola outbreak, but what role did the experimental drug ZMapp, whose availability has sparked controversy, have on their recovery?

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In Riots Sparked By An Ebola Quarantine, A Teen Is Shot And Dies

Friday, August 22, 2014

Protesters were on the move. Soldiers fired. A teenage boy suffers wounds to both legs. For half an hour, no one could find an ambulance and no one came to care for him.

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Insurers Refuse To Cover Some Contraceptives, Despite Health Law

Friday, August 22, 2014

An insurer denied free coverage for NuvaRing, a small birth control device that works for three weeks at a time by releasing hormones similar to those used by birth control pills.

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Morning Edition

Blood From Ebola Survivors May Help Treat Patients

Friday, August 22, 2014

Officials are deciding how to safely collect blood from Ebola survivors and give it to the sick. David Greene talks to David Wood, of an Ebola intervention task force for the Word Health Organization.

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Morning Edition

The Dread Factor: Why Ebola And 'Contagion' Scare Us So Much

Friday, August 22, 2014

Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the "dread factor."

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Hostage Negotiations, Battling Ebola, and Mad Men's Matthew Weiner

Friday, August 22, 2014

Does the U.S. really never negotiate with terrorists? Why are women dying more than men from Ebola? The Takeaway explores those questions, plus we have an inside look at "Mad Men."

All Things Considered

Contagious Kisses? We Answer Your Questions About Ebola Recovery

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Two Americans were released Thursday from an Atlanta hospital after treatment for Ebola. The news has generated a flurry of questions about what happens after you survive Ebola. So we asked the CDC.

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