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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Alan Cumming, Dying Better & MAD Magazine!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Our three favorite segments from the week!
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PRI's The World

America's ambassador in Liberia says progress must be quicker on Ebola

Friday, October 10, 2014

With the American military presence in West Africa starting to ramp up, the US ambassador in Monrovia says all of the elements are in place to start containing the outbreak — but action needs to come faster to really make a difference.

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Sloppy Splinting Can Make A Child's Broken Arm Much Worse

Friday, October 10, 2014

A pediatrician who specializes in fixing broken bones in kids and teens says about 90 percent of the fractures he treats have been splinted improperly in a community ER or urgent care center first.

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32 Myths About The Flu Vaccine You Don't Need To Fear

Friday, October 10, 2014

Vaccination isn't a perfect defense against flu. But vaccines remain the most reliable way to reduce the risk from an illness that causes thousands of deaths in the U.S. during a typical flu season.

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The Takeaway

Courage in The Face of Cancer

Friday, October 10, 2014

Anita is one of the three women we're following in our series "Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer." At 55, she's a portrait of a woman who knows herself inside and out.

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Breaking The Chains That Bind The Mentally Ill

Friday, October 10, 2014

In low-income countries, a person with schizophrenia might be chained to a tree or to a hospital bed. On World Mental Health Day, WHO is urging an end such practices.

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Morning Edition

101st Airborne Switches Gears; Prepares To Fight Ebola

Friday, October 10, 2014

The 101st Airborne leaves for Liberia over the next few weeks to help battle the Ebola outbreak. Soldiers say in some ways, the Ebola virus is a more intimidating enemy than insurgents.

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Morning Edition

Visitors Question Dallas Plans After Ebola Patient Dies

Friday, October 10, 2014

Public health officials in Dallas say the risk of acquiring the Ebola virus is small for most people but that message isn't reaching everyone. Some have canceled travel plans to the city.

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Morning Edition

When Holding An Orphaned Baby Can Mean Contracting Ebola

Friday, October 10, 2014

Anne Purfield and Michelle Dynes, epidemiologists at the CDC, recently spent several weeks in Sierra Leone. The Ebola epidemic, they explain, has taken a heavy toll on local health care workers.

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WNYC News

Amid Ebola Spotlight, Liberian New Yorkers Hang On

Friday, October 10, 2014

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As media floods African communities in the United States, New York's Little Liberia tries to stay optimistic.

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On The Media

A Liberian Journalist on Ebola

Friday, October 10, 2014

Liberian journalist and editor Rodney Sieh on covering the story that could cost you your life.     

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Money Talking

What a Difference a Year Makes: Obamacare Turns One

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Affordable Care Act recovered from its bumpy roll-out, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions.  

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Ebola: Does The Risk Justify The Intensity Of Coverage?

Thursday, October 09, 2014

A series of developments over the past 24 hours have made one Ebola case feel like an epidemic. But the truth is the risk of Ebola spreading in the United States is the same it's been for months.

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All Things Considered

In Collecting And Cremating Ebola Victims, A Grim Public Service

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Robert Siegel talks to Stephen Rowden, a volunteer with Doctors Without Borders who was in Liberia. For a month, Rowden was in charge of removing and cremating the bodies of Ebola victims.

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All Things Considered

Three Forlorn Presidents Bring Ebola Wish List To The World Bank

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The leaders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone pleaded for help at the annual World Bank-IMF meeting: "This slower-than-the-virus response needs to change."

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Gangs Can't Stop Colombia's Butterflies From Rescuing Women In Need

Thursday, October 09, 2014

By bus, by bike and by foot, they come to the aid of abused and displaced women in Colombia. And they've just won a $100,000 humanitarian prize for their efforts.

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All Things Considered

As TV Viewers Get Older, Drug Ads Take A Terrifying Turn

Thursday, October 09, 2014

With each passing day, fewer young people watch traditional television. As they turn to digital devices and other on-demand modes of getting entertainment, older Americans remain the dependable demographic for television. And that means older people are treated to a litany of drug ads, filled with lists of horrifying side effects.

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All Things Considered

In U.S., Ebola Turns From A Public Health Issue To A Political One

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Conservative critics of the Obama administration are linking Ebola to border security and a broader mistrust of the president. Some accuse liberals of letting the disease into the U.S. intentionally.

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Science Friday

Taking the Temperature of Rising Seas

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Researchers are trying to better understand ocean water temperatures, which is an important factor in rising sea levels.

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Science Friday

Atul Gawande: On Being Mortal

Thursday, October 09, 2014

In his book Being Mortal, surgeon Atul Gawande argues that more medicine may not be better medicine in end-of-life care.

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