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A Reason To Smile: Mexican Town Is A Destination For Dental Tourism

Monday, June 09, 2014

Los Algodones is tiny, but with help from the Internet, the Mexican border town has become a virtual dental factory, drawing patients from across the U.S. and Canada.

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Taking Statins May Make People Less Physically Active

Monday, June 09, 2014

Millions of people are taking statins to reduce their cholesterol. But people on statins exercise less and sit more, a study finds. And that's a health risk for heart disease and many other ailments.

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All Things Considered

Audit Reveals Vast Scale Of VA Waitlist Issues

Monday, June 09, 2014

Before former Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki stepped down, he ordered an audit of the VA system, hoping to find how many hospitals were lying about wait times. The audit found that approximately 100,000 veterans are waiting too long for care at the VA.

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Fruit Juice Vs. Soda? Both Beverages Pack In Sugar, Health Risks

Monday, June 09, 2014

Juice seems more natural and healthful than soda because it comes from fruit. But a study found that fruit juices have almost as much fructose as soda, which may make them just as unhealthful for you.

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In Oregon, End Of Life Orders Help People Avoid The ICU

Monday, June 09, 2014

Most people don't want to die in the hospital hooked up to machines, but it can be hard to make those wishes known. A doctor's order with more force than an advance directive can help, a study finds.

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When A Killer Comes From Your Family

Monday, June 09, 2014

Mass killings carried out by disturbed young people are frightening for the public. Along with the grief of victims' families, we explore how families of the killers deal with the trauma.

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An 'Integrity Problem' at Veterans Affairs?

Monday, June 09, 2014

How can the Department of Veterans Affairs recover after its scandal? The Cato Institute's Michael Cannon and Ed Dorn, former Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, offer suggestions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Home Economics for the 21st Century

Monday, June 09, 2014

Jeannie Fournier, senior director of nutrition education at the Food Bank for New York City, talks about CookShop, the Food Bank's program in NYC public schools that teaches kids about nutrition, where food comes from and how to shop for and cook healthy meals and snacks - on a budget. Listeners, what do you remember from your home economics classes? Do your kids have classes similar to CookShop in their school? Call in at 212-433-WNYC. 

 

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Morning Edition

HealthCare.gov's Next Version Is In The Hands Of Young Techies

Monday, June 09, 2014

David Greene talks to Wired magazine's Steven Levy about his story on Healthcare.gov 2.0 and the "tech surge" team that's parachuted in to build it. The next generation launches on Nov. 15.

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Morning Edition

Hospitals Put Pharmacists In The ER To Cut Medication Errors

Monday, June 09, 2014

Hospitals across the country are hiring pharmacists to work in their emergency departments. The goal is to try to prevent common errors that can cause injury and death.

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Morning Edition

More And More, Young Women Are Being Diagnosed With ADHD

Monday, June 09, 2014

Boys are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than girls, though both sexes are equally affected. Women are increasingly seeking treatment as young adults.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The World Cup, Higher Education, and 'Calvin and Hobbes'

Monday, June 09, 2014

1. Easing The Burden of Student Debt to Stimulate The Economy | 2. Trucking Association Responds to Tracy Morgan's Crash | 3. The Return of 'Calvin and Hobbes' Cartoonist Bill Watterson | 4. Spurs and Heat Superfans Face Off | 5. N.C.A.A. Trial Takes on Future of College Athletics | 6. ...

A Doctor Takes A Look In The Medicare Mirror

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Medicare reimbursed the university where I work $45,994 for my services in 2012. What did I do to earn the money, and how do I stack up against other doctors?

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For Addicts, There May Be Another Road To Wellness

Sunday, June 08, 2014

For decades, inpatient rehab has been one of the go-to treatments for addiction. Instead, a new movement promotes treating addiction as a chronic illness that requires lifelong care.

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Gripes About Health Costs Punctuate A Cross-Country Trip

Sunday, June 08, 2014

A health reporter traveled across the country and asked people how they feel about health care and health insurance. At almost every stop people complained about the expense.

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A Small Device Helps Severely Nearsighted Drivers Hit The Road

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Dustin Jones is visually impaired, but after he got a bioptic telescope he started driving. About 40 states allow severely nearsighted drivers to use this technology on the road.

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Former Model B. Smith Reveals Diagnosis Of Alzheimer's Disease

Friday, June 06, 2014

B. Smith was at the center of a successful lifestyle empire that included restaurants, cookbooks, how-to videos and magazines.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Behold the Power of the Pea

Friday, June 06, 2014

Cookbook authors Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, aka "The Fabulous Beekman Boys," explain why those peas at your farmers market might be less sweet than what's in the frozen foods section of your grocery store. They also share their recipe for spring pea soup. 

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R U Ready To Quit Smoking? Texting Can Help

Friday, June 06, 2014

For smokers hoping to quit, text messages with tips and reminders may be just as effective as phone counseling, a study finds. Texts doubled the success rate compared with people who didn't text.

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Early Exposure To Bacteria Protects Children From Asthma And Allergies

Friday, June 06, 2014

It was widely thought that the grunge in inner-city housing was causing high rates of asthma. But now it looks like being exposed to just the right kinds of bacteria and vermin actually helps.

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