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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why We Make Health Care Mistakes – And How to Avoid Them

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

 There's a sea of medical information out there. The New York Times' Gina Kolata advises us on how to wade through it and get the best care from our doctors.

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The Longest Shortest Time

Pediatricians, They're Just Like Us

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Think pediatricians have it all figured out when it comes to parenting? You're wrong.

PRI's The World

What if there were a 'black box' in every hospital operating room?

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A Canadian doctor wants to record everything that happens when a patient goes under the knife.He says that an operating room 'black box' would save lives.

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PRI's The World

A photographer gets up close with the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

Monday, September 01, 2014

An ongoing outbreak of Ebola is hitting rural areas of eastern Sierra Leone hard. Traditional burial practices are suspended, schools are closed and fear is a constant. Here's how the outbreak looks through the camera of photojournalist Pete Muller.

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PRI's The World

Liberia's hottest hip-hop station has all the latest Ebola music and news

Monday, September 01, 2014

One of Liberia's most popular hip-hop stations is taking its young audience and the Ebola crisis seriously. Hott FM is quickly becoming Monrovia's best source for 24/7 Ebola coverage — through both news updates and the hottest songs. Have a listen.

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PRI's The World

Doctors in Ethiopia are looking past their religious beliefs on abortions to save lives

Monday, September 01, 2014

While contrary to Ethiopia's conservative religious ideals, a new law there makes access to abortions easier and has been one way the government has tried to save women’s lives. Before the law, a third of all maternal deaths in the country were from botched abortions.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tales from a Trauma Surgeon: From War Zones to Inner City America, to Saving the Life of Gabby Giffords

Monday, September 01, 2014

The doctor credited with saving Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ life in 2011 talks about working as a surgeon in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as in inner-city LA and Washington, DC.

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Science Friday

Experimental Therapy Saves Monkeys From Deadly Dose of Ebola

Friday, August 29, 2014

ZMapp, the cocktail of antibodies used to treat two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus, spared 18 severely ill monkeys from death.

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Science Friday

Unraveling the Mysteries of Black Holes

Thursday, August 28, 2014

High energy x-rays provide a rare glimpse into the behavior of black holes.

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Science Friday

Science in the Writers’ Room

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hollywood T.V. and film writers explain how they balance scientific accuracy and storytelling.

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Science Friday

Electric Bacteria Form Nanowires, Shoot Out Electrons

Thursday, August 28, 2014

USC's Moh El-Naggar says engineers hope to harness bacterial energy using fuel cells.

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Science Friday

Less Flashy Fossils Offer Paleoclimate Clues

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Uncharismatic microfauna, such as insects and mollusks, are giving scientists at La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles a glimpse of the city's cool, humid past.

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Science Friday

From the Lab to the Silver Screen: The Birth of CGI

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Animator Tom Sito explains how scientists and engineers kickstarted Hollywood’s digital animation revolution.

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Science Friday

Science in the Writers’ Room

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hollywood T.V. and film writers explain how they balance scientific accuracy and storytelling.

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Science Friday

Science in the Writers’ Room

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hollywood T.V. and film writers explain how they balance scientific accuracy and storytelling.

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Science Friday

Making Hollywood’s Digital Doubles

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Now that Hollywood’s visual effects wizards can create convincing “digital actors,” will we still need the real thing?

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Science Friday

Making Hollywood’s Digital Doubles

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Now that Hollywood’s visual effects wizards can create convincing “digital actors,” will we still need the real thing?

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PRI's The World

Concussions in soccer are a real thing. So why not change the substitution rule?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Soccer's governing body FIFA is being sued in California over the sport's handling of concussions. One key to the debate over concussions in soccer is whether FIFA will change its rigid substitution rules at the top professional and international levels.

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The Takeaway

War Against Ebola Rages On in Liberia

Friday, August 22, 2014

When it comes to the war being waged against Ebola, women are on the front lines. According to the Liberian Ministry of Health, 75 percent of Ebola victims in Liberia are women.

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PRI's The World

Two infected Americans are now Ebola-free, but doctors aren't sure why

Friday, August 22, 2014

Two Americans who contracted Ebola in West Africa have been given a clean bill of health. It's one positive story that has come out of the West African Ebola outbreak, but what role did the experimental drug ZMapp, whose availability has sparked controversy, have on their recovery?

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