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To Patients With Heart Conditions, It's OK For Your Cardiologist To Take Time Off

Monday, December 22, 2014

A new study says that the mortality risk for patients with certain acute heart conditions was not negatively impacted if they are admitted to the hospital when a cardiologist isn't there. Robert Siegel talks with Dr. Anupam Jena about the study.

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Morning Edition

When Humans Quit Hunting And Gathering, Their Bones Got Wimpy

Monday, December 22, 2014

Humans have lighter bones than other primates, and that change happened a lot later than anthropologists had thought. Blame our sedentary ways after our ancestors took up farming.

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WNYC News

Artistic, Ambitious and Addicted

Monday, December 22, 2014

The deaths of actors Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman earlier this year linked to drugs and alcohol re-surfaced the question of why artists struggle with substance abuse.

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Morning Edition

A Family's Long Search For Fragile X Drug Finds Frustration, Hope

Monday, December 22, 2014

There is no effective treatment for the rare genetic disorder fragile X syndrome, so two parents created a foundation to fund research. But they found there's no easy road to a cure.

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For Those Suffering Chronic Pain, The Hardest Part Is Convincing Others

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Chronic pain affects tens of millions of Americans and for many of them, there is no cure. We hear from three sufferers about what they've lost and what they've learned.

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Why Does It Take A Movie Robot To Show What Nurses Really Do?

Sunday, December 21, 2014

If TV and movie nurses took care of us when we're sick, we'd be in a heap of trouble. Those images of nutty, slutty and clueless nurses are bad news for the profession, and for patients.

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U.N. Reports More Than 7,000 Ebola Deaths Since March

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The World Health Organization has added nearly 400 more deaths from the current outbreak since its last report earlier this week.

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The Africa I Know Isn't The Africa In The Headlines Today

Saturday, December 20, 2014

In 1990, our commentator visited Africa and fell in love with the energy and dreams of its people. Today he sees a land full of promise. But Ebola has revived the image of Africa in chaos.

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All Things Considered

CDC Head: Key Interventions Have Slowed Ebola's Spread

Friday, December 19, 2014

Melissa Block talks to Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, who is completing a tour of the West African nations most deeply affected by the Ebola outbreak.

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At Last, I Meet My Microbes

Friday, December 19, 2014

At 31, a woman had the bacteria in her gut catalogued as part of scientific project that aims to characterize the creatures that live inside us and affect our health. Here's what she found out.

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The Takeaway

Under Her Skin: A Journey Comes to a Close

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Takeaway's six-month-long audio storytelling series, "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer," will conclude with the end of 2014.

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PRI's The World

Putin abolished daylight savings time and Siberians are grumbling about 'eternal winter'

Friday, December 19, 2014

You think it's dark and cold on the shortest day of the year? Imagine what it's like in Russia — which is almost entirely above the 49th parallel that makes up the majority of the continental US' northern border — where they just got rid of daylight savings.

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A Nurse's Desperate Plea: Show Me The Ebola Money

Friday, December 19, 2014

Patients escape. Long gloves, chlorine and toilets are in short supply. Despite promises of international aid, the essentials of medical care are still missing at one Sierra Leone treatment center.

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Some Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life, But Which?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Nature and nurture both matter, and having love and support from parents early on makes make academic and social success as an adult more likely, a study finds. But a child's temperament matters too.

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Teaching Hospitals Hit Hardest By Medicare Fines For Patient Safety

Friday, December 19, 2014

Medicare will cut payments to hospitals with high rates of patient infections and injuries. Half of the nation's academic medical centers will be docked for making too many medical mistakes.

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Morning Edition

When Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Their Poorest Patients

Friday, December 19, 2014

In exchange for tax breaks, nonprofit hospitals provide assistance to poor patients. But some hospitals seize wages from poor patients with unpaid bills — even those who qualify for reduced-cost care.

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WNYC News

Freelancers Union Outsources Insurance

Friday, December 19, 2014

Some 22,000 members must decide whether to use Freelancers' new partner, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, or shop around for a better Obamacare plan by Saturday's deadline.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Hollywood 'Cowardice,' Alt-Christmas Music, A Journey With Cancer

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Takeaway explores what "The Interview" means for modern cyber warfare, we hear some of the best alternative Christmas songs, and we hear from the women of "Under Her Skin."

WNYC News

NY Outlines New Medical Marijuana Regulations

Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Twenty dispensaries around the statewide will have prices controlled by Albany.

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And The Award For Most Offensive Fundraising Video Goes To ...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

If you're a charity that wants to help the developing world, you really, really, really don't want to win a "Rusty Radiator."

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