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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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How Japan Is Dealing With Impacts Of Supporting The Oldest Population In The World

Nearly 27 percent of the people in the country are 65 or older. NPR's Ina Jaffe visited Japan and tells Rachel Martin what she learned about why the population is aging.
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For Parents Who Have Lost A Baby, Some Help With Their Grief

Parents who lose a child to miscarriage or stillbirth often feel like they're going through it alone. But the experience is actually common in the U.S., and one group is trying to help them cope.
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After IVF, Some Struggle With What To Do With Leftover Embryos

Nearly a million embryos are in frozen storage in the U.S. Some couples feel ambivalent, even after their family is complete, so put off deciding what to do with what some call their 'maybe babies.'
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Amid Tribe's Protest, Construction Of Oil Pipeline In N. Dakota Halts — For Now

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe says a crude oil pipeline set to span from North Dakota to Illinois could contaminate their drinking water and sacred lands.

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