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WNYC News

Revolving Doors for Patients Spin Fastest at NJ, CT and NY Hospitals

Thursday, October 02, 2014

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More of them are getting Medicare penalties than almost any place else in the nation.

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WNYC News

SUNY Officials to Address Campus Sexual Assault

Thursday, October 02, 2014

On the heels of California, which just passed a so-called “affirmative consent” law, the board of the SUNY voted Thursday to establish a common definition for sexual consent.

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All Things Considered

Liberian-Americans Feel Effect Of Ebola From Abroad

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Rachel Martin talks to Bishop Nathan Kortu, who serves a Liberian congregation in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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All Things Considered

Health Officials Watch Those Who Had Contact With Dallas Ebola Patient

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Health officials in Texas say they will be looking at up to 100 people who may have come in contact with the Dallas Ebola patient or people close to him.

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PRI's The World

Liberia's top doctor quarantines herself to set an example in her Ebola-ridden country

Thursday, October 02, 2014

After the death of one her assistants, Liberian Chief Medical Officer Berenice Dahn decided to start a 21-day quarantine. It's the same measure that her department recommends for anyone who's exposed to the virus, and she's hoping it will encourage others to pay attention.

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All Things Considered

Dallas Schools Try Calm Parents Nervous About Ebola

Thursday, October 02, 2014

In Dallas, school officials are working to keep students and parents calm. There have been some reports of children being kept home due to Ebola fears, but largely parents and students are taking the news in stride.

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All Things Considered

Abortion In India Is Legal Yet Women Are Still Dying

Thursday, October 02, 2014

A poor woman in India has many bad choices when it comes to abortion: a do-it-yourself home treatment, an unqualified midwife, a quack medicine man. Seteng Horo was fortunate to find a safer option.

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WNYC News

Actors Fake Ebola Symptoms to Test City Hospitals

Thursday, October 02, 2014

ER teams — including supervisors — have no idea who they are or when they're going to show up with deceptively mild "symptoms."

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A Mini-Stroke Called A TIA Can Spark Post-Traumatic Stress

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Having a full-blown stroke can cause post-traumatic stress disorder, and that's also true for tiny strokes called TIAs, a study finds. Worry over future stroke risk may be a factor.

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Medicare Fines Record Number Of Hospitals For Excessive Readmissions

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Fewer Medicare patients are returning to hospitals within a month of discharge. But half the hospitals in 29 states and the District of Columbia will be penalized for failing to do a better job.

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Science Friday

Community Labs Practice Do-It-Yourself Biology

Thursday, October 02, 2014

In DIY biology labs across the country, citizen scientists take the tools of synthetic biology into their own hands.

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Science Friday

Catching a Glimpse of an Eclipse

Thursday, October 02, 2014

This month, North America will be under the skies of a full lunar eclipse on October 8 and a partial solar eclipse on October 23.

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Science Friday

A Whiff of What’s to Come: What Sense of Smell Says About Health

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Older adults’ sense of smell might be a strong indicator of their risk of mortality within a five-year span.

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Science Friday

Dance and Physics Collide in ‘Quantum’

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Choreographer Gilles Jobin took inspiration from the movements of physics for his piece Quantum.

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Science Friday

Mining the Internet for Clues to Chinese Censorship

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Protests continue in Hong Kong, but only glimpses of the activity make it into mainland China due to censorship.

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Science Friday

Do Chimps Have Culture?

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Researchers say a real-world case of “monkey see, monkey do” might model the origins of human culture.

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A Glimmer Of Hope: Nigeria May Have Beaten Ebola

Thursday, October 02, 2014

In the midst of worldwide panic over Ebola, Africa's most populous nation has started to celebrate. Nigeria's outbreak began in July, and now the country is on the verge of victory.

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Liberia, U.S. Hospital Both Say Ebola Patient Lied About Exposure

Thursday, October 02, 2014

African officials say they will prosecute Thomas Eric Duncan for failing to disclose at the airport his contact with an Ebola patient — a fact the hospital treating him said also was hidden from them.

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PRI's The World

Ebola forges a bond between a young boy and the psychologist who helped him

Thursday, October 02, 2014

With every disease, physical and mental trauma go hand in hand. Ane Bjøru Fjeldsæter, a Norwegian psychologist with Doctors Without Borders, helped treat the latter during her time in Ebola treatment centers in West Africa. That's where she struck up a friendship with Patrick, a 6-year-old patient.

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Live at 12:30 PM (ET): What's Next With The Ebola Disaster?

Thursday, October 02, 2014

How did a single case of Ebola in Guinea turn into a crisis that has now reached the United States? Four experts join NPR in a webcast to talk about how this happened — and how to stop further spread.

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