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List Of Drug-Resistant Infections Continues To Grow

Melissa Block talks to Arjun Srinivasan about gonorrhea and other diseases that are resistant to drugs, and what can be done to contain their spread. Srinivasan is a medical officer in the division of healthcare quality promotion of the Centers for Disease Control.

Gonorrhea Evades Antibiotics, Leaving Only One Drug To Treat Disease

Most of the antibiotics that once worked against gonorrhea have stopped working. Now federal health officials say doctors should stop using one of the two remaining drugs. "The big worry is that we potentially could have untreatable gonorrhea in the United States," one expert says.

Justice Department Looks For Ways To Recruit Forensic Pathologists

Despite the popularity of crime dramas like CSI, few medical students go into forensic pathology. The Justice Department says they could be lured into the field with better financial incentives.
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Mosquitoes In D.C. Test Positive For West Nile Virus

While West Nile Virus cases are up nationwide, and mosquitoes in D.C.  have tested postive for the virus,  no human cases have been confirmed in the area.

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Family Conversations About End-Of-Life Care (Rebroadcast)

Conversations about death and dying are never easy. Diane and her guests talk about how to begin end-of-life discussions with a loved one. They offer guidance on how to create a plan that can safeguard his or her well-being and provide caregivers with peace of mind.