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Injured Nurses

Hospital To Nurses: Your Injuries Are Not Our Problem

Feb 18, 2015
When Terry Cawthorn severely injured her back on the job, Mission Hospital refused to take responsibility — an attitude toward nurses that NPR found in hospitals across the U.S.
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Your Money

Despite Recovery, Many Find Home Loans Still Hard To Get

Feb 17, 2015
The housing market and the economy are both well on their way back from the Great Recession. But housing advocates say banks, stung by the housing crisis and its fallout, remain reluctant to lend.
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Shots - Health News

Female Libido Pill Fires Up Debate About Women And Sex

Feb 16, 2015
Is the FDA being sexist or appropriately cautious in requiring stringent evidence that the latest pill works and is safe? Women's advocacy groups aren't sure.
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All Tech Considered

This Valentine's Day, I'm Loving The Boyfriend I Built For Myself

Feb 13, 2015
Single and tired of being asked if you're dating? A new service offers the appearance of having a significant other who texts you and even leaves voice mails. NPR's Jasmine Garsd gave it a try.
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Cities Project

With Porches And Parks, A Texas Community Aims For Urban Utopia

Feb 12, 2015
Austin's Mueller neighborhood is a new-urbanist dream, designed to be convivial, walkable and energy-efficient. Every house has a porch or stoop, and all the cars are hidden away.
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Injured Nurses

Even 'Proper' Technique Exposes Nurses' Spines To Dangerous Forces

Feb 11, 2015
What exactly is happening to nurses' backs when they move and lift patients? NPR's Daniel Zwerdling teamed with scientists for a high-tech look inside his own back as he tried the same maneuvers.
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Shots - Health News

Schools Not Keeping Track When Kids Are Behind On Their Shots

Feb 11, 2015
California lets kindergartners start school as long as they've had the first dose of all required vaccines. But some schools aren't tracking whether such kids end up getting all the doses they need.
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Shots - Health News

Son's Rare Cancer Leads Family On Quest For Cure

Feb 09, 2015
When a child falls ill with cancer, many of the drugs that might help are either experimental or unapproved for use in kids.
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Around the Nation

To End Solitary Confinement, Rikers Steps Out Of The Box

Feb 08, 2015
With a single move, Rikers Island prison has taken the lead on prison reform on one issue: It banned the use of solitary confinement for inmates under 21 years old.
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Shots - Health News

Being With People Like You Offers Comfort Against Death's Chill

Feb 06, 2015
Iggy Ignatius bet that immigrants from India would long to live with other Indians in his Florida condos. He was right. Psychologists say intimations of mortality make us want to be with our own kind.
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All Tech Considered

Anthem Hack Renews Calls For Laws To Better Prevent Breaches

Feb 05, 2015
Hackers gained access to records of 80 million Anthem customers and employees, the health insurance giant says. But how can the seemingly endless mega-hacks be prevented?
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Shots - Health News

After Alzheimer's Diagnosis, 'The Stripping Away Of My Identity'

Feb 04, 2015
Greg O'Brien talks about how his life has changed in the five years since he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. "More and more I don't recognize people," he says.
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U.S.

Nebraska Says Colorado Pot Isn't Staying Across The Border

Feb 03, 2015
Law enforcement in Nebraska towns near the Colorado border are reporting a jump in pot-related offenses. Legalization next door, they say, is creating burdensome consequences they never asked for.
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All Tech Considered

'Maker Space' Allows Kids To Innovate, Learn In The Hospital

Feb 03, 2015
At a children's hospital in Nashville, Tenn., a mobile maker space allows patients to share materials and tools to build new things, while also teaching them about math and science.
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Shots - Health News

Family Struggles With Father's Wish To Die

Feb 02, 2015
Robert Schwimmer was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013 and wants to hasten death if he finds himself in agonizing pain. His family stands ready to help, but have legal and spiritual concerns.
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All Tech Considered

Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

Feb 02, 2015
A corner of the video game industry is covering the news through immersive experiences. One game transports players into the middle of the Syrian civil war.
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NPR Ed

The True Costs Of Community College

Jan 30, 2015
President Obama has proposed making tuition at community colleges free. But Youth Radio reporter Tylyn Hardamon found that paying for school is just one of many challenges facing today's students.
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Environment

Southern California's Water Supply Threatened By Next Major Quake

Jan 27, 2015
As if the drought weren't bad enough, four of the area's aqueducts sit on the San Andreas Fault. Engineers are working to protect the water system against the next major earthquake.
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Shots - Health News

'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You've Got Alzheimer's?'

Jan 26, 2015
Writer Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease five years ago. He describes what it was like to hear the news — and break it to his family.
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Parallels

Syrian Rebels Want To Fight Assad, But Now They'll Face ISIS

Jan 26, 2015
Moderate Syrian rebels took up arms to topple President Bashar Assad. But the U.S. is planning to train them to fight against a different foe, the self-declared Islamic State, instead.
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All Tech Considered

Police Departments Issuing Body Cameras Discover Drawbacks

Jan 22, 2015
They are being hailed as a technological solution to bad police-community relationships, but research on the cameras' impact is thin, and some departments are dealing with unintended consequences.
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All Tech Considered

The Battle Over Open-Internet Rules Shifts To Congress

Jan 21, 2015
President Obama is urging the Federal Communications Commission to protect the principle of net neutrality. But Republicans presented their own set of rules at a subcommittee hearing Wednesday.
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Shots - Health News

The City Might Not Be To Blame For High Asthma Rates

Jan 20, 2015
Children who live in cities in the Northeast are much more likely to have asthma. But a wider look finds that poor children in the suburbs are at high risk, too.
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Law

Whistleblowers Say DOJ Grants Failed To Protect Kids Behind Bars

Jan 19, 2015
A Senate panel is investigating the use of federal grant money to states that incarcerated children alongside adult criminals. Whistleblowers have spent years flagging problems with the program.
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Code Switch

Broken Promises On Display At Native American Treaties Exhibit

Jan 18, 2015
A rare exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian explores the history of treaties between Native American nations and the U.S.

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