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CDC's Chief: Details This Week On Ebola Airport Screening

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Tom Frieden tells NPR's All Things Considered that he's confident new measures to screen airport passengers for the deadly disease will be announced this week.

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Morning Edition

Ebola Protective Suits Are In Short Supply

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The Ebola outbreak created a demand for personal protective equipment. Clinics can go through hundreds of PPE suits a day. Manufacturers increased production but agencies say there's still a shortage.

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Morning Edition

The U.S. Ebola Hospitals In Liberia Are Going Up ... Slowly

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Last month, the U.S. promised to build treatment centers for health care workers and for the general public. Our photo gallery checks in on the progress thus far.

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Morning Edition

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Self-help videos tell women to learn to love their bodies by saying nice things to themselves in the mirror. Can shushing your harshest critic actually rewire the brain?

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The Takeaway

Sen. Schumer: Ebola Screenings Needed Now at U.S. Airports

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Ebola remains a top national security priority, especially for lawmakers like Sen. Chuck Schumer. He's calling for increased measures to fight the disease both at home and abroad.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Religious Freedom, California's Drought, and A Vet's Trip From the Battlefield to the Football Field

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The Takeaway explores a case of religious freedom before the Supreme Court, water regulations and California's drought, and a U.S. veteran's transition to college athlete. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Reboots: Runners; OJ Trial; Schoolbook

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

25 years in 25 days continues with the OJ Simpson trial in 1995, the re-launch of Schoolbook; Bob Herbert on inequality and the benefits of getting fit through running as we age.

Female Heads Of Household (And Hair) Reveal Afghanistan's Drug Use

Monday, October 06, 2014

A new study of drug use in Afghanistan, relying on information from female heads of households and confirmed by lab tests, shows that 1 in 20 Afghans are using prescription or illicit drugs.

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All Things Considered

Even Techies Limit Their Children's Screen Time

Monday, October 06, 2014

Steve Jobs was said to be a low-tech parent, and so are others in the tech industry. That means they're often putting strict limits on family use of the very gadgets and software they're developing.

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All Things Considered

Dallas Ebola Patient Receives Experimental Drug

Monday, October 06, 2014

Brincidofovir has only been tested against Ebola in the lab and has not yet been tested in animals. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its experimental use on an emergency basis.

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All Things Considered

Ebola Patients Remain Hospitalized In Texas, Nebraska

Monday, October 06, 2014

In Dallas, Thomas Eric Duncan remains in critical condition. A cameraman working for NBC in West Africa was also admitted to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

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All Things Considered

White House Makes A Point To Stay Out Front On Ebola

Monday, October 06, 2014

The stakes are higher than usual for the Obama administration, which has been relentlessly buffeted events it can't seem to take charge of.

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All Things Considered

Firestone Did What Governments Have Not: Stopped Ebola In Its Tracks

Monday, October 06, 2014

There's a company town in Liberia with 80,000 residents. Ebola was first detected in March. Firestone's resourceful response has kept the virus from spreading.

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PRI's The World

An Atlanta radio host wants people to stop stigmatizing Africans over Ebola

Monday, October 06, 2014

Hussein Mohamed hosts a radio show called Sagal Radio in Atlanta. His show is aimed at issues relating to the immigrant community from Africa, and he says one of them is the danger that Ebola is making people suspicious of all Africans.

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Why Ebola Patients Are Getting Treatment In Nebraska

Monday, October 06, 2014

The Nebraska Medical Center is the largest of four high-level biocontainment patient care units in the U.S.

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Medical Company May Be Falling Short Of Its Patient Safety Ideals

Monday, October 06, 2014

Masimo Corporation's chief executive is a leading voice in the movement to reduce medical errors, but the Food and Drug Administration says his company isn't properly investigating complaints.

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U.S. Journalist With Ebola Flown To Nebraska For Treatment

Monday, October 06, 2014

Ashoka Mukpo was brought to the U.S. after contracting the disease in Liberia. Another Ebola patient, in Dallas, is said to be "fighting for his life."

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Morning Edition

Authorities Find Man Who Had Contact With Dallas Ebola Patient

Monday, October 06, 2014

Officials are keeping watch on 48 people to see if any of them develop signs of the virus. These are the people who had contact with Thomas Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S.

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WNYC News

In Harlem, Sounds of West Africa Mingle with Rumors about Ebola

Monday, October 06, 2014

Amid calls to curtail incoming travel, natives of West Africa say don't close the doors, just beef up screening.

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Morning Edition

Social Media, The New Weapon In The Battle To Lose Weight

Monday, October 06, 2014

Liz Paul has struggled with her weight for years. A diet group helps, but it only meets once a week. So she has turned to social media for daily feedback and support. Studies find it can help.

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