WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Kids and Dental X-Rays

Recent studies linking dental x-rays to brain tumors and cancers later in life have some parents panicked about their kids' checkups. Adding to the debate is a recent report showing that many more preschoolers are getting multiple cavities, most of which can't be seen with just an oral exam. Although modern dental x-rays are considered far safer than in the past, new technologies like 3-D scans can mean increased radiation exposure. We explore why and when dental x-rays are necessary.

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At Food World 'Oscars,' Category Sneakily Redefines All-American Cuisine

Most James Beard awards go to haute cuisine, but one prize recognizes classic neighborhood joints. And increasingly, the winners are immigrants whose cultures haven't yet dissolved in the melting pot.
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At Food World 'Oscars,' Category Sneakily Redefines All-American Cuisine

Most James Beard awards go to haute cuisine, but one prize recognizes classic neighborhood joints. And increasingly, the winners are immigrants whose cultures haven't yet dissolved in the melting pot.
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Understanding The Political Crisis In Brazil

Brazil is in the midst of political turmoil as impeachment proceedings move forward against the country's president Dilma Rousseff. Understanding the crisis and what lies ahead for the country.

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Left Behind In The Mobile Revolution, Intel Struggles To Innovate

As PC sales fall, the Silicon Valley giant is struggling to remake itself to keep up with cloud computing and mobile. Intel recently announced the layoff of 11 percent of its workforce.

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