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Beyond Free Lunch: Schools Open Food Pantries For Hungry Families

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

More than 8 million U.S. children don't get enough to eat. In Sacramento, Calif., one school is helping families cope by sending students home for the weekend with backpacks full of groceries.

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Hangover Helper: Tips To Prevent A Horrible Headache

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Champagne and other booze flow freely on New Year's Eve. But if you want to wake to a new year without the side effects of alcohol, don't fret: Science offers some guidance.

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Tribute: The Man Who Linked Climate Change To Global Health

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Dr. Tony McMichael was a lonely crusader. He wanted governments to pay attention to ways that earth's changing climate will affect the health of all — with the poor likely to suffer the most.

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Ebola Survivor: Faith And Oral Rehydration Salts Got Her Through

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

It was "the worst news that I can hear in my life," says Dr. Ada Igonoh. She had Ebola. Her husband said she looked like a zombie. She wondered: "What's the cure for a disease that has no cure?"

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Hospitals Win In States That Chose To Expand Medicaid

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

In negotiations over the Affordable Care Act, hospitals agreed to cuts in federal payments for uncompensated care in the expectation that millions of people would get Medicaid coverage.

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Ethiopians Seeking Birth Control: Caught Between Church And State

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Orthodox church may not like it, but the powerful government is pushing family planning.

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The Takeaway

The Cold War: Boosting Your Immune System Would Do A World Of Harm

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Rushing to buy some vitamin C or another immune booster? Research says these are expensive placebos that likely do little, if anything at all, to boost your immune system... thankfully!

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Morning Edition

The Fleeting Obsessions Of The White House Press Corps

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

From the VA and Secret Service scandals to Ebola, each week brought another hot issue into the White House briefing room. Here's a look at just how short the press corps' attention span was in 2014.

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Morning Edition

Traffic Stops Persuade People To Avoid Drinking And Driving

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Everyone knows it's dangerous to drink and drive, but a lot of people still do it. Strict enforcement of traffic laws makes it less likely that people will get behind the wheel when soused.

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Morning Edition

Big Question For 2015: Will The Supreme Court Rule On Abortion?

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

States have passed more than 200 abortion regulations since 2010, and the number is expected to rise. Abortion rights supporters say that could cause big geographical variations in access to care.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Our Loved And Estranged Military, The Immune Booster Myth, And Cannabis Delicacies

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Takeaway looks at how the American public reveres our armed service members but understand them and war poorly, the myth of immune supplements, and the rise of gourmet weed edibles.

The Brian Lehrer Show

How Midwives Can Help Control Healthcare Costs

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A New York Times editorial posits that better access to midwives could help keep medical costs lower.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Pope’s Year; Port Authority Problems; & Your Best Phone Pics

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop; Father James Martin on Pope Francis; the importance of midwives; the inner workings of Long Island’s gangs; and the best pics from your phone.

All Things Considered

Doctors Not Cutting Back On Radiation For Breast Cancer Patients

Monday, December 29, 2014

Breast cancer treatment typically involves surgery and chemotherapy, followed by radiation. But growing scientific evidence shows that in most cases, women get more radiation than they actually need.

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As More Women Tell Abortion Stories, Both Sides Claim Advantage

Monday, December 29, 2014

Does telling your abortion story help end stigma about the procedure, or does it help opponents make the case against abortion? The answer to that question depends very much on whom you talk to.

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Family Planning In Senegal: Which Imam Do You Listen To?

Monday, December 29, 2014

In the village of Mereto, one imam is in favor of family planning while the other is not. Ngour Sen and his two wives, with a total of 11 children, knew which leader's advice they wanted to follow.

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Texted Reminders Help Parents Get Kids In For Flu Shots

Monday, December 29, 2014

It's hard enough to get kids in for one flu shot, let alone two. But when parents got texts that explained why the child needed a second dose, they were much more likely to get the job done.

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Morning Edition

Supreme Court To Hear Case Against Obamacare In 2015

Monday, December 29, 2014

There is another challenge to Obamacare. This one is not as high profile as the last one, but it has the power to gut the program. The high court may also decide to weigh in on the gay marriage issue.

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Morning Edition

Teaching Friends And Family How To Reverse A Drug Overdose

Monday, December 29, 2014

Quick treatment with Narcan can save a life after an overdose of heroin or opioid pain pills. The year 2014 saw more police, drug users and their families carrying Narcan "rescue kits."

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All Things Considered

Mae Keane, The Last 'Radium Girl,' Dies At 107

Sunday, December 28, 2014

In the 1920s, working-class women were hired to paint radium onto glowing watch dials — and told to sharpen the brush with their lips. Dozens died within a few years, but Keane quit, and survived.

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