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People With Low Incomes Say They Pay A Price In Poor Health

People with household incomes of less than $25,000 a year say in a new poll that the lack of cash really hurts their health. Low-quality food and dangerous housing are two reasons why.
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Liberia's President: Ebola Re-Energized Her Downtrodden Country

In an exclusive interview, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf remembers how Liberia was "the poster child of everything that could go wrong." But people lived up to the local proverb: "Go fix it."
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Poll Finds Factors Large And Small Shape People's Health

Health is not just about trips to the doctor, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Housing, stress and abuse are factors.
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How Pittsburgh's Freedom House Pioneered Paramedic Treatment

The groundbreaking ambulance service was created in the 1960s as the city struggled with racial tensions and poor medical transport. It trained African-American men to provide crucial emergency care.
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The Brother Went To Fight Ebola. So Did His Sister. Mom Was 'A Wreck'

He's an epidemiologist. She's a nurse. And both of them felt compelled to head off to West Africa to battle the virus.
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6 In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana, Survey Says

A Pew Research Center survey shows that 63 percent of Republicans under the age of 34 favor legalization.
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Coming To Terms With The Pressure Of Weight

Two-thirds of American adults are considered overweight. In this week's For the Record, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with people about how weight shapes their identities and what it means to be healthy.
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How A Group Of Lung Cancer Survivors Got Doctors To Listen

Lung cancer survivors who met online banded together to get an option they credited with helping them added to treatment guidelines used by cancer specialists.
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The Art Of Syrian Refugees Sends A Message. Is Anyone Listening?

Syria's refugees are waiting for a new life. The artists among them are depicting this life in limbo — and their memories of the country they left behind.
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One Man's Race To Outrun Alzheimer's

Cape Cod journalist Greg O'Brien has always found solace in running, and a diagnosis of Alzheimer's hasn't stopped him. But making it work — for himself and his family — isn't always easy.

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