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An Ebola Clinic Figures Out A Way To Start Beating The Odds

Friday, November 21, 2014

Staff members at a clinic in Sierra Leone were told to minimize treatments and expect few survivors. But they refused to follow that plan and came up with a safe way to boost the survival rate.

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All Things Considered

Georgia's 'Coverage Gap' Leaves Many Uninsured

Friday, November 21, 2014

The state did not expand Medicaid so many of their target audience — African-Americans and Latinos — may make too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little to get subsidies.

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To Stay Energy Efficient As You Age, Keep On Running

Friday, November 21, 2014

People in their 60s who run for exercise use energy as efficiently as much younger people. That wasn't true for older people who walked instead.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Gay Talese; Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee; Anne Lamott

Friday, November 21, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Gay Talese on the Verrazano's 50th; Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee; and author Anne Lamott.
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In The Hospital, There's No Such Thing As A Lesbian Knee

Friday, November 21, 2014

People in the LGBT community often have a hard time getting appropriate health care. But the problems aren't unique to them. Doesn't everyone want to have a doctor call them by their preferred name?

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The 2 Things That Rarely Happen After A Medical Mistake

Friday, November 21, 2014

When patients are harmed by a medical error, they rarely are told about it or given an apology, according to a study based on ProPublica's Patient Harm Questionnaire.

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TED Radio Hour

Why Do We Undervalue Introverts?

Friday, November 21, 2014

In a culture where being social and outgoing are celebrated, it can be difficult to be an introvert. Susan Cain argues introverts bring extraordinary talents to the world, and should be celebrated.

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Morning Edition

Blind From Birth, But Able To Use Sound To 'See' Faces

Friday, November 21, 2014

The area of the brain that recognizes faces can use sound instead of sight. That recent discovery suggests facial recognition is so important to humans that it's part of our most basic wiring.

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All Things Considered

Moderate Drinker Or Alcoholic? Many Americans Fall In Between

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that 1 in 3 adults drinks excessively. That means eight or more drinks per week for women, and 15 or more drinks a week for men.

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The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nearly a third of us are overweight, and some of the worst rates of obesity are in the developing world. All this corpulence takes a huge economic toll.

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WNYC News

NYC To Invest $25M in Hunts Point Facility

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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The funds will pay for energy backup and better quality electric generators at the Hunts Point food distribution center.

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Debate: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Several states allow doctors, in certain circumstances, to help terminally ill people end their lives. The emotionally charged issue is at the center of the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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White House Acknowledges Over-Counting Obamacare Signups

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The administration said some people who had dental plans separate from their health care coverage were mistakenly counted twice. The GOP says it was a deliberate attempt to inflate the numbers.

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What Diabetes Costs You, Even If You Don't Have The Disease

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Diabetes costs the United States $322 billion a year, or $1,000 for each American. That's 48 percent more than it was just five years ago.

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Science Friday

Food Failures: The Science of Sides

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Find out how to avoid Turkey Day trip-ups in the latest episode of our “Food Failures” series.

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Science Friday

Ghosts of Early Language May Linger in the Brain

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Chinese adoptees living in Canada, who now speak only French, still process Chinese sounds as native speakers do, even if they have no conscious recall of word meaning.

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Science Friday

Would You Trust a Robot to Schedule Your Life?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Given access to your Google calendar, a personal assistant named Amy will happily schedule all your appointments. The catch? She's a machine—a digital personal assistant.

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Science Friday

Into the Wormhole: The Science of 'Interstellar'

Thursday, November 20, 2014

It’s a sci-fi epic set among black holes, wormholes, and tesseracts. But director Christopher Nolan and physicist Kip Thorne say Interstellar doesn’t break the laws of physics.

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Science Friday

Meet The Brain Scoop’s Emily Graslie

Thursday, November 20, 2014

YouTube science star Emily Graslie takes viewers behind the scenes of natural history museums with “The Brain Scoop.”

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Science Friday

‘Hot’ for Turkey

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Female wild turkeys parse the courtship performances of males to determine their genetic potential.

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