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Peace Corps Teams Up With First Lady To 'Let Girls Learn'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Peace Corp will recruit and train about 650 additional volunteers to focus on girls' education around the world. The expansion is part of a larger program launched by Michelle Obama Tuesday.

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4 Reasons Both Parties Should Be Sweating Bullets Over King V. Burwell

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The biggest political threat of the latest challenge to Obamacare is to the president, but Republicans wouldn't be winners either.

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FDA Mandates Tougher Warnings On Testosterone

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The agency says the labels for testosterone drugs must state they aren't approved to fight aging and may increase the risk for heart attacks and strokes.

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Tea Tuesdays: Kenyan Farmers See Green In The Color Purple

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Kenya has spent 25 years developing a purple "supertea" with high levels of antioxidants. The hope is that the tea will appeal to health-minded consumers and revive the country's struggling industry.

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All Things Considered

10 Questions Some Doctors Are Afraid To Ask

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Just 10 questions about bad childhood experiences can turn up undiagnosed illness in adults, research suggests. So why don't more doctors ask? Some say they aren't equipped to deal with the answers.

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Psst, We'll Pay You A Bribe If You Read This Story

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

An estimated 1.6 billion people — many of them in the developing world — pay bribes for public services, according to a new book. The alternative may be no health care and no education.

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GOP Faults Shift Of Funds To HealthCare.Gov From NIH And CDC

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

House Republicans are asking why the Obama administration moved money to run the federal insurance marketplace in 37 states, after House Democrats didn't appropriate enough funding.

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Alleged Patient Safety Kickbacks Lead To $1 Million Settlement

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Justice Department claimed patient safety celebrity Dr. Chuck Denham solicited payments from a medical products company to win a prestigious National Quality Forum endorsement for its antiseptic.

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What Shapes Health? Webcast Explores Social And Economic Factors

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

People say many things affect health, from personal behavior and childhood abuse to God's will, according to a new poll. The people behind the numbers explain what it means for people and communities.

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Morning Edition

Improving Housing Can Pay Dividends In Better Health

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Living in substandard housing can make health problems like asthma much worse. Two mothers tell of their families' struggles to stay healthy in poor housing and their efforts to improve their lot.

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Morning Edition

Abortion Restrictions Complicate Access For Ohio Women

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

In Ohio, abortion restrictions have helped shut down half the state's clinics that perform the procedure, forcing many women to travel farther away, even to neighboring states.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Law Enforcement Reform, Campus Due Process, and Other Worldly Exoplanets

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Takeaway looks at two new initiatives from the Department of Justice, sexual violence on college campuses, and the planet KOI 314.02.

Walk A Little Faster To Get The Most Out of Your Exercise Time

Monday, March 02, 2015

People who walked briskly for 40 minutes five days a week saw more health improvements than those who walked for an hour a day but were more leisurely about it. Both groups lost weight.

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How 'Flower Beds' Give Love And Lentils To Moms And Babies

Monday, March 02, 2015

When mothers need day care for their children, the best person to turn to might be another mother. That's the lesson of the new cooperative nurseries in an Indian state.

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All Things Considered

GAO Report Urges Fewer Antipsychotic Drugs For Dementia Patients

Monday, March 02, 2015

Strong drugs are rarely warranted to control the behavior of dementia patients, specialists say. But antipsychotic medicine is being overprescribed, and not just among residents of nursing homes.

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All Things Considered

Can Family Secrets Make You Sick?

Monday, March 02, 2015

Few doctors — and few patients — realize just how profoundly early abuse, neglect and other childhood traumas can damage an adult's physical health.

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Take The ACE Quiz — And Learn What It Does And Doesn't Mean

Monday, March 02, 2015

First developed in the 1990s, the 10 questions of the Adverse Childhood Experiences test are designed to take a rough measure of a difficult childhood. Finding out your score is easy. Now what?

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Nurse Treated For Ebola To Sue Texas Hospital

Monday, March 02, 2015

Nina Pham, 26, who contracted Ebola after caring for a patient, tells the Dallas Morning News that she will file a lawsuit Monday charging the hospital in Dallas lacked proper training and equipment.

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Morning Edition

People With Low Incomes Say They Pay A Price In Poor Health

Monday, March 02, 2015

People with household incomes of less than $25,000 a year say in a new poll that the lack of cash really hurts their health. Low-quality food and dangerous housing are two reasons why.

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Poll Explores Our Perception Of How Factors Large And Small Shape People's Health

Monday, March 02, 2015

Health is not just about trips to the doctor, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Housing, stress and abuse are factors.

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