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Back From Greenland, The Country With World's Highest Suicide Rate

Reporter Rebecca Hersher spent 10 weeks in Greenland this winter trying to understand why the country has the highest known suicide rate. She tells Rachel Martin it's not because of the dark and cold.
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Utah Bill Raises Questions About Public Health Effects Of Porn

Rachel Martin talks with sex therapist Ian Kerner about the new bill in Utah that declares porn a public health crisis. Kerner says that porn addiction doesn't exist, and has never been diagnosed.
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Thousands Leave Maryland Prisons With Health Problems And No Coverage

Maryland's prisons and jails release thousands of inmates each year without helping them enroll in Medicaid, jeopardizing their health and putting communities at greater risk.
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How Talking Openly Against Stigma Helped A Mother And Son Cope With Bipolar Disorder

Eric Walton was 13 when the Sandy Hook massacre happened. His mother feared he might grow up to be another Adam Lanza. Now Walton and his mother tell of finding the right diagnosis and treatment.
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Florida Keys Weigh Options For Battling Mosquitoes And Zika

Residents of these islands have waged many campaigns against disease-carrying mosquitoes. But there's still not much agreement at public meetings about how the mosquitoes should be controlled.
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After Suicides, Greenland Town Mobilizes To Prevent More Deaths

In January, two young men killed themselves in one Greenland town. The country has the world's highest known suicide rate, and people worried these suicides would become a cluster. So they mobilized to prevent more deaths.
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Israel's Health Minister To McDonald's: 'Not In Our Country'

McDonald's is super popular in Israel — the chain even offers potato-starch buns for Passover. But now McD's is fighting back against government accusations that it's "junk food."
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More Marketplace Health Plans Ease Access To Some Expensive Drugs

Complaints from patient groups and increased regulatory oversight appear to be leading to changes in the way some marketplace health plans cover expensive drugs.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Presidential front-runners win big in the New York primary. Michigan's attorney general files criminal charges against officials in Flint. And Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Overcrowding Forces Tennessee VA Clinic To Stop Accepting New Patients

The growing veterans population in places like Clarksville, Tenn., is straining resources at VA clinics and making it difficult for vets to get nearby medical care.

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