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Colorado Weighs Reopening Psychiatric Hospital For Homeless

Colorado's Democratic governor wants to move mentally ill homeless people to Fort Lyon, a former psychiatric hospital and prison in the southeast corner of the state. Critics say it would make more sense to rent apartments for the people in the neighborhoods where they are now.

Outbreak Of New SARS-Like Virus Kills 5 In Saudi Arabia

A new virus that causes severe pneumonia and sometimes kidney failure has infected more people. Since the virus first appeared in March 2012, it has infected 24 people, including 17 deaths.

Suicide Rate Climbs For Middle-Aged Americans

For quite a while, the annual number of fatalities from auto accidents has been a kind of shorthand for health issues that are big and important. Suicides now exceed deaths from crashes. And the middle-aged have seen the biggest increase in suicide rates.
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The Growing Demand For Home Health Aides (Rebroadcast)

As baby boomers age, the demand for home health aides is on the rise: What the shortage of caregivers means for patients, their families and the home health care industry.

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La Clinica Del Pueblo Marks Thirty Years In D.C.

We visit one of the first organizations to help Salvadoran refugees who fled to D.C. in the early 1980s.

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National Zoo Vet On Front Line Of Fight Against Pandemics

Visitors to the National Zoo see animals from around the world, but behind the scenes, zoo veterinarians are dealing with diseases from around the world.


Recovery Begins For Mother, Daughter Injured In Boston

Fewer than three weeks after they were severely injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, Celeste Corcoran and her 18-year-old daughter, Sydney, are entering a new phase of recovery and rehabilitation. Part of their healing is emotional, not physical.