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House Republicans Express Frustration With Absence Of Obamacare Alternative

During the last two elections, Republicans in the D.C. region campaigned on repealing and replacing "Obamacare," but House Republicans have yet to vote on a replacement plan.

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Ebola Took Her Daughters And Made Her An Outcast

The disease that has claimed over 600 lives in Liberia and 1,400 across West Africa has had another tragic impact. People who've lost family members may find themselves shunned by friends and family.
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People With Down Syndrome Are Pioneers In Alzheimer's Research

By age 40, the brains of people with Down syndrome start to resemble those of Alzheimer's patients. Scientists hope to speed up Alzheimer's drug development by studying people with Down syndrome.
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Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.
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Ebola Outbreak Emerges In Central Africa

With two deaths caused by the virus reported by the Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry, the disease appears to have moved beyond West Africa.
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With Confirmed Cases In Congo, Ebola Now In 4 West African Nations

The disease's spread has been greased by the high commerce and traffic across the region, and nations in the neighborhood of those affected are concerned about the virus arriving within their borders.
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Aid Workers In Short Supply As Ebola Grips Liberia

When disaster strikes a poor country, aid workers from all over the world normally flood the zone. This time, fear of the virus is keeping experts from answering West Africa's calls for help.
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Drug Offers Hope For Those With Alopecia Areata

For millions of people, the condition, which causes hair loss, leads to shame and mental anguish. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Dr. Raphael Clynes about a possible cure.
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If Salt-N-Pepa Told You To Brush Your Teeth, You'd Surely Listen

Music has a long history of delivering public health messages, with Ebola the latest topic. But do people really pay attention to the lyrics?
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Borders Close As Ebola Spreads In West Africa

Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.

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