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This Week On Metro Connection: Fatherhood

In honor of Father's Day, we've dedicated a show to dads.

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New York Hospitals Shelve Rivalries For Proton Beam Project

Instead of waiting for individual hospitals to apply to build proton centers, a health planning council solicited proposals, promising to favor collaborative approaches. A five-hospital group that teamed with a private company got the go-ahead to build in New York City.
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In Arizona, An Unlikely Ally For Medicaid Expansion

Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, one of President Obama's staunchest critics, has confounded conservatives in her own party by pushing for an extension of Medicaid coverage in the state.
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Fighting To Breathe: Living With COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that slowly robs sufferers of the ability to breathe. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., surpassed only by cancer and heart disease. There are treatments, but no cure for the disease.
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Life Resumes: Looking Ahead With Suleika Jaouad

Two years after Suleika Jaouad was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, she is cancer free. A month out from her 25th birthday, she is starting to travel again and beginning to think about her career. As part of TOTN's "Looking Ahead" series, Jaouad reflects on regaining a bit of normalcy.

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