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A Boston Family's Struggle With TB Reveals A Stubborn Foe

Tuberculosis is much less of a health threat in the United States than it is in other countries. But a family in Boston discovered that even here, no one is immune from this ancient foe. More than a dozen family members were infected with TB, and matriarch Judy Williams died at age 59.
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After Years Of War, Ugandan Children Face New Deadly Threat

Uganda has lost one generation to a brutal, decades-long war. Now, a second generation is jeopardized by a strange disease known as nodding syndrome, which affects only children in parts of Africa and has no known cause.
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D.C. Agency Approves 2 High-Tech Cancer Centers

The green light comes despite questions about whether the proton beam treatment is more effective than less expensive options. The two centers, about three miles apart, will compete for patients in the Washington area.
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How To Be A Savvy Consumer Of Health Care

As health care providers in the U.S. and abroad meet new digital standards, we explore how patients can become more active health care consumers.

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Health Care In Transition: Fee For Service Vs. Pay For Performance

Health innovators are experimenting with "pay for performance" models that focus on preventive care, coordination between doctors and ways to lower readmission rates. We explore how hospital systems and providers are adapting to the changing health care environment.

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Tech Tuesday: Health Datapalooza

It's the fourth annual gathering of techies, open data believers and health policy wonks. Kojo broadcasts live from the Health Datapalooza in D.C. and explores new ways to harness government data to improve our health.

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Young Women With Breast Cancer Opting For Mastectomy

Mastectomies have become increasingly popular for women with breast cancer. That's a big turnaround from the 1980s, when women abandoned mastectomy in favor of breast-saving lumpectomy.
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Nordic Diet Could Be Local Alternative To Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest styles of eating in the world. But in many regions, including Denmark and Sweden, it's not easy to follow when olive oil is hard to find. Now Nordic researchers are exploring the health benefits of a Nordic diet, based on local foods like herring and bilberries.

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