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Montgomery County Gets $40M For Walter Reed Transportation Improvements

Montgomery County will get $40 million to make transportation improvements around the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, an area which has seen increased traffic since Walter Reed merged with the National Naval Medical Center there. 

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The Cheesecake Factory, A Recipe For Health Care?

Renee Montagne talks Dr. Atul Gawande about his article in the upcoming issue of The New Yorker, about whether the health care industry can learn something about service delivery and controlling costs from a restaurant chain.
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In British Emergency Room, 'There's No Card To Show; There Are No Bills'

If the London Olympics opening ceremony's tribute to the National Health Service is any indication, Brits are pleased with their health care system. But what would greet an American at a hospital in the U.K.?
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Vitamin D Deficiency In Sick Kids Could Make Them Sicker

Researchers say vitamin D deficiency is common among kids who are very ill. They also found that kids without enough vitamin D were more likely to be in the hospital longer than other kids.
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What We Know About Treating Brain Disorders

The human brain contains around 100,000,000,000 nerve cells and research has given us insight into how they connect to form memories and control emotion. Much less is known about how the brain responds to injury or disease.
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Help For 'Tubies' In Jefferson City, Mo.

The Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation was started in 2010 and aims to educate and support parents of tube feeding children.

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