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The Takeaway

Cool or Creepy? Kings of Tech Offer to Freeze Eggs for Female Workers

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Apple and Facebook will reimburse female employees who want to freeze their eggs. Is this a new perk, or a strategic move for the companies?

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Poll: Majority Of Americans Worried About U.S. Ebola Outbreak

Thursday, October 16, 2014

More than half of Americans polled said they were concerned about an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. within a year. When asked the same question in August, 39 percent of people expressed the same concern.

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WNYC News

Test Indicates Yale-New Haven Patient Does Not Have Ebola

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Officials at the Connecticut hospital say the patient has tested negative for the disease, according to a preliminary notification.

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The Takeaway

Who Has The Power To Stop Ebola?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A senior health director for the International Rescue Committee says there needs to be more international coordination, but West African communities also have the power to end Ebola.

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All Things Considered

Lessons From Ebola School: How To Draw Blood, Wipe Up Vomit

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Think of the routine jobs health workers do in a hospital: Sticking a needle in a patient's arm. Cleaning up vomit. Escorting a patient to a bed. Now imagine doing those tasks for someone with Ebola.

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Morning Edition

Despite Legal Reprieve On Abortion, Some Texas Clinics Remain Closed

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Texas clinics that provide abortion services were surprised by a ruling from the high court this week that allows them to reopen. But the bruising legal battle may have already changed the landscape.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Are Local Hospitals Prepared to Safely Handle Ebola?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nurses and other health-care workers: Do you feel properly trained and prepared to safely handle an Ebola case?  

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Nurse Nina Pham To Be Transferred To NIH For Ebola Treatment

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The first of two nurses who became infected after treating an Ebola patient at a Dallas hospital will be moved to a "high-level containment" facility at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland.

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Morning Edition

Ebola Virus Takes Center Stage In Washington

Thursday, October 16, 2014

President Obama has canceled travel plans. Head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thomas Frieden appears before a congressional panel to answer questions on U.S. Ebola preparedness.

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Radiolab

Getting to the Finish Line: The (Non) Limits of One Woman's Endurance

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

In 1982, Julie Moss entered the 4th annual Ironman competition. And with her body revolting against her, she finished on hands and knees. Listen to her story in Limits, and watch this.
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WNYC News

Newark Airport Begins Ebola Screenings

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Newark Liberty Airport is one of the five airports in the United States to screen incoming passengers for fevers and other possible symptoms of Ebola.

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All Things Considered

Harvard Law Professors Say New Sexual Assault Policy Is One-Sided

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A group of 28 law professors has written an open letter criticizing the university's new sexual assault policy, citing due process concerns and saying it gives victims more rights than the accused.

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How A No-Touch Thermometer Detects A Fever

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Some U.S airports scanning passengers for Ebola are using hand-held infrared thermometers to help detect fever. The devices aren't perfect but do contribute to the safety net, health officials say.

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Schoolbook

City Issues Ebola Memo for Schools

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New York City's Health Department has distributed guidance about the virus to schools and daycare centers.
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All Things Considered

Ebola Seems To Stay Two Steps Ahead Of Government Response

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The White House abruptly cancelled President Obama's campaign trip on Wednesday so he could hold a meeting on the federal response to Ebola.

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All Things Considered

In Dallas, Second Health Care Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the second healthcare worker in Dallas to test positive for Ebola traveled on a commercial airliner the day before she began exhibiting symptoms.

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PRI's The World

Welcome to the 'non-stop, nerve-wracking, temperature-taking, handshake-prohibiting Ebola ride'

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Patrice Juah lives in Monrovia, Liberia where she owns a small boutique. She says she hasn't shaken hands with or hugged friends for several months.

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WNYC News

Domestic Violence Should Not Be Ignored, de Blasio Says

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Domestic violence victims should not have to suffer in silence, the mayor said.

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Ebola Evacuees: Who Are They, Where'd They Go, How'd They Fare?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

They caught the virus. Or had contact with a patient that put them at high risk. And they were flown out of West Africa for treatment — at a cost as high as $200,000 per person.

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All Things Considered

Poll: 40 Percent Of Americans Feel At Risk For Getting Ebola

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Forty percent of Americans say they feel at risk for getting Ebola but most say they are likely to survive if they get prompt treatment, according to a poll by the Harvard School of Public Health.

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