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Talking About Cancer, Then and Now

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

WNYC
In the past, doctors suggested that perhaps their patients should not be told they have cancer.

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Taking Stock Of Bone Broth: Sorry, No Cure-All Here

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

There's an outbreak of bone broth fever in the U.S., with proponents raving about its nourishing and healing properties. But there isn't much in the way of science to back up some of the claims.

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All Things Considered

Schools Not Keeping Track When Kids Are Behind On Their Shots

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

California lets kindergartners start school as long as they've had the first dose of all required vaccines. But some schools aren't tracking whether such kids end up getting all the doses they need.

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Living Cancer

Cancer Patients And Doctors Struggle To Predict Survival

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

After being diagnosed with cancer, people often ask one question first: "How long do I have?"

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The Longest Shortest Time

Hangout: Ask a Pelvic Floor PT Anything

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Live now in our Google Hangout, pelvic floor therapist Debra Goldman is answering your questions about pain and recovery after childbirth.

The Takeaway

Preparing to Die: Dr. Atul Gawande on Medicine's Struggle with Mortality

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

How do you help a dying person? Boston surgeon Atul Gawande discusses some of the difficulties doctors—including himself—have helping patients with end-of-life care.

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Senegal's Pharmacies Are Much, Much Better Than Your Local Drugstore

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

When the Senegalese need a diagnosis, they often head to the pharmacy. And the odds are good that the pharmacist who sees them will be a woman.

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Is Now The Time To Fix Rather Than Scrap Obamacare?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Many of the problems with implementation of the Affordable Care Act over the past year and a half are rooted in the complexity of the law. Now, some people say the root causes need attention.

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WNYC News

When Your Cancer Doctor Gives You ‘12 Months to Live,’ Here’s What That Really Means

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A prognosis is not an absolute number. Now doctors are acknowledging just how uncertain the course of an illness can be.

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Morning Edition

Can Employers Require Workers To Be Vaccinated? It Depends

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

More often than not, employers are reluctant to require employee vaccinations. There are legal rights — and pitfalls — of trying to require vaccinations among the American workforce.

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Morning Edition

Insurers And Austin Mayor Promote Obamacare To Texas Latinos

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

It's no secret that most state and federal legislators in Texas aren't fans of Obamacare. But insurers and Texan cities are successfully marketing plans on HealthCare.gov without the state's help.

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Morning Edition

Cancer Patients And Doctors Struggle To Predict Survival

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

After being diagnosed with cancer, the first question people have is, "How long do I have?" Doctors usually overestimate the time, and patients often don't understand it's a range, not one number.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Balancing Hope and Realism in Cancer Prognosis

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Studies show cancer patients retain less than half of the information the doctor gives them in a prognosis. So how can doctors do a better job of communicating? 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Medicine's Struggle, Veterans on Film, and The Curse of Beauty

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the struggle to provide end-of-life care, we explore how veterans are portrayed in Hollywood, and we discuss the unfortunate importance of beauty.

Better Bath Rituals Is One Way Bangladesh Is Saving Its Newborns

Monday, February 09, 2015

Babies need a lot of help. And they don't always get it in low- and middle-income countries, where child mortality rates are high. A Bangladeshi doctor tells how his country is making strides.

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All Things Considered

In West Africa, Fewer New Ebola Cases But Epidemic Still Uncontained

Monday, February 09, 2015

Robert Siegel speaks with Brice de le Vingne, director of operations dealing with the Ebola outbreak for Doctors without Borders.

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Living Cancer

Prostate Cancer Survival Divides White & Black Men

Monday, February 09, 2015

Black men are more than twice as likely as their white counterparts to die from prostate cancer. A former patient and a doctor treating prostate cancer explains why.

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WNYC News

For One Child, a Miracle Cancer Drug Is Hard to Come By

Monday, February 09, 2015

Kathy Liu thought she’d found a drug that could cure her 10-year-old son. There was only one problem: she couldn’t get it.

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Son's Rare Cancer Leads Family On Quest For Cure

Monday, February 09, 2015

When a child falls ill with cancer, many of the drugs that might help are either experimental or unapproved for use in kids.

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The Takeaway

5 Things to Know About Dr. Atul Gawande

Monday, February 09, 2015

Tomorrow, The Takeaway will interview Boston-area surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande. Here are a few interesting about the doctor that you might not know.

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