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3-Day Breast Cancer Walk Kicks Off In D.C.

Nearly 2,000 walkers kicked off the Susan G. Komen 3-day Walk for the Cure in D.C. Friday, preparing for three days and 60 miles for breast cancer awareness using the slogan "everyone deserves a lifetime." 

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Mind & Body: The Future Of Primary Care In The U.S. Health System

The Association of Medical Colleges projects the U.S. could have nearly 63,000 fewer doctors than needed by 2015. Diane and her guests discuss the role and future of primary care medicine.

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Efforts To Legalize Marijuana For Recreational Use

Voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington state weigh in on ballot initiatives that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. Federal law, state initiatives and the ongoing debate over legalizing pot.

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Patients Worry Meningitis Symptoms Could Be Dormant For Months

Federal health authorities says the number of people infected with Meningitis has risen again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says 14 people have died and 170 people have been infected. Thousands of people received the infected steroid shots and are awaiting news whether they will develop meningitis. Blake Farmer of member station WPLN has an update.
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Meningitis Outbreak Puts Doctors, Regulators In New Territory

Little is known about how to diagnose and treat this kind of meningitis, which was caused by a tainted drug. And the investigation into how the drug contamination occurred is revealing a spectacular failure of consumer protection.
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Romney: People Don't Die For Lack Of Insurance

Mitt Romney's claim is belied by a large and growing body of academic studies. Democrats pounced on the remarks, which came a day after the GOP presidential nominee's comments on abortion stirred controversy.
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CDC Estimates 14,000 Got Infected Steroid Injections

Fourteen thousand people may have been exposed to contaminated medicine believed responsible for a meningitis outbreak that has killed a dozen people. Dr. Rachel Smith is a epidemic intelligence service officer at the Centers for Disease Control. Smith talks to Robert Siegel about the huge undertaking to identify, notify and — if necessary — treat those at risk.

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