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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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Should Tweens Be Prosecuted As Adults?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Two 12-year-old girls in Wisconsin allegedly took their friend into the woods and stabbed her multiple times. They have been charged as adults. What does that mean and is it fair?

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Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Farmed fish production will have to more than double by 2050 to keep up with global demand, a report finds. And aquaculture can be far more sustainable than meat production, the researchers say.

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WNYC News

Will These Ninth Graders Make the Bronx Healthier?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Steering students toward healthcare careers, HERO High aims to tackle several endemic problems in the Bronx: unemployment, poor health, and high college drop-out rates.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

If I Can Make It Here

Friday, June 06, 2014

Does the song lyric have it right?  Is "making it" in New York, New York different from success elsewhere?   

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All Things Considered

Quick DNA Tests Crack Medical Mysteries Otherwise Missed

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Scientists used high-powered DNA sequencing to diagnose infections missed by usual lab tests. The pricey method is still experimental, but might offer a way to identify tough-to-diagnose infections.

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Taking More Time Between Babies Reduces Risk Of Premature Birth

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Getting pregnant again within a year of giving birth boosts the chance that the second baby will be born prematurely, a study finds. The risk was especially high for black women.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Our Ancestry Obsession

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Why so many Americans are caught up in the trend to discover their roots.

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The GPS In Your Head May Work A Lot Better Than That Phone

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The human brain uses two different specialized regions to navigate, scientists say, with one charting a straight line to the destination, and the other figuring out the turns along the way.

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Science Friday

The EPA's New Proposal to Curb Carbon Emissions

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The EPA's proposal sets a 30 percent decrease in power plant carbon emissions by 2030.

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Science Friday

It's a Material World

Thursday, June 05, 2014

In his book Stuff Matters, Mark Miodownik explains why the everyday materials around us are truly extraordinary.

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Science Friday

The Goat Brigade

Thursday, June 05, 2014

A herd of “elite” brush-clearing goats demonstrate why they are a versatile tool to shield against wildfires in Southern California.

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Science Friday

Documenting the Oldest Living Things in the World

Thursday, June 05, 2014

In her new book of photography, The Oldest Living Things in the World, artist Rachel Sussman documents the oldest continuously living organisms on the planet.

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