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A Liberian Health Worker Aims To Keep Ebola Out Of His Rural Region

Lorenzo Dorr wants to keep Ebola at bay in remote parts of the country. "We should be prepared before a case is identified," he says, "not chasing after it after hell breaks loose."
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Drugstore Chain CVS Kicks Tobacco Habit A Month Early

In February, CVS said it would stop selling tobacco products, despite the profits they brought the company. Now cigarettes in the company's stores are history.
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"Hyper: A Personal History of ADHD"

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, known more commonly as ADHD, affects more than one in 10 children in the United States. And while the number of students who struggle with the disorder is increasing, we've come a long way from the...

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Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone

A stretch of the Chesapeake big enough to fill 2,000 Baltimore Ravens stadiums is once again a dead zone, lacking the necessary oxygen that fish, crabs, and shellfish need to survive. Kojo explores what's being done about it.

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A Giant Appears At The Edge Of An African Roadway

If the task is to think backward, to an important moment in history, here's a stunning way to do it: It's a jewel of a monument alongside a road in South Africa.
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A Suspected Ebola Patient On The Run In Liberia

A brief video captures the chaos of Ebola in Liberia. A suspected patient, who allegedly fled a treatment center, is pursued by health workers and wrestled into a truck.
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Double Mastectomies Don't Increase Cancer Survival Rates

Young women diagnosed with breast cancer are increasingly choosing to have both breasts removed. A big study says that doesn't improve their survival odds any more than does less drastic treatments.
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Another American Doctor In Liberia Tests Positive For Ebola

He's the third American to contract the disease while working in Liberia. In this case, the doctor, who was part of the Christian aid group SIM, was treating obstetrics patients.
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When A Home Poses Health Risks, The Floor May Be The Culprit

Homes with dirt floors can make people sick. Replacing them with concrete floors helps cut risks but isn't always affordable. A new project in Rwanda relies on a low-cost alternative.
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UVA Researchers Pioneer Less Invasive Treatment For Benign Breast Tumors

Removing benign breast tumors can leave a scar, but a new technique being pioneered at the University of Virginia might do away with that.

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