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Six Facts That Will Change The Way You Think About Sleep in New York

Monday, March 31, 2014

A few great reasons to clock your sleep with WNYC: if you're sleepless in the city you're more likely to get robbed in the subway — or catch a cold. 

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British Drugmaker Funds Research On Chronic Disease In Africa

Monday, March 31, 2014

As infectious diseases come under control in Africa, other illnesses common in the West are becoming problems. GlaxoSmithKline is opening a research lab to promote research by African scientists.

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How Your Face Shows Happy Disgust

Monday, March 31, 2014

Scientists are studying the way we show complex emotions. It turns out we're better at it than was previously thought, mixing and matching basic expressions with sophistication — and consistency.

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WNYC News

Frequently Asked Questions

Monday, March 31, 2014

Your questions answered about how to participate in Clock Your Sleep.

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All Things Considered

As Soldiers Return, Who Is Caring For The Caregivers?

Monday, March 31, 2014

Over a million Americans are caregivers to returning veterans, and in many cases, they're doing so with little government support. As a major report finds, this is having some serious consequences.

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All Things Considered

Cause For Hope And Frustration In the Shadow Of ACA Deadline

Monday, March 31, 2014

As the Affordable Care Act's midnight deadline draws near, there has been a surge in last-minute signups. The heavy traffic has caused both glitches in the website and optimism from some forecasters.

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All Things Considered

Orthotic Brace Takes Soldiers From Limping To Leaping

Monday, March 31, 2014

An injured leg can cause so much pain that some wounded veterans consider amputation. A brace invented at an Army medical center in Texas is getting them up and running again.

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Glitches Return To HealthCare.Gov As Enrollment Clock Expires

Monday, March 31, 2014

Administration officials say that anyone who leaves an email on the website will be entitled to an extension to purchase health insurance after tonight's midnight deadline has passed.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obamacare: New York vs. New Jersey

Monday, March 31, 2014

Today is the deadline for ACA enrollment, and the numbers in New York are booming. In New Jersey, not so much. What's keeping the Garden State from a "robust" sign-up?

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The Takeaway

As Clock Ticks, ACA Seeks Minority Enrollment

Monday, March 31, 2014

March 31 is the deadline for most Americans to sign up for health insurance. The White House reports that 6 million people have signed up for coverage so far, but some of the most important groups for the ACA—minorities—have yet to get on board.

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Weight-Loss Surgery Can Reverse Diabetes, But Cure Is Elusive

Monday, March 31, 2014

People with diabetes who had gastric bypass surgery had much better control of blood sugar three years later. But most still hadn't met the goal of returning to normal sugar levels, a study finds.

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Morning Edition

Why All Fat Is Not Created Equal

Monday, March 31, 2014

Eating a diet high in fat isn't good for us. But demonizing fat didn't lead us down a healthy path either. Some fats, especially plant-based fats such olive oil are good for us.

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Morning Edition

Obamacare Rolls Into N.H. Like A Political Campaign — And Wins

Monday, March 31, 2014

In New Hampshire, where the Affordable Care Act remains unpopular, the state has exceeded expectations for insurance enrollments. Credit goes, in part, to a grass-roots campaign to sign people up.

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Morning Edition

Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet

Monday, March 31, 2014

There's new thinking about the effects of fat on our waistlines and our hearts. And consensus is building that saturated fat isn't the demon we were once told to fear, especially compared with carbs.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Poverty Affects Mental Health

Monday, March 31, 2014

For the first part of this week’s installment of our series Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America, we’re finding out how poverty affects mental health. Epidemiologist Dr. Jane Costello examines the impact poverty has on mental health, especially among children. She tells us about her Great Smoky Mountains Study—a longitudinal study of more than 1,400 children in North Carolina—looking at who gets mental illness, who gets treatment, and how rising out of poverty improves the mental health of children and families. Dr. Costello is Associate Director for Research, Center for Child & Family Policy and Professor of Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Human Rights in Iran; Prison; Poverty and Health

Monday, March 31, 2014

On today’s show: we’ll talk to the former head of Iran’s largest student organization, who fled the country after being held in solitary confinement for 100 days. Filmmaker Timothy Skousen on the program at Sing Sing prison that has allowed inmates to earn a college degree. He’s joined by one of the program’s founders. Our series Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America examines the effects poverty has on health and mental health. And food writer Michael Ruhlman tells us about his new cookbook devoted to eggs.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Being Poor Is Bad for Your Health

Monday, March 31, 2014

For the second part of this week's installment of Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America, Dr. Benard Dreyer, Professor of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine, and Dr. Peter Muennig, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, discuss the impacts poverty has on cognitive development and overall health, especially in children, and what policies could improve health and mental health of children and families.

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The Takeaway

As Clock Ticks, ACA Seeks Minority Enrollment | Hashtag Activists Come Out Against 'Colbert Report' | Space Tourism Provides Balloon to the Brink of Space

Monday, March 31, 2014

As Clock Ticks, ACA Seeks Minority Enrollment | The Takeaway TV Smackdown Elite 8: Tony Soprano Vs. Data | Activists Come Out Against 'Colbert Report' | Turkey's Elections & A Prime Minister's Future | Retro Report Looks Back at Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church | 2001: How The United States ...

All Things Considered

Everybody Has A Price: Why This 'Invincible' Chose Insurance

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Warnings about red tape, long waits and multiple visits to sign up for Medicaid didn't scare Brad Stevens half as much as the alternative — paying $2,500 out of pocket to see a thyroid specialist.

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Why Paper Prescriptions Are Going The Way Of Snail Mail

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Medicine's shift from paper to computers has been painful and expensive. But now doctors can easily write and transmit prescriptions by computer, saving money and improving the quality of care.

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