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How To Fight Zika When Your Country Is In Trouble: Improvise

Brazil's political and economic meltdown creates challenges for doctors trying to get a handle on the outbreak.

Big California Firms Take On Health Care Giant Over Cost of Care

Sutter Health's network has 24 hospitals and more than 5,000 doctors in Northern California — a huge share of the health care market. Big employers say Sutter has too much clout in setting prices.

Before It Was Dangerous, Lead Was The Miracle Metal That We Loved

Lead, the "useful metal," was the pride of the Romans. For the last 5,000 years, it was used in products ranging from water pipes and makeup to wine — until we discovered how poisonous it is.

White House Says It Will Cut Ebola Funding To Address Zika

The Obama administration requested $1.9 billion in emergency funds to prepare for Zika, but Congress has yet to respond. Now the White House plans to divert funding intended for Ebola.

California's Dental Safety Net Fails Most Clients, Report Says

Millions of children and adults are eligible for subsidized dental care in California. But the state's program is underfunded and many families can't find a dentist who participates, a report finds.

Meet The Most Influential Poverty Fighter You've Never Heard Of

He was an accountant for Big Oil. Then came the cyclone of 1970. Sir Fazle Hasen Abed found a new calling — and came up with a idea that could be key to ending extreme poverty.

Theater Helps This HIV-Positive Grandmother Transform Lives

Writing her own story, with support from peers, helped Cassandra Steptoe shed the shame she felt in her diagnosis and find psychological healing instead. Now she's inspiring others to do the same.
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Hackers Broke Into MedStar Hospital's System Despite Software Flaw Warnings

The hackers who seriously disrupted operations at a large hospital chain recently and held some data hostage broke into a computer server left vulnerable despite urgent public warnings since at least 2007 that it needed to be fixed with a simple update, The Associated Press has learned.


Who Decides If You're Too Young To Marry?

Underage marriages mostly occur outside of the United States, but in the past decade, thousands of cases have been recorded in the country. A few states are taking action to ban these marriages.

UVA Study Links Disparities In Pain Management To Racial Bias

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Kelly Hoffman, a doctoral student in social psychology at the University of Virginia. Hoffman recently published a paper that links disparities in pain management to racial bias.