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Doctors Get Disciplined For Misconduct; Drug Firms Keep Paying Them

Hundreds of pharmaceutical and medical device firms have paid doctors for their services even after the doctors were disciplined for serious misconduct by state medical boards, an analysis finds.
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Beyond Slurpees: Many Japanese Mini-Marts Now Cater To Elders

Convenience is in the eye of the generation. Increasingly, corner markets in Japan target the 27 percent of residents over 65 — offering nursing care advice and home delivery of meals and groceries.
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How Big, Really, Is The Zika Outbreak In Florida?

So far, health officials know of 37 confirmed cases of people who contracted Zika from mosquitoes in Miami. But computer models suggest the underlying outbreak in Miami is bigger — and spreading.
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Miami Schools Take Steps To Protect Returning Students From Zika

Mosquito repellent, long-sleeved shirts and pants are part of the plan, as well emails, texts and education about standing water. But controlling the spread of the virus is a major challenge.
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Residents Call For Regulation Of Sober Living Homes In Arizona

Prescott, Ariz., has become the epicenter of an unlikely industry: addiction recovery. The quaint, mountain town has a population of just 40,000 people, but there are also more than 150 so-called sober living homes. They're often situated in residential neighborhoods and offer a less institutional setting for addicts in recovery. But not everyone is happy with the town's new status.
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Miami Schools Take Steps To Protect Students From Zika

As school begins in the Miami area, students, teachers and parents are worried about Zika. There are several schools in the two neighborhoods where mosquitoes have been carrying the Zika virus. The school district is taking steps to protect students from the virus.
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U.N. Admits To Role In Haiti's Cholera Epidemic

Top officials at the United Nations are acknowledging, for the first time, that their organization played a role in a cholera epidemic that broke out in Haiti in 2010. The disease swept through the country as it was recovering from a catastrophic earthquake, just as the staff of the Kojo Nnamdi Show arrived to report on the disaster.

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The New Science Of Animal Psychiatry

Dr. Nicholas Dodman talks animal psychology. He says animal emotions and thoughts can be treated more like our own. Why he believes we can improve the mental health of our pets, and what animals teach us about human medicine.

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A Small Town Struggles With A Boom In Sober Living Homes

Prescott, Ariz., has become a destination of choice for people trying to get sober, with growing numbers of group homes for recovering addicts. Some residents are calling for regulation of the homes.
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The 'Young Invincibles': A Huge Hurdle For Obamacare

Young, healthy people referred to as "young invincibles" pose a serious challenge to the success of President Obama's expanded health care coverage, the Affordable Care Act.

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