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The Leonard Lopate Show

What It's Like to Spend a Month Standing Up

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sitting down is bad for your health, so Dan Kois tried to avoid it for an entire month.

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Sanctions Common Against Doctors With Odd Medicare Billing

Friday, June 20, 2014

Medicare data show a pattern of problematic payments to doctors with a history of disciplinary action. Yet state medical boards don't usually look at billing as a trigger for investigations.

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Morning Edition

Inheriting A Rare Skin Condition, And The Ability To Laugh About It

Friday, June 20, 2014

Cheri and Phillip Lindsay both have a rare condition that causes them to gradually lose skin pigment in patches. But it was easier for her to deal with it, Cheri says, because of her dad's example.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

On Your Feet and in the Kitchen

Friday, June 20, 2014

Now that the hot weather is here, New York Times food columnist Melissa Clark shares her ideas for quick and easy summer meals. Linda Emond and Danny Burstein discuss their Tony-nominated performances in “Cabaret.” With more and more evidence emerging that sitting all day long is bad for our health, Dan Kois talks about the month he spent standing up. And this week’s Please Explain is all about food labels—what they tell you, what they don’t, and the efforts to make them clearer.

CDC Says Dozens Of Workers Could Have Been Exposed To Anthrax

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The live anthrax bacteria may have become airborne as lab workers were transferring it from one facility to another without following the correct procedure for rendering it inert, the CDC says.

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To Defeat A Deadly Toxin, Disrupt Its Landing Gear

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Scientists have figured out how botulinum toxin moves from the intestine into the bloodstream. Specialized molecules that serve as carriers for the toxin provide clues about its potency.

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Science Friday

Reinventing How City Dwellers Get Around

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Portland, Oregon, is a hotbed for transit innovation. Will other cities catch on?

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Science Friday

Untangling the Web of Spider Science

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Arachnologist Greta Binford traces the evolution of spiders by examining their venom.

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Science Friday

At Reed College, Nuclear Education That’s Really 'Hands-On'

Thursday, June 19, 2014

At Reed College, undergraduates keep a nuclear reactor running.

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Science Friday

What Happens After the Robot Apocalypse?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

In Robogenesis, sci-fi author Daniel H. Wilson imagines the world post-robot uprising.

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Want Your Kids To Ace School? Good Motor Skills May Help

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Children and teenagers who are aerobically fit and and have good motor skills do better academically, researchers say. But muscle strength doesn't help. And those motor skills may matter most.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Fight For Transgender Equality

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The growing acceptance of the transgender community and the new anthology of medical, legal and personal advice for transgender people and their families is changing the way we conceive of equality. 

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Living Openly With HIV: 'We Could Be Those Role Models We Wish We Had'

Thursday, June 19, 2014

William Brawner has been HIV-positive for most of his life. He kept his status a secret for years, even from friends and sexual partners. His life is the subject of a new documentary, "25 to Life."

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On Being

Stuart Brown — Play, Spirit, and Character [remix]

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Stuart Brown with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Morning Edition

How Your State Rates In Terms Of Long-Term Care

Thursday, June 19, 2014

AARP ranked each state and Washington, D.C., according to the cost and quality of long-term care and support services. An online scorecard helps consumers compare services in each region.

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Morning Edition

Warnings Against Antidepressants For Teens May Have Backfired

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

After the Food and Drug Administration said that antidepressants could spur suicidal thinking in teens, doctors prescribed the drugs less often. The change may have led to more suicides.

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Eating Broccoli May Give Harmful Chemicals The Boot

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A study found that people who consumed broccoli sprouts excreted two air pollutants faster than usual. So does that mean there's something to detoxing with cruciferous veggies? Scientists say maybe.

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WNYC News

Healthcare Workers Picket for Better Benefits

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WNYC

1199 SEIU healthcare workers want to see their free health benefits continue under any new contract.

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All Things Considered

As Death Count Rises, Health Officials Work To Stem Ebola's Spread

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The World Health Organization is reporting that the Ebola virus has yet to be contained in West Africa. It's one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in decades.

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