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Some Will Get Extra Time To Enroll In Health Insurance

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration announced Tuesday.

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WNYC News

Brooklynites Upbeat But Wary of Hospital Bidders

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Nine bidders are competing to take over Long Island College Hospital, which the State University of New York has been trying to sell for the last year.

Local residents of the Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill neighborhoods gathered Tuesday night to learn about the proposals and voice concerns ...

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All Things Considered

The Sources And Symptoms Of A Disease With A Global Reputation

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Following the news of an Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Robert Siegel speaks with Pierre Rollin of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the virus' symptoms, transmission and containment.

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All Things Considered

90-Day Grace Period Under New Health Law Has Insurers Flustered

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Under the Affordable Care Act, the grace period to pay a health insurance premium late has been extended to 90 days. Eric Whitney of CPR reports that this extension has insurers and doctors worried.

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All Things Considered

Facing Ebola Outbreak, Officials Must Contain Both Virus And Panic

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Health workers in the West African nation of Guinea are working to control an outbreak of the Ebola virus. The disease has sickened 86 people and killed 59, according to the World Health Organization.

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All Things Considered

Justices Divide By Gender In Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The company, citing religion, argued before the Supreme Court that it shouldn't have to provide contraception coverage in its health plan. The coverage is mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

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All Things Considered

Thinking Of Retiring? Consider Your Health

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Retirement may not be so good for your mental and physical health, a lot of research suggests — or at least not good for everybody.

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Tuberculosis Roars Back With A Deadly Edge

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PBS's Frontline travels to the epicenter of a rising epidemic: drug-resistant tuberculosis that's costly and tough to treat. Join us for a live Twitter chat tonight during the film's premiere.

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You Yawn. She Doesn't Yawn Back. Uh-Oh

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

There you are: face to face, looking into her eyes, a puddle of love, when all of a sudden, you yawn. Usually, she yawns back; but what if she doesn't?

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Pollution From Home Stoves Kills Millions Of People Worldwide

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Air pollution causes 1 in 8 deaths worldwide, with half of the deaths caused by fumes from home stoves. Fixing the problem isn't as simple as providing more efficient stoves. Habits must change, too.

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Wal-Mart Recalls 'Cuddle Care' Dolls Because They Can Burn

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The dolls get sick on cue and come with a medical kit that can relieve their symptoms. But the electronics inside the dolls can get hot enough to cause blisters or burns.

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The Takeaway

Do Corporations Have a Right to Religious Freedom?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Supreme Court hears arguments today in a case that will determine whether for-profit corporations must provide insurance coverage for contraception.

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Why Alzheimer's Hits Women Harder

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New research shows that women make up almost two-thirds of people with Alzheimer's disease. Angela Geiger of the Alzheimer's Association talks about the new findings and clarifies misconceptions.

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Can Fear Of Cancer Keep College Kids From Binge Drinking?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

College students tune out warnings about the risks of heavy drinking. Pointing out that drinking increases the risk of cancer may help, researchers say. But will that matter on Saturday night?

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Last Chance To Ask About Health Law Before Sign-Up Deadline

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A 19-year-old claimed on his parents' tax return as a dependent doesn't plan to buy health coverage. Forgoing insurance will trigger a penalty. Who will be on the hook for it?

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Morning Edition

Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Case Goes Before Supreme Court

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The craft store chain's conservative Christian owners object to the Affordable Care Act mandate to include coverage for birth control in company health insurance plans.

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Ebola Breaks Out In West Africa For The First Time

Monday, March 24, 2014

A deadly form of Ebola has killed 59 people in Guinea. Early reports suggested the disease had spread to other neighboring countries. But none of the more far-flung cases have been confirmed.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Who Relies on the Social Safety Net?

Monday, March 24, 2014

The notions of the Welfare Queen and of unemployed poor people taking advantage of federal programs like welfare and food stamps are hard to shake in our society, but they don’t represent a real picture of who relies on these safety net programs and why.

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When Mothers Get Moving, Children Are More Active, Too

Monday, March 24, 2014

A child's activity level may be linked to how active busy moms are. Researchers in the United Kingdom say just small changes in how mothers engage with their children can get both parties moving.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Taking on Herbalife

Monday, March 24, 2014

Hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman is on a quest to bring down the nutritional supplement company Herbalife, which he calls a pyramid scheme. We take a look into his questionable methods and how Latino advocacy groups got involved.

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