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How A Child Soldier Reclaimed Her Former Self

She was abducted at age 11 by Joseph Kony's rebels and forced to bear his children. It took Evelyn Amony years to recover. Now she works to help other women caught up in conflict.
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Tourette Tics Are A Challenge, But Misunderstanding Of Tics Can Be Worse

One British performance artist does live shows about living with a constant compulsion to say the word "biscuit." Onstage and online, people with Tourette syndrome are reaching out to clear the air.
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Federal Program That Helps Patients Navigate Medicare May Be Cut

Counselors nationwide have helped 7 million people choose Medicare plans, challenge coverage denials and get subsidies. But some senators just voted to spend the money on other causes.
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Invisibilia Season 2: Changing Social Norms Could Save Your Life

When McDonald's came to the Soviet Union in 1990, it insisted that workers smile. That didn't come easy. But customers grew to like it — and workers did, too. What happens when you change a norm?
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Invisibilia: How Learning To Be Vulnerable Can Make Life Safer

Tommy Chreene saw a man die while working on a Gulf oil rig — and went right back to work. Then the oil company decided that for the workplace to be safer, roughnecks needed to share their feelings.
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Is The Risk Of Catching Zika Greater In Poor Neighborhoods?

A statement of advice for visitors to the Olympics, from WHO, initially said to avoid impoverished areas to reduce the risk of Zika. Does research back it up?
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Philadelphia Becomes 1st Major U.S. City To Pass A Tax On Soda

The new tax will hit thousands of products with added sugar or artificial sweetener. It's expected to raise millions of dollars annually for an expansion of early-childhood education.
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Will Genetic Advances Make Sex Obsolete?

Before long, human embryos will be made so easily in the laboratory that many people will choose that route for having children. The option would offer genetic control at an ethical price.
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More Generics And Negotiating Leverage Could Slow Medicare Drug Spending

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission told Congress that rising drug costs helped push Medicare Part D spending up nearly 60 percent between 2007 and 2014. There are options to contain spending.
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AMA Declares Gun Violence 'A Public Health Crisis'

After the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub, the American Medical Association proclaims that gun violence is a public health crisis. Steve Inskeep talks to outgoing AMA president Dr. Steven Stack.

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