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The Takeaway

Ebola Spreads in U.S.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A second healthcare worker in Texas has been diagnosed with the disease, and the World Health Organization predicts that there will be 10,000 new Ebola patients per week by December. 

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CDC: Second Dallas Nurse 'Should Not Have Traveled'

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Amber Vinson, who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Dallas hospital and has tested positive for Ebola, was on a commercial flight from Cleveland to Dallas a day before reporting symptoms.

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Morning Edition

CDC To Act Faster When A U.S. Hospital Gets An Ebola Patient

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The CDC is putting more resources into helping hospitals prepare and handle Ebola patients. This, after a nurse treating Ebola patient Thomas Duncan in Dallas became infected with the virus.

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Morning Edition

Should You Stock Up On Chocolate Bars Because Of Ebola?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The virus has already caused one spike in chocolate prices, because cocoa is grown in countries that border Ebola-stricken Liberia and Guinea. Prices went back down — for the moment.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Livable Cities

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rob Astorino; a year of Obamacare in NJ; transformative ideas for livable cities; how climate change will affect how we’ll be living in 2050; and 25 years in 25 days continues with 9/11.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Obamacare Checkup in NJ: One Year In

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

At last night's NJPAC event in Newark, the impact of the Affordable Care Act in New Jersey was discussed. One year into the Affordable Care Act, Kai Wright recaps the event.

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All Things Considered

Study Finds Human Stem Cells May Help To Treat Patients

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

For the first time, scientists are reporting that human embryonic stem cells may be helping treat patients — in one instance, the cells seem to been enabling some blind people to see better.

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Morning Edition

Embryonic Stem Cells Restore Vision In Preliminary Human Test

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cells derived from embryos appear to have improved vision in more than half of the 18 patients who had become legally blind because of two progressive, currently incurable eye diseases.

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All Things Considered

Ebola Volunteers Are Needed — But Signing On Isn't Easy

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Doctors and nurses are desperately needed to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. They're finally starting to volunteer in larger numbers, but getting them deployed is a slow, complicated process.

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All Things Considered

California Ballot Measure Pits Doctors Against Lawyers

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Proposition 46 tackles painkiller abuse, malpractice caps and mandatory drug and alcohol testing of doctors. Backers say the law would enhance patient safety, but doctors say the cost is too high.

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Live Airport Tweets: An NPR Producer's Irregular Ebola Screenings

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Airports around the world have begun screening passengers arriving from West Africa for signs of Ebola. But as producer Rebecca Hersher live-tweets, not all of the exams are as strict as promised.

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Nurses Want To Know How Safe Is Safe Enough With Ebola

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

It's not clear how Dallas nurse Nina Pham became infected with Ebola virus while working in the intensive care unit. Nurses at many hospitals say they haven't had enough training to deal with Ebola.

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All Things Considered

Back On Its Feet, A Liberian Hospital Aims To Keep Ebola Out

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

JFK hospital shut down when several doctors died of Ebola. Now it's open again. And the staff is taking rigorous measures to make sure the virus doesn't make its way past the front gate.

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All Things Considered

Can Changing How You Sound Help You Find Your Voice?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Women's voices are often criticized, especially at work. We're called "shrill," told we "lack authority." Here's the story of two women who changed their voices in a quest to be heard.

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Bike Like A Pro Athlete, Eat Like A Pig

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

When a friend and I rode bicycles 738 miles up the spine of Texas, we were burning up to 5,500 calories a day. So we got to eat the way a calorie-counting cubicle dweller can only dream of.

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The Takeaway

Ebola Protocols: Sensible or Fear-Mongering?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

One doctor argues that when it comes to the Ebola virus in the United States, our hyper-vigilance is producing more fear-mongering among the public than needed.

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The Takeaway

Parents Can Now Choose to Have a Child Without Alzheimer's

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Under a new procedure, doctors can prevent a woman with a family history of early onset Alzheimer's from passing on to her child any chromosomes that carry the disease.

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Health Premiums And Costs Set To Rise For Workers Covered At Work

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

As many companies provide employees with their coverage details this fall, premiums are expected to increase modestly. Surcharges for spousal coverage and health savings accounts are also on the rise.

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Forget Facebook, Abandon Instagram, Move To A Village

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

People who live in a traditional village — that means a community of about 150 people — are far better off than the rest of us. The author of a new book explains "the village effect."

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Morning Edition

Panic In The Parking Lot: A Hospital Sees Its First Ebola Case

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

It was June. Joshua Mugele, an American ER doc, was working at a Liberian hospital when the first Ebola patient came in. No one was prepared. Yet the terrified staff took great risks to treat the man.

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