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State Strategies For Controlling Medicaid Costs

Many states seek to partially implement Medicaid reforms of the Affordable Care Act. Please join us for a conversation on what changes in Medicaid rules could mean for state budgets, the federal deficit and the nation's poor.

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Weighing Politics At Work, Wife's Dementia At Home

Rushern Baker serves as County Executive for Prince George's County in Maryland. But two years ago, his role as a public official was transformed when his wife was diagnosed with early onset dementia. He speaks with host Michel Martin about caring for his wife and meeting his responsibilities as a public official.
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U.S. Kids Eat Nearly As Much Salt As Adults, Putting Health At Risk

Kids' high salt consumption is putting them at risk for illnesses linked to high blood pressure. The association between salt and blood pressure was highest in kids who are already overweight, the CDC says.
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Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform

Teachers' expectations about their students' abilities affect classroom interactions in myriad ways that can impact student performance. Students expected to succeed, for example, get more time to answer questions and more specific feedback. But training aimed at changing teaching behavior can also help change expectations.
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Superbug Kills Seventh Person In Maryland

A seventh victim in Maryland has died from the superbug outbreak at the National Institutes of Health.

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How Your Job Could Hurt Your Heart

People with stressful jobs had a 23 percent higher risk of heart attack than those whose jobs weren't pressure cookers. A stressful job has to combine intense demands and little control over decisions about the work.
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Microbes Benefit More Than Just The Gut

Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, researchers write that healthy sinuses are populated by a diverse population of bacteria, including Lactobacillus species. Study author Susan Lynch discusses whether a microbial spray might be a good cure for the sniffles.

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