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Fewer Women Are Having Labor Induced Early

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Government data show that fewer women are having labor induced before 39 weeks for nonmedical reasons. Advocates say that change is good for the health of babies.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The New Politics of Benghazi, Botched Executions, and What it Means to Be a 'Good Guy With a Gun'

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

1. Capture of Benghazi Ringleader Ignites New Political Drama | 2. Should the U.S. Look to Iran for Help with Iraq? | 3. Despite Botched Executions, Georgia Inmate Put to Death | 4. The Challenges of the 'Good Guy With a Gun'

The Brian Lehrer Show

Are You Ready for Retirement?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Do you crave or dread hanging up your hat at the end of a long career? Advice from the experts - and you - about making the most of your golden years.

The Leonard Lopate Show

A New Painkiller, a Crime Boss, a Love Story

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

On today’s show: We’ll learn about the controversial long-acting painkiller Zohydro, which is 10 times stronger than Vicodin and was approved by the FDA in October. Filmmaker Joe Berlinger talks about his new documentary about Whitey Bulger, and he’s joined by Bulger’s attorney. Damien Echols and Lorri Davis describe their 16-year-long correspondence—and how they fell in love and got married—while Echols was on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. And we'll look at how Walmart store managers were encouraged to hide the amount of merchandise that was stolen and damaged—and how that affected profit margins.

All Things Considered

Your Brain's Got Rhythm, And Syncs When You Think

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Scientists have evidence that beats in the brain — in the form of rhythmic electrical pulses — are involved in everything from memory to motion. And music can help when those rhythms go wrong.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What's Going on Inside the Toddler Brain

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A child psychologist explains why what happens between ages two and five shapes the kind of adults we become.

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How Does The Federal Health Law Affect Insurance Price Hikes?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The health law requires insurers to disclose price increases of 10 percent or more, but states have widely varying powers to regulate those hikes.

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Educate And Ask: Key To Living With Sickle Cell Disease

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

It is one of the most common inherited blood disorders in the U.S., and most people who have it are African-American. Host Michel Martin learns more from pediatrician Dr. Leslie Walker.

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The Longest Shortest Time

What's Up With Your Boobs? An Honest and Fearless Discussion About Breastfeeding

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Leaking? Lopsided? Overproducing? Underproducing? Breastfeeding can be complicated and The Longest Shortest Time wants to help. Host Hillary Frank discusses the difficulties and confusions of breastfeeding this week. Get your breastfeeding questions answered by Nancy Holtzman, a lactation consultant who addresses breastfeeding issues through her popular Twitter account, and Paula Szuchman, WNYC's digital director and mom of two, who thinks she could become a lactation consultant tomorrow.

Montana Mom's Ab Challenge Becomes A Phenomenon

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Working your abs hard for 30 days may tone those muscles, but don't count on an exercise program by itself to take off belly fat. Staying motivated after a month is over is another problem.

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WNYC News

What Will LICH Look Like?

Monday, June 16, 2014

WNYC

The tentative deal for a Brooklyn developer to buy Long Island College Hospital will preserve many medical services in the Cobble Hill area, according to the State University of New York, LICH's owner. But with no more surgery, childbirth or intensive care at the LICH site, some people doubt they're ...

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All Things Considered

Entrepreneurs Buzzing Over Medical Marijuana In Florida

Monday, June 16, 2014

Polls show that Sunshine State voters are likely to approve a measure legalizing medical marijuana in November. Businesses are already flocking to the state, eager to set up shop.

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Science Friday

Beer Science: Crafting the Perfect Pint

Monday, June 16, 2014

Two of Oregon’s craft brew experts pore over hops, yeast, malt, and the microbiology of beer.

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Microwave Helmet Could Diagnose Strokes As Patients Ride To Hospital

Monday, June 16, 2014

Strokes come in two varieties, and drugs that treat one type can be deadly for the other. An experimental device could help get the right treatment to patients while they're still in ambulances.

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Morning Edition

Power To The Health Data Geeks

Monday, June 16, 2014

There's a gold rush on in health information technology. Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are betting on companies that aim to help consumers, insurers and providers save money.

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Morning Edition

Father Devises A 'Bionic Pancreas' To Help Son With Diabetes

Monday, June 16, 2014

Insulin monitors and pumps are getting better, but a person with diabetes will tell you they're far from ideal. Potential solutions include one that delivers two hormones to control blood sugar.

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In London, An Underground Home For The World's Mosquitoes

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The location is a cavern beneath the streets of London, but it looks like a horror movie set in the tropics. Mosquitoes from all over the world live here in the interest of science.

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All Things Considered

When Cop Calls Involve The Mentally Ill, Training Is Key

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Increasingly, law enforcement has become the first line of contact for people with serious mental illness in crisis. Approximately 10 percent of police calls involve someone who is mentally ill, and how officers handle these calls can make the difference between life and death. Michael Woody, retired police officer and president of CIT International, talks with NPR's Arun Rath about what he has learned about how to best handle those situations.

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Cancer When You're Young Isn't Always 'The Fault In Our Stars'

Friday, June 13, 2014

We asked teenagers and young adults if the movie gets close to the reality of living through cancer. They said the loneliness, yes. The Hollywood hair, not so much.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Criminal Justice and the Mentally Ill

Friday, June 13, 2014

Elizabeth Glazer, director of the mayor's Office of Criminal Justice and co-chair of the mayor's new Task Force on Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System, talks about the issues they'll face as they devise recommendations to address cases where the civil rights of the mentally ill come up against demands for community safety.

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