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Congresswoman And Veteran 'Appalled' By VA Scandal

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth lost her legs in combat during the Iraq War, and still gets health care from Veterans Affairs. She discusses allegations that agency hid how long veterans wait for care.

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Teenage Mischief Can Lead To Jail Time In Tennessee

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Teenagers get in trouble for skipping school, breaking curfew or buying cigarettes, but in one Tennessee county, that can mean jail. Susan Ferriss reported on this for the Center for Public Integrity.

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The Takeaway

Is This the Next GOP Presidential Candidate?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A handful of conservative politicians have already shown interest in running on the 2016 Republican presidential ticket. One name being brought up in many circles is Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon. His new book reads like a campaign manifesto, but Carson insists that he's not running.

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GOP Strategy To Run Against Health Law Hits Snags

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Democrats in some states are hammering Republicans for their opposition to the health law's expansion of Medicaid.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Battle of the Zzzzs: The Home Stretch

Thursday, May 22, 2014

As part of WNYC's Clock Your Sleep project, WNYC hosts have been leading teams competing to get more sleep by trying different strategies. Hear how it's going and who's winning in the last days of the competition.

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Morning Edition

VA's Health System: Some Love It, Some Hate It

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Nearly 30 VA facilities are accused of falsifying statistics on how long veterans must wait for care. President Obama said the problems go back decades, but most veterans are satisfied with the care.

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The Takeaway

Should College Material Come with a Trigger Warning?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The growing practice of requesting “trigger warnings” on college course material that might be disturbing to students has caused a great deal of controversy. Why are trigger warnings such a hot-button topic and how should we address them?

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Troops, Trigger Warnings, and The Campaign Trail

Thursday, May 22, 2014

U.S. Troops Aid Nigeria's Schoolgirl Search | Russia, China and Europe's Energy Equation | Should College Material Come with a Trigger Warning? | Takeaway Listeners Weigh In on Long Distance Love | Archival Papers Show Discrimination Against Gays in Government | Dr. Ben Carson: The Next GOP Presidential Candidate? 

Anxiety And MRIs May Be Driving The Rise In Double Mastectomies

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

More than two-thirds of women who had a double mastectomy after a cancer diagnosis didn't have the high risk that could be reduced by the surgery, a study finds.

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All Things Considered

For Physicians, The Ethics Of Treating Athletes

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Robert Siegel interviews orthopedist Michael S. George, co-author of a study about the ethics in sports medicine and also a former team doctor.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Drink Beer, Support a Farmer

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Grains like barley keep our soil healthy, and an explosion in microbrewing has created a local market for them. Chef Dan Barber says that's the kind of synchronicity needed to save our food system.

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The Vegetables Most Americans Eat Are Drowning In Salt And Fat

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Potatoes and tomatoes are nutritious and delicious. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds that Americans tend to consume way too many of them in unhealthy ways, like french fries and pizza.

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The Takeaway

High Tech, Low Cost Artificial Limbs Could Be on the Way

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The high cost of prosthetics is prohibitive for many people who need them. But a team of graduate students found a way to build them on the cheap. 

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When Doctors Play This Game, You Get Better Medical Care

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Who doesn't like a contest, especially if it lets you prove that you're smarter than your peers? When doctors played a game that tests their knowledge, patients' blood pressure control improved.

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The Takeaway

Tips For Making Love Work Long Distance

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A growing number of married couples are living apart in a union known as a commuter marriage. Why are so many married Americans staying far away from each other? And how do they keep their relationship alive from opposite sides of the country or even the world?

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Medicare May Be Overpaying Hospitals For Patients Who Don't Stay Long

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Medicare told doctors to admit patients expected to stay in the hospital through two midnights or longer. Then Medicare said it wouldn't enforce the rules, adding to the controversy.

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Morning Edition

Should HPV Testing Replace The Pap Smear?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The recent FDA approval of an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer has ignited debate among doctors. Some say the viral test will catch cancers earlier. Others warn it increases needless biopsies.

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Morning Edition

Without A Marijuana Breathalyzer, How To Curb Stoned Driving?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Legal pot sales are growing in Colorado, and the state has a marijuana DUI blood standard for drivers. But without a pot breathalyzer, it's hard to measure how high someone is.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Energy, Education, Romance, and a Ban on Dancing

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Oklahoma Pushes Back Against EPA Emissions Regulations | Federal Science Standards Spark Controversy in Wyoming Education | Boko Haram's Terrorism Takes Toll on Nigerian Economy | Iranian Youth Arrested for Dancing to Pharrell's 'Happy' | Students Design High Tech, Low Cost Artificial Limbs | Russia & China Strike Major Multi-Decade ...

Lawmakers Seek Delay On Healthy Lunch Rules For Schools

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Some in Congress want to give schools more time to comply with a new law to limit calories and fat and add more veggies to meals. But nutrition advocates say it would roll back healthy gains for kids.

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