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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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Living Cancer

Harnessing Immune System to Fight Cancer

Monday, February 09, 2015

An experimental treatment called immunotherapy is helping patients' immune systems fight off cancer.

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Living Cancer

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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PRI's The World

How France used fashion to spread the message to vaccinate

Monday, February 09, 2015

In the 18th century, King Louis XVI underwent a highly controversial medical procedure: smallpox inoculation. To commemorate his new immunity, milliners in France concocted a new fashion. A historian says we need a gimmick like that today to help us through a measles outbreak.

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PRI's The World

Spreading my father's ashes on the Ganges felt like a link across the globe and across generations

Monday, February 09, 2015

"What I felt on the Ganges," says Atul Gawande, the surgeon and author of Being Mortal, "was he had brought us there and connected himself to all that was important to him, but he was connecting us as well."

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WNYC News

Who is Still Signing up for ObamaCare in Newark?

Monday, February 09, 2015

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New Jersey Public Radio teamed up with New Jersey Citizen Action to host an Obamacare enrollment fair in Newark. Several who enrolled had gone years without any health coverage.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Don't Worry About The Germs On The Subway

Monday, February 09, 2015

There's a new map showing the pathogens and bacteria in the subway system. We talk about what the research found - like the bubonic plague and meningitis - and why it's okay.

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Time's 'Person Of The Year' Is Feeling Kinda Lost

Monday, February 09, 2015

A newly returned "Ebola fighter" tells why she didn't feel like a hero when she got back. Instead, she felt lost, beset by Ebola dreams and virtually a prisoner in her own home.

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WNYC News

Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Monday, February 09, 2015

In the first part of a special NPR/WNYC series “Living Cancer,” we look at how an experimental treatment called immunotherapy is helping patients' immune systems fight off cancer.

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Morning Edition

Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer

Monday, February 09, 2015

Our immune systems fight off disease, protecting us from colds, flu and infection. An experimental treatment called immunotherapy is helping patients' immune systems fight off cancer.

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The Takeaway

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 explain why.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Brian Williams, The 2015 Grammys, and Ideas of Beauty

Monday, February 09, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the controversy surrounding news anchor Brian Williams, we explore what the Grammy Awards got right and wrong, and we ask the question: What is beauty?

Billions Go To Victims Of Disaster And Disease. Does It Really Help?

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Ground Truth is a new group with a simple yet revolutionary way of figuring out if disaster relief works: Ask the victims.

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In Puerto Rico, Health Overhaul Gets An Incomplete

Saturday, February 07, 2015

The U.S. territory implemented an unusual version of the Affordable Care Act. Insurers must offer coverage to everyone. But there's no mandate for people to buy it, and there are no subsidies to help.

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To Get To Zero Ebola Cases, It'll Cost A Lot: Roughly $1.5 Billion

Saturday, February 07, 2015

A new U.N. report lays out how much money is needed and where it should go — everything from transportation for contact tracers to cash incentives for health care workers.

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To Get Parents To Vaccinate Their Kids, Don't Ask. Just Tell

Saturday, February 07, 2015

The way a pediatrician talks with nervous parents about vaccines may determine whether the child gets immunized or not, a study suggests. Asking "What do you want to do about shots?" doesn't work.

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The Takeaway

The Weekender: Stories of Surviving Breast Cancer

Saturday, February 07, 2015

This is a special podcast focused on our six-month-long audio storytelling series, "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer."

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All Things Considered

Being With People Like You Offers Comfort Against Death's Chill

Friday, February 06, 2015

Iggy Ignatius bet that immigrants from India would long to live with other Indians in his Florida condos. He was right. Psychologists say intimations of mortality make us want to be with our own kind.

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On The Media

On the Anti-Vax Non-troversy

Friday, February 06, 2015

A sneak peak of this week's OTM: Bob inoculates with a little history and a lot of common sense on the anti-vaccination "controversy."  
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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Politics of Vaccines

Friday, February 06, 2015

Potential 2016 candidates are weighing in on the measles outbreak and on whether vaccinations should be mandatory. We'll look at how what we can learn about them from their statements.

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