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Calm down — America is officially Ebola-free

Monday, November 10, 2014

The US responded to Ebola quickly, and succeeded in stamping out the small number of known cases. Now that the last Ebola patient in the country has been cleared, one doctor says it's time to refocus on West Africa.

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All Things Considered

Kidney Dialysis Company Expands Into The Hospital Business

Monday, November 10, 2014

DaVita HealthCare partners, a provider of dialysis for kidney patients, says its expertise working with very sick patients can help hospitals expand into wellness and prevention.

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All Things Considered

How 'Double Bucks' For Food Stamps Conquered Capitol Hill

Monday, November 10, 2014

The federal government is putting $100 million behind a simple idea: doubling the value of federal food benefits when people use them to buy fresh produce. This idea started small but became a hit.

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PRI's The World

The US Ebola cases remind Toronto healthcare workers of their SARS outbreak in 2003

Monday, November 10, 2014

In 2003, when SARS broke out in Toronto, many doctors and nurses got sick and died from the disease. “I think we lost control of it in Canada," says one Canadian nurse. "We should learn from that moment and be prepared.”

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California Nurses Say They'll Strike, Without Talking Wages

Monday, November 10, 2014

Wages and benefits are usually the big sticking points in labor negotiations. But so far both sides are focusing on things like Ebola preparedness, separating patient care from economics.

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5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Obamacare

Monday, November 10, 2014

If you buy your own health insurance, it's time to check out the options on the Obamacare exchanges. Enrollment starts Nov. 15.

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WNYC News

Obamacare Saved My Life. Then I Got the Bill.

Monday, November 10, 2014

For people with expensive, chronic conditions, ACA enrollment often comes with unexpected sticker shock. 

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WNYC News

New Jersey's Obamacare Limbo

Monday, November 10, 2014

Tens of thousands of Newark’s poor have applied for Medicaid since the ACA launched a year ago. Now if only someone would approve their applications.

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Morning Edition

Ebola Today Could Mean Illiteracy Tomorrow In West Africa

Monday, November 10, 2014

Millions of children aren't going to school because of Ebola. The fear is that some kids will never return to class. For others, the time off means putting their career dreams on hold.

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Morning Edition

Combining The DNA Of Three People Raises Ethical Questions

Monday, November 10, 2014

Scientists in England are ready to do something that's never been done before — combine the DNA of two women and one man to create embryos that don't carry hereditary mitochondrial disorders.

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Maine Nurse To Move Out Of State Following Ebola Quarantine Row

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Kaci Hickox, who was quarantined after arriving home from caring for Ebola patients in West Africa, plans to leave this week with her boyfriend but hasn't said where they will go.

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Reggae Vibe, Ebola Message: African Superstars Try To Go Viral

Sunday, November 09, 2014

They're some of the most popular musicians in West Africa, joining voices to sing (mainly in French but also in some local languages) about defeating an "invisible enemy."

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All Things Considered

Obese Women Make Less Money, Work More Physically Demanding Jobs

Saturday, November 08, 2014

A 65 percent increase in a woman's weight is associated with a 9-percent drop in earnings. A recent study investigated what's behind that "obesity penalty," and why it hits women harder than men.

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All Things Considered

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear New Health Law Challenge

Friday, November 07, 2014

Health care experts say an adverse ruling would be catastrophic for the health insurance program that the president has fought so hard to enact and preserve.

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Transgender Men Who Become Pregnant Face Social, Health Challenges

Friday, November 07, 2014

Getting prenatal care can be a struggle, transgender men report in what may be the first study of its kind. And their feelings on once again appearing more female varied greatly.

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In Surprise Move, Supreme Court Takes On Fate Of Obamacare Again

Friday, November 07, 2014

Is it legal for a state-sponsored health exchange to provide subsidies that help people pay insurance premiums? That's the point in question, and one that's still being considered by an appeals court.

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Can A Smell-Emitting Fork Alter How We Savor Flavor?

Friday, November 07, 2014

Flavor is a combination of taste and aroma. So can a scent-emitting fork trick our brains into thinking we're tasting something, when we're only just smelling it? The Salt team tests it out.

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Electronic Medical Records, Built For Efficiency, Often Backfire

Friday, November 07, 2014

Computerized prescription orders are one real advantage. Clicking checkboxes on screen after screen not so much.

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PRI's The World

African farmers are saving their cows with some antelope cologne

Friday, November 07, 2014

Millions of cows die each year from a disease called nagana, which is carried by tsetse flies. But waterbucks, a kind of antelope, manage to keep the flies away thanks to their smell. So scientists are harnessing the scent to protect cows, and hope to do the same for people soon.

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PRI's The World

Why Canadian women are travelling to Maine to get abortions

Friday, November 07, 2014

New Brunswick's only privately-funded abortion clinic closed its door in July. Now more and more women are driving across the border to Maine to terminate their pregnancies, despite the time and costs involved.

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