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Sandy's Damage Under The Sea, Through The Eyes Of Oyster Farmers

The Bloom family has been raising oysters for three generations now on 2,000 underwater acres of oysters in Long Island Sound. On Wednesday, two days after the storm, the Blooms were finally able to get out on the water to assess the damage, and they found a lot of it.
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Polio Survivor And Doctor Chooses New Path

Dr. Lauro Halstead is retiring from his job treating patients who survived polio - an experience he himself lived through after contracting the disease in 1954.

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Local Doctor Blends Medicine And Music

Chevy Chase resident Phillip Pearl has two great passions: medicine and music. And he's managed to pursue successful careers in both domains.

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Tips On Explaining The Storm To Young Ones

Millions of Americans are dealing with the aftermath of Sandy, including the responsibility of comforting children who may not have a frame of reference for the storm. For tips on helping kids cope, host Michel Martin speaks with Suzanne McCabe of Scholastic's classroom magazines. The magazines cover the aftermath of all kinds of disasters.
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How An Antibody Found In Monkeys Could Help Make An Ebola Vaccine

Although there's no cure for Ebola, scientists have been experimenting with a vaccine for years. But there's been no easy way to test it in people. A study in monkeys offers a way around this obstacle and sheds light on how the immune systems fights off the deadly virus.
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Sandy Leaves Long List Of Health Threats

Public health officials are warning that people in areas devastated by Sandy face many risks in the storm's aftermath. They are urging people to protect themselves from health threats in the water, air and even their refrigerators.

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