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Bob Ojeda: Pitching Through The Pain

Over the course of his 14-year career as a pitcher, Bob Ojeda threw more than 1,000 strikeouts and countless pitches across the plate. During that entire time, the lefty's pitching arm hurt. "The act itself is sort of violent and completely unnatural," he says. "I think most pitchers certainly feel a level of pain."
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La Source: Helping a Haitian Village Survive

A university janitor is the unlikely subject of a documentary film. But in his home country of Haiti, Josue Lajeunesse is helping his village survive.

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Pills On The Job: Companies Add Prescription Services

Some companies are adding drug dispensaries to their on-site health clinics. Others are offering concierge services that deliver drugs right to workers' desks. The companies hope to improve workers' compliance with doctors' orders by making it easier to get prescriptions filled.
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Scientists Find New Wrinkle In How Cholera Got To Haiti

Researchers have found two very different cholera strains in some of the first Haitians to be struck by the disease. The findings suggest that cholera germs may have been lurking undetected in Haiti for a long time.
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Loneliness Bodes Poorly For A Healthy Old Age

Loneliness in older people can predict declines in health and an increased risk of death, a six-year-long study found. People over 60 who feel lonely had a 45 percent higher risk of death than those who weren't lonely.
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One Writer Puts A Face To The Abortion Debate

During election season, a lot of the discussion around the issue of abortion is political. But for the women who undergo abortions, it's a deeply personal, and often painful, choice. Writer Sarah Tuttle-Singer recently shared her story in the essay, "My Jewish Abortion." She talks about it with host Michel Martin.
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Is The Coconut Water Craze All It's Cracked Up To Be?

Coconut water, both fresh and canned, is a popular post-workout drink, but unless you run marathons or workout for more than 90 minutes, you can probably stick to water for rehydration.

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