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How A Virus In Snakes Could Offer Clues To Ebola In Humans

A newly discovered disease that makes boa constrictors sick could help researchers figure out how some dangerous viruses in animals end up infecting people.
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Through Thick And Thin, Simmons Is Still Sweatin'

Richard Simmons opened his first aerobics studio in Beverly Hills nearly 40 years ago. Since then, he has become an international celebrity, selling millions of fitness videos and writing best-selling books. But all along the way, Simmons never stopped teaching aerobics classes at that Beverly Hills studio. NPR's Sam Sanders stopped in for a session.
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Thousands Of Hospitals Face Penalties For High Readmission Rates

Nearly one in five Medicare beneficiaries is readmitted within a month, and a new effort under the Affordable Care Act wants to change that by penalizing hospitals with high readmission rates. But hospitals say it will be counterproductive.
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Virginia Hospitals To Receive Penalties For Re-Admittance

Five Virginia medical centers may face penalties when patients are re-admitted to the hospital after being discharged.

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A Lasting Legacy In Pomona, Calif.

Dr. Jamie Lynn Garcia grew the two-room Pomona Free Clinic into the Pomona Community Health Center, which serves thousands of homeless and uninsured residents.
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Study Finds Snack, Soda Regulations In Schools Help Kids' Health

Fifth- through eighth-graders gained less weight in states that limit junk food sales in schools, compared with kids in states without such laws. That's according to a new analysis published online in Pediatrics.
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Care Workers Around the World

We look at the rapidly growing need for care workers in the U.S., and what it means for the families and societies left behind.

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