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Feds To Debate Marijuana As Medicine

The federal government lists marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance--meaning it has no medically accepted use. Next week, interest group Americans for Safe Access will present the scientific case for marijuana's therapeutic effects to a federal appeals court, in hopes of relaxing federal restrictions. Oncologist Donald Abrams reviews the evidence on cannabis.
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Headphones, Technology And Culture

Headphones help create a space of one's own, even in a crowded room. We consider the technology, culture and safe use of headphones.

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Classroom Yoga Helps Improve Behavior Of Kids With Autism

Kids with autism who did a yoga routine at school every morning for 17 minutes behaved better, researchers at New York University found.
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3-Day Breast Cancer Walk Kicks Off In D.C.

Nearly 2,000 walkers kicked off the Susan G. Komen 3-day Walk for the Cure in D.C. Friday, preparing for three days and 60 miles for breast cancer awareness using the slogan "everyone deserves a lifetime." 

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Mind & Body: The Future Of Primary Care In The U.S. Health System

The Association of Medical Colleges projects the U.S. could have nearly 63,000 fewer doctors than needed by 2015. Diane and her guests discuss the role and future of primary care medicine.

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Efforts To Legalize Marijuana For Recreational Use

Voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington state weigh in on ballot initiatives that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. Federal law, state initiatives and the ongoing debate over legalizing pot.

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Patients Worry Meningitis Symptoms Could Be Dormant For Months

Federal health authorities says the number of people infected with Meningitis has risen again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says 14 people have died and 170 people have been infected. Thousands of people received the infected steroid shots and are awaiting news whether they will develop meningitis. Blake Farmer of member station WPLN has an update.

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