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In Philly, Lo Mein Is Going Low Sodium

Philadelphia is working with about 200 takeout restaurants, providing free cooking lessons and tips on adding flavor without salt. The training has helped restaurants cut the sodium in popular dishes by up to 20 percent.
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That Employee Who Smokes Costs The Boss $5,800 A Year

A worker's smoke breaks cost an employer even more than the increased costs of health care. Some employers charge higher health insurance premiums to employees who smoke or refuse to hire them altogether.
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Money To Matrimony: Talking About The Black Experience

Host Michel Martin hosts a roundtable discussion on the new poll titled 'African American Lives Today.' Author Gil Robertson, regular parenting contributor Dani Tucker, Howard University Professor Ivory Toldson, and blogger Danielle Belton discuss relationships, money, health and more.
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What Do We Know About 'African American Lives Today?'

A new survey from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health details people's attitudes towards relationships, finances, families, health and discrimination. Host Michel Martin is joined by Matt Thompson of NPR's Code Switch team to discuss the poll's results.
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Black Single Fellas Looking For Long-term Relationship. Surprise?

One of the most surprising findings of a new poll conducted on over 1,000 African-Americans shows that black single men were much more likely to say they're looking for a long-term relationship than single black women. Professor Ivory Toldson, and regular parenting contributor, Dani Tucker weigh in on the poll's results.
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Moldova Grapples With Whether To Isolate TB Patients

Throughout the Soviet-era tuberculosis patients in Moldova were treated in special TB hospitals. But that system collapsed along with the Soviet Union. Now the Eastern European nation is struggling to cope with worst rate of drug-resistant TB in Europe. And there's a raging debate over whether infectious TB patients should be returned to sanitariums or be treated at home.
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Love In The Time Of TB: A Young Family Fights An Ancient Foe

Oxana and Pavel Rucsineanu fell in love while living in a Moldovan hospital's tuberculosis ward. Now, several years later, Oxana has recovered, and she and the couple's new baby live in an apartment. But Pavel's infection has evolved into a deadly form of TB, which keeps him from joining his new son and wife.

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