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Public School Parents Largely True Believers in Vaccination

Monday, April 06, 2015

In New York State, you must make a religious declaration to exempt your child from legally-required vaccines. In the city, WNYC found relatively few public school parents seek waivers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Investigating Supplements; An AA Critique; the End of 'Mad Men'

Monday, April 06, 2015

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on the supplements industry; more on the Iran deal; California's drought; a critique of AA and the beginning of the end of "Mad Men."

All Things Considered

Puberty Suppression Now A Choice For Teens On Medicaid In Oregon

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Medicaid in Oregon now pays for medication to suppress puberty in teens who may want to change their gender. Oregon officials decided the benefits outweigh possible trade-offs of stopping puberty.

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In Rural Virginia, Truckers Can Stop For Coffee And A Physical

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Fewer than one in five doctors has a solo practice these days. But one physician in Virginia saw an opportunity to keep his practice and treat an under-served group of patients: long-haul truckers.

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Drinking With 'Mad Men': Cocktail Culture And The Myth Of Don Draper

Sunday, April 05, 2015

The culture of retro cocktails that the show helped reignite is intriguing, considering how much of Mad Men is actually about excessive — even abusive — drinking.

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All Things Considered

When It Comes To Insurance, Mental Health Parity In Name Only?

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Many insurance providers that offer mental health care are supposed to cover it just as they would cancer or diabetes care. But advocates say enforcement is a problem.

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All Things Considered

Improving Mental Health Via Social Network

Saturday, April 04, 2015

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Robert Morris, the creator of Panoply. It's a social networking app whose purpose is to help people suffering from clinical depression.

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Living Cancer

Pregnant With Cancer: One Woman's Journey

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Mary Harris found out she was pregnant the day before she had scheduled surgery for breast cancer.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: ZIP Code Decode - Mapping America's Health

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender Podcast! 

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All Things Considered

California Faith Groups Divided Over Right-To-Die Bill

Friday, April 03, 2015

Many Christian denominations officially oppose legislation that would legalize medically assisted suicide. But some individual churches, pastors and congregants are lending support to the cause.

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How Advances In Battlefield Medicine Can Save Civilians' Lives

Friday, April 03, 2015

In Iraq and Afghanistan, Army medics got really good at treating wounded troops. Scientists want to adapt these new technologies and tricks to help injured people in poor countries.

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Men And Women Use Different Scales To Weigh Moral Dilemmas

Friday, April 03, 2015

Would you kill a young Hitler to prevent World War II? Men are more likely to say yes, a study finds, while women weigh the moral cost of murder along with lives saved.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Public Shaming, Toms River & Subway Poetry

Friday, April 03, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Public Shaming (First) | Toms River Pollution (Starts at 18:44) | Subway Poetry (Starts at 37:53)
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What China Can Teach The World About Successful Health Care

Friday, April 03, 2015

From free, universal care to for-profit hospitals, China has tried out radically different health care systems in the past 60 years. So what works — and doesn't work — for 1.3 billion people?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Can Tobacco be Relatively Safe?

Friday, April 03, 2015

Should warning labels on tobacco products take into account varying degrees of harm?

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Will Smart Clothing Amp Up Your Workout?

Friday, April 03, 2015

Startups are developing clothing with sensors that measure heart rate, breathing and muscle activity. Fitness enthusiasts are the target market. But the garments could be used for health care, too.

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Living Cancer

The Cancer Show: Part 2

Friday, April 03, 2015

Stories of cancer, as told by Hollywood, advertisers, and you and me.

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The Takeaway

In Navajo Nation, Health Care is Like Pulling Teeth

Friday, April 03, 2015

Almost 70 percent of Navajo children have untreated tooth decay, but local dentist Darrin Blackman wants to change that. 

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WNYC News

Where New York City Kids Are Not Getting Vaccinated

Friday, April 03, 2015

WNYC is the first to obtain access to vaccination rates in the largest public school system in the U.S. And now, you can look them up.

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On The Media

Cancer Meets its Match

Friday, April 03, 2015

Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies, discusses the convergence of cancer, media, and celebrity.

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