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What's On This Year's Agenda The "Disease Detectives?"

The Epidemic Intelligence Service, the "disease detectives" of the Centers for Disease Control holds their annual meeting this week. Rachel Martin asks EIS director Josh Mott how they do their work.
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The Arctic Suicides: Your Questions Answered

You asked: If it's not the dark, is it the cold? Why did you focus on men, not women? And how can we help?
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Does Addiction Treatment Require A Higher Power?

Author Maia Szalavitz argues that it's impossible to destigmatize addiction while also rendering it the only diagnosis in medicine for which the treatment is explicitly moral.
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Harassment Woman Faced Before Her Death Underscores Rampant Sexism In Firefighter Culture

NPR's Scott Simon asks veteran firefighter Mary Beth Michos about how sexism in the firehouse has escalated with the rise of cyberbullying.
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Tighter Alcohol Curbs For All Help Reduce Teen Motor Vehicle Deaths

Raising the cost of alcohol with taxes makes it less likely that teenagers will die in a drunk-driving accident, a study finds. Some teen-specific policies like graduated drivers licenses help, too.
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Ebola Carriers? Why The Virus Keeps Coming Back

A country is declared Ebola-free. Then the virus flares up again. Doctors now know why.
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This Syrian Dad Has One Of The World's Most Dangerous Jobs

Five years ago, Raed Al Saleh was a businessman. Now he heads the 3,000-strong Syrian Civil Defense, rescuing civilians from the rubble after airstrikes.
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Hospital Bombings Highlight Challenges Health Care Providers Face In War Zones

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Jonathan Whittall, head of humanitarian analysis for Doctors Without Borders, about how bombings of hospitals affect relief organizations in war zones.
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Feds Act To Help More Ex-Inmates Get Medicaid

To reduce recidivism and promote health, the Department of Health and Human Services is taking steps to make it easier for ex-prisoners to sign up for or restart Medicaid coverage.
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To Lure Patients, Pennsylvania Hospital Refunds Unhappy Customers

As patients increasingly have more choice in hospitals, hospitals look to stand out. Geisinger Health is taking cue from retail and refunding unsatisfied customers. Experts say that's smart business.

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