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The Brian Lehrer Show

Finding a Way to Live with Celiac Disease

Monday, April 28, 2014

Jennifer Esposito, actress, founder of The Jennifer's Way Foundation for Celiac Education (JWF) and the Jennifer's Way bakery and author of the book Jennifer's Way: My Journey with Celiac Disease--What Doctors Don’t Tell You and How You Can Learn to Live Again (Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2014), talks about the long road from sufferer to advocate for others with celiac disease and gluten intolerance and her sideline . . .as an actress in shows like Blue Bloods and Rescue Me.

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Pediatricians Say Training Can Help Teens Avoid Knee Injuries

Monday, April 28, 2014

A leading group of pediatricians says specialized exercises can help young athletes protect their anterior cruciate ligaments. After puberty, female athletes are especially vulnerable to ACL tears.

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Morning Edition

Test First Before Going For Those Testosterone Supplements

Monday, April 28, 2014

It sounds so simple; slap on a testosterone patch and you're feeling young again. But for many men, the problem may really be obesity or diabetes. Here's how to know.

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Morning Edition

Testosterone, The Biggest Men's Health Craze Since Viagra, May Be Risky

Monday, April 28, 2014

Clinics touting prescription testosterone as the answer to low energy and decreased sex drive are proliferating across the country. But these "low T" clinics may be putting men's health at risk.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Case for Dismantling the Scaffold Laws

Monday, April 28, 2014

In a recent column, Bill Hammond, NY Daily News Columnist, argues that New York's Scaffold Law - which holds building owners liable for construction injuries - is holding back development. He discusses the laws, and other news out of Albany.

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All Things Considered

Astronaut Twins To Separate For The Sake Of Space Travel

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Before NASA can send a manned mission to Mars, it needs to know more about how extended time in space affects the human body. Mark and Scott Kelly are the perfect subjects for such an experiment.

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All Things Considered

Fair Or Not, Getting Kids To Eat Their Vegetables

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Pediatric nutritionist Dr. Deb Kennedy, author of The Picky Eating Solution, talks with NPR's Eric Westervelt about catering to kids who put up fights at the dinner table.

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Giving Up On Its Obamacare Exchange No Cure For Oregon's Ills

Sunday, April 27, 2014

High hopes dashed, Oregon is the first state to abandon having its own health insurance marketplace. Now it has to figure out how to transition to HealthCare.gov.

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Fear Of Addiction Means Chronic Pain Goes Untreated

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The FDA's decision to approve a new painkiller has met with fierce opposition. Judy Foreman, author of A Nation in Pain, tells NPR's Scott Simon why pain relief is such a highly polarized subject.

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All Things Considered

Family Tree Of Pertussis Traced, Could Lead To Better Vaccine

Friday, April 25, 2014

Scientists tracking the ancestry of whooping cough say it arose abruptly in humans about 500 years ago, caused by a mutated bacterium that once lived only in animals. Genetic tricks helped it spread.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Forget the Midwest, Wheat Finds a Home in Long Island

Friday, April 25, 2014

Rolling wheat fields are taking root in Amagansett, Long Island. Farmers Katie Baldwin and Amanda Merrow explain why they started growing wheat in the Northeast and share their recipe for Simple Spring Wheat Berry Salad.

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Morning Edition

With Medical Debt Rising, Some Doctors Push For Payment Upfront

Friday, April 25, 2014

Rising deductibles and copayments have driven some patients to put off paying their bills. So doctors, who have payrolls to meet, too, are getting much more aggressive about collecting their fees.

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Morning Edition

Confusion, Cost Lead Some Californians To Go Uninsured

Friday, April 25, 2014

The deadline to enroll in Obamacare plans has passed, and many people didn't buy health insurance. Many will have to pay a penalty. Their reasons for opting out vary.

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All Things Considered

Why The U.S. Is Worried About A Deadly Middle Eastern Virus

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has a fatality rate of about 30 percent. An uptick in new cases in Saudi Arabia has health specialists concerned that the virus could spread outside the region.

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All Things Considered

Rural Hospitals Weigh Independence Against Need For Computer Help

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hospitals in out-of-the-way places are making trade-offs as they adopt electronic medical records. Some are joining larger health systems, while others are searching for ways to go it alone.

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All Things Considered

How One State Convinced Its 'Young Invincibles' To Get Health Insurance

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Buying insurance doesn't always feel like it makes economic sense, especially for young healthy people. So why are they still willing to pay?

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All Things Considered

Despite Popularity, Mysteries Of E-Cigarettes Persist

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explains the new research on e-cigarettes and offers his take on new regulations proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

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All Things Considered

With New E-Cigarette Rules, FDA Hopes To Tame A 'Wild, Wild West'

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to expand its regulatory powers to e-cigarettes and other popular products containing nicotine.

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Pacific Island Nation Sues U.S., Others For Violating Nuclear Treaty

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Marshall Islands, the site of 66 U.S. nuclear weapons tests between 1946 and 1958, says the Non-Proliferation Treaty requires nuclear states to disarm.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Thoreau, Climate Scientist

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Scientists use Henry David Thoreau’s notes to study climate change at Walden Pond.

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