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This Week On Metro Connection: Health & Wellness

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We reach into the Metro Connection archives to bring you some of our favorite stories about health and wellness. We'll meet a man who came down with an extremely rare brain disorder, and find out how that disorder has affected his art. We'll go skating with an ice-hockey team for children with disabilities, and we'll do a check-up of our region's roads and bridges, to see how well they're doing these days.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks]

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Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
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1 In 10 People May Face Malnutrition As Fish Catches Decline

Many people around the world rely on fish not just for protein but for critical micronutrients like iron and zinc. So declining fisheries pose major risks for global health, scientists warn.
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Bipartisan Disapproval Follows Bill Clinton's Meeting With Loretta Lynch

"I think it's ... one of the big stories of this week of this month, of this year," Donald Trump said of the meeting. A Democratic strategist said it was "foolish to create such optics."
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'Future Shock' Author Alvin Toffler Dies at 87

Toffler's warnings about 'information overload' and the accelerating pace of change in modern society made his seminal 1970 book a best-seller in the U.S. and around the world.

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