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Brain Training May Help Calm The Storms Of Schizophrenia

Monday, November 03, 2014

Drugs can tamp down the hallucinations and delusions associated with schizophrenia, but at a cost. A newer approach to treatment aims to teach people to tune out the distractions instead.

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All Things Considered

A Doctor Shares Lessons Learned From Treating Ebola In America

Sunday, November 02, 2014

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Dr. Philip Smith, medical director of the Biocontainment Unit at Nebraska Medical Center, about what they've learned from treating Ebola patients in American hospitals.

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When A Loved One Has Ebola, How Can You Reach Out Without Touching?

Sunday, November 02, 2014

A hug, a back rub, holding hands — all these shows of compassion are dangerous when the patient has Ebola. Is there any way to make up for the loss of the ability to touch?

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Women Increasingly Pick Brains Over Looks In Choosing Egg Donors

Sunday, November 02, 2014

As using egg donors becomes more common, women are more likely to choose donors based on smarts and athletic skill rather than trying to have a child who will look like just them.

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All Things Considered

As Epidemic In Liberia Slows, Burying Bodies Remains A Challenge

Saturday, November 01, 2014

The aid group Global Communities, which has been organizing safe burial teams for the bodies of Ebola victims in Liberia, says it has seen the number of deaths flatten off.

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She Lost Her Fiance To Ebola But Found A New Mission

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Decontee Davis survived Ebola, but her fiance died of the virus. Now she is working with children whose parents have had the disease — and spreading the word that early treatment is critical.

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Ebola Design Challenge Says Yes To The Wedding Dress Designer

Saturday, November 01, 2014

There were engineers. And virologists. And one wedding dress designer. Together, they're trying to devise a better design for protective gear worn by health workers in the Ebola ward.

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All Things Considered

Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify

Friday, October 31, 2014

North Carolina forcibly sterilized thousands of people between 1929 and 1976. The state has begun compensating victims, but some who were sterilized may never receive restitution from the fund.

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All Things Considered

U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Sees Signs Of Hope In West Africa

Friday, October 31, 2014

After a four-day visit to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, she reports progress — along with the need for continued support.

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All Things Considered

How Liberia Is Starting To Beat Ebola, With Fingers Crossed

Friday, October 31, 2014

There's potentially some good news about Ebola: While cases are still rising in Sierra Leone, the outbreak shows signs of slowing in Liberia. Communities are banding together to get Ebola out.

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All Things Considered

Maine Judge Rejects Nurse's Quarantine Order

Friday, October 31, 2014

A judge in Maine has denied the state's request to keep nurse Kaci Hickox in quarantine. Hickox returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa just over a week ago. Maine's governor sought to keep her confined to her home.

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A Field Of Medicine That Wants To Know Where You Live

Friday, October 31, 2014

Where do you live? Health specialists think that simple question could make a difference in how doctors prevent and treat diseases for individuals. That's expanding its storied role in public health.

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Why Is North Korea Freaked Out About The Threat Of Ebola?

Friday, October 31, 2014

Fear of the virus has prompted Pyongyang to ban tourism and quarantine all foreigners. It's a curious stance since the Hermit Kingdom has plenty of more pressing health woes.

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The Takeaway

Biking & Ebola: Nurse Starts National Debate

Friday, October 31, 2014

There's likely to be a legal fight about nurse Kaci Hickox's choice to emerge from quarantine for a bike ride in Maine. But was her decision unethical?

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The Takeaway

Experiencing Breast Cancer From a Distance

Friday, October 31, 2014

The friends and family members of the women of "Under Her Skin" share what it's been like to watch their loved ones battle breast cancer.

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Seeing Red During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Friday, October 31, 2014

Decades of effort to raise awareness of breast cancer hasn't helped to reduce the death toll once it spreads. One woman living with metastatic breast cancer says it's way past time for a change.

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Why My Grandma Never Had A Pap Smear

Friday, October 31, 2014

Women in the developing world may never be tested for cervical cancer. Clinics are far away, cultural biases may keep them away. Now an inexpensive test lets them do it themselves.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The History of Medical Quarantines, and What That Could Mean For Americans Today

Friday, October 31, 2014

On this week's Please Explain, we are talking about the history of and medical and legal guidelines for quarantines.

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Maine Judge Rejects State's Bid To Restrict Nurse's Movements

Friday, October 31, 2014

The request by state officials would have compelled Kaci Hickox, who shows no symptoms of Ebola, to isolate herself until Nov. 10.

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Morning Edition

Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

Friday, October 31, 2014

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.

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