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A Restraining Order Can Be Just A Videoconference Away

A New Jersey hospital has partnered with local courts to protect injured victims of domestic violence. A videoconferencing system lets patients file for restraining orders from their hospital beds.
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Sleeping Near A Smartphone Can Disturb A Child's Rest

Lots of children have smartphones tucked under the pillow or on the nightstand. That may be enough to compromise sleep and make children feel less rested, a study finds.
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What Heroin Addiction Tells Us About Changing Bad Habits

Sure, you resolve to exercise more, but somehow it never happens. It could be that your environment is sabotaging you, psychologists say. A famous study about heroin and the Vietnam War explains how.
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She Left The Nightlife Behind To Become A Life Coach

A former exotic dancer and dominatrix, Mira Johnson now coaches others on reinventing themselves. Her clients know she won't judge them, she says, no matter what choices they've made in life.
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CDC Recommends Antiviral Drugs For At-Risk Patients

If you think the flu season is especially bad, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you're right. He tells NPR's Rachel Martin why taking antivirals are a good idea.
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How Ebola Took A Toll On One American Church

Congregants at Trinity Episcopal Church come from many countries, including in West Africa. No one had visited the virus-stricken nations, yet fearful worshippers began skipping services.
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If You Shouldn't Call It The Third World, What Should You Call It?

There are many ways to refer to the parts of our planet where people lack decent health care, education and services like electricity and clean water. And just about every label has its problems.
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Paralympic Champion Makes The Case For Meningitis Vaccine

Amy Purdy lost both legs below the knee to meningitis at age 19. She's now using her cred as a champion snowboarder to encourage teenagers to get vaccinated.
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Rural Doctor Launches Startup To Ease Pain Of Dying Patients

Getting basic health care to rural areas has always been difficult, and delivering specialized care even harder. One doctor is raising money to bring palliative care to patients in rural California.
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Needle Exchange Program Creates Black Market In Clean Syringes

Some drug users in Philadelphia are reselling syringes they get for free at needle exchanges. That's illegal, but researchers say the practice still helps prevent the spread of diseases like HIV.

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