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Shots - Health News

A Cast With Down Syndrome Brings Fresh Reality To Reality TV

Jul 22, 2016
With the Emmy-nominated Born this Way poised to begin its second season July 26, the cast, co-creator and fans explain why the show has become such a hit.
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Politics

'Art Of The Deal' Ghostwriter On Why Trump Should Not Be President

Jul 21, 2016
Tony Schwartz spent 18 months working on Donald Trump's 1987 best-selling book. "I helped paint a vastly more appealing human being than he actually is," Schwartz says.
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Shots - Health News

Maryland Switches Opioid Treatments, And Some Patients Cry Foul

Jul 19, 2016
The state switched funding Suboxone strips for treatment of opioid abuse because they were being trafficked in jails. But some patients say the pill that was substituted isn't working for them.
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U.S.

Many Cops Under Tremendous Stress After High-Profile Killings

Jul 18, 2016
It's a difficult day for law enforcement officers after the killings of police in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La. For many officers, tensions are high and morale is low.
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Around the Nation

Are Police Being Taught To Pull The Trigger Too Fast?

Jul 15, 2016
Critics say training firms use ambush-style videos that make police paranoid and quick to react with force. But not exposing officers to such scenarios puts them at unnecessary risk, trainers say.
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Goats and Soda

Zika Epidemic May Have Peaked But Will Threaten U.S. For Years

Jul 14, 2016
Scientists have evidence that the epidemic in Latin America may have started to subside. But the U.S. isn't out of the woods yet.
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The Salt

Coney: The Hot Dog That Fueled Detroit's Middle-Class Dreams

Jul 12, 2016
Hundreds of eateries selling chili-topped hot dogs dot Detroit. The story of how this food became the city's signature dish is deeply entwined with its auto industry and the workers who flocked to it.
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All Tech Considered

Firms Are Buying, Sharing Your Online Info. What Can You Do About It?

Jul 11, 2016
Every time you visit a website, companies you've never heard of are collecting data about you and selling or sharing it with other companies. You can opt out, but few consumers are aware of that.
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The Two-Way

Brexit Bargains Abound As Loans And Gas Get Cheaper; Is That Good For Us?

Jul 07, 2016
By voting to exit the European Union, Britons increased fears of recession. That has caused many prices to fall. Now economists aren't sure whether cheaper goods and loans will help or harm Americans.
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The Salt

From Farm To Distillery, Heirloom Corn Varieties Are Sweet Treasures

Jul 04, 2016
With names like Hickory King and Boone County White, heirloom corn finds new popularity. A Kentucky hilltop farmer makes it into corn chips, and a distillery has picked its first historical variety.
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Shots - Health News

Doctors At Southern Hospitals Take The Most Payments From Drug, Device Companies

Jun 29, 2016
A hospital's location and whether it is for-profit make a big difference in the share of its doctors taking industry payments like meals, travel and speaking fees. Check out the ProPublica analysis.
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NPR Ed

Looking For Change, Teachers Hit The Campaign Trail

Jun 28, 2016
This primary season Oklahoma educators are running for state office in record numbers. The nearly 40 teachers and principals say they're fed up with low funding, over-testing and teacher shortages.
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The Salt

In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

Jun 27, 2016
Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry companies in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
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The Two-Way

Brexit Created Many Losers, But Some Winners Too. Which Are You?

Jun 24, 2016
Uncertainty generated by Brexit caused many investments to head south. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 3.39 percent. Still, there were some winners, like homebuyers seeking low-interest loans.
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Shots - Health News

A Small Town Bands Together To Provide Opioid Addiction Treatment

Jun 22, 2016
After four or five of his patients died from opioid overdoses in one month, Craig Smith, a family doctor in Bridgton, Maine, realized he couldn't wait for someone else to offer addiction treatment.
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Shots - Health News

Can Doctors Learn To Perform Abortions Without Doing One?

Jun 21, 2016
Accredited medical residency programs have to teach doctors how to perform abortions. But interpretation of the requirement varies, especially in a state like Texas where training options are scarce.
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All Tech Considered

Under Pressure, Lawyer For Uber Drivers Slashes Her Fees

Jun 14, 2016
Uber is trying to settle a class action lawsuit, offering to pay up to $100 million to drivers. That amount is unprecedented, but critics say it may not be enough compensation for the drivers.
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All Tech Considered

The Road Less Traveled? Not Since Waze Came To Los Angeles

Jun 13, 2016
The traffic app Waze reroutes drivers from busy, clogged streets to areas with less traffic. But that means some once-quiet neighborhoods are beginning to see traffic jams.
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Shots - Health News

Investors See Big Opportunities In Opioid Addiction Treatment

Jun 10, 2016
Opioid addiction treatment is a growth market, and private equity firms are buying up treatment centers and chains. But it's too soon to say how this might affect access to care and quality.
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Code Switch

How A Shooting Changed Charleston's Oldest Black Church

Jun 08, 2016
One year after the deaths of a pastor and eight worshippers, the city's "Mother Emanuel" church is navigating its place as a symbol of the nation's ongoing struggle for racial justice.
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Shots - Health News

Students Fill A Gap In Mental Health Care For Immigrants

Jun 07, 2016
Latinos who have recently arrived in the U.S. often have a hard time getting access to health care, including mental health care. Several universities are enlisting graduate students to help.
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Shots - Health News

Scientists Say They Hope To Create A Human Genome In The Lab

Jun 02, 2016
A synthetic version of the human genetic blueprint might used for a wide range of medical research, scientists say. But it's far from reality, and comes with big ethical and safety questions.
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NPR Ed

Practice Makes Possible: What We Learn By Studying Amazing Kids

Jun 01, 2016
In the age-old fight between hard work and talent, researcher Anders Ericsson says it's no contest. Practice wins the day.
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Shots - Health News

Poll: Nearly 1 In 4 Americans Reports Having Had A Concussion

May 31, 2016
Among the quarter of American adults who have had a concussion, most said they had sought medical treatment, according to the results of a poll conducted by NPR and Truven Health Analytics.
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Politics

Entering Final Primary Stretch, Clinton And Sanders Fight For A California Win

May 27, 2016
Hillary Clinton could lose California's primary on June 7 and still win the Democratic nomination, but she and Bernie Sanders are campaigning hard there, hoping to close out the season on a high note.

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