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Volunteer Recap: Why Wearing The Right Shoes In Rio Matters

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

When medical student Robert Snyder visited Rio de Janeiro last summer to do volunteer work, he learned the hard way that Birkenstock clogs are not a wise footwear choice.

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More Insurers Put Spending Limits On Medical Treatments

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

To contain costs, some plans are capping how much they will pay for certain routine procedures, such as knee replacements. Patients can be on the hook for anything over the limit.

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WNYC News

Yonkers Student Diagnosed With Enterovirus D68

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Cedar Place Elementary School child has been infected with the virus that killed a New Jersey pre-schooler earlier this month.

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Morning Edition

After Quarantine, Ebola-Free Dallas Residents Face New Challenges

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In Dallas, the first round of people that came into contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are free from quarantine and trying to get back to their daily lives. But the ordeal has taken a logistical and emotional toll.

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When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola

Monday, October 20, 2014

Galveston, Texas, officials meant well when they tested a passenger while she was still at sea. But some say airlifting a blood sample in a Coast Guard helicopter was needlessly alarming.

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WNYC News

Can Sewage Spread Ebola? And Other City Worker Questions

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hospital workers and paramedics have been getting information about Ebola. Sanitation workers and other city employees want answers, too.

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PRI's The World

How Liberians confronting Ebola manage to keep calm while Americans panic

Monday, October 20, 2014

New York Times Pentagon correspondent Helene Cooper was born in Liberia. She admits when she recently returned to West Africa to report on Ebola, she was scared. But Cooper says she found Liberians confronting the outbreak with an impressive calm.

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PRI's The World

Facebook can learn from Israel when it comes to freezing women's eggs

Monday, October 20, 2014

Facebook and Apple made headlines by announcing they would include egg-freezing as a benefit for female employees. But in Israel, reproductive technologies like egg-freezing and In Vitro Fertilization are encouraged and even sponsored by the state healthcare system.

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Parkinson's Drugs Can Be A Gateway To Sin

Monday, October 20, 2014

Researchers call for stronger safety warnings on drugs called dopamine agonists because they can trigger self-destructive, obsessional behavior in some people.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Outsmarting Ebola

Monday, October 20, 2014

Richard Preston, author of the 1994 best-seller “The Hot Zone,” about the origins of Ebola, clears up some misconceptions about the current outbreak.

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All Things Considered

CDC Releasing New Guidelines For Health Workers Treating Ebola

Monday, October 20, 2014

The CDC is issuing new guidelines for how hospital workers should protect themselves from Ebola. The revised guidelines come after the virus spread from a Liberian traveler to two nurses in Texas.

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All Things Considered

Quarantine Ending For 43 People In Contact With U.S. Ebola Victim

Monday, October 20, 2014

Host Audie Cornish speaks to NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce about the end of the 21-day monitoring period for the 43 people who had come into contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan.

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All Things Considered

Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Finds Support From Vietnamese-American Community

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Vietnamese-American community is rallying behind Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola while treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan.

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Eye Phone? Your Next Eye Exam Might Be Done With Your Phone

Monday, October 20, 2014

Doctors need to look at the eyes to diagnose disease, but the machines they use are big and expensive. An iPhone or tablet may do as well, scientists say, bringing eye care to the underserved.

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Plane Of Good Samaritans: Why Fly To (And From) West Africa

Monday, October 20, 2014

On the plane to Monrovia, our NPR correspondent saw the best of human nature in the passengers on board. Almost all of them were headed to Liberia to lend a helping hand.

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Latest Developments In The Ebola Story

Monday, October 20, 2014

The family of the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with the deadly disease ends a 21-day observation period with no symptoms. Meanwhile, the WHO declared Nigeria Ebola-free.

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Morning Edition

Ebola In Church: A Reverend's Quarantine Spreads The Word

Monday, October 20, 2014

There's one place in Monrovia where people continue to gather together despite the threat of Ebola: Sunday church service. One reverend knows firsthand how the smallest mistake can be deadly.

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Morning Edition

Halting Schizophrenia Before It Starts

Monday, October 20, 2014

Schizophrenia typically starts in the late teens or early 20s. But if you could stop that first psychotic break, could you stop the mental illness in its tracks? Some doctors think so.

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Morning Edition

Nigeria Joins Senegal In Gaining 'Ebola-Free' Status

Monday, October 20, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about how Nigeria and Senegal were able to rid their countries of Ebola, despite the ongoing outbreak in West Africa.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Now Open to Travel Ban on Ebola-Ravaged Countries

Sunday, October 19, 2014

It's a departure from his previous stance on the issue.

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