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Jobs And College Pose Big Challenges For Young People With Autism

Within the first six years of getting out of high school, a little more than one-third of young people previously diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder had gone to college and only a slim majority — 55 percent — had held paying jobs.
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Pounding Away At America's Obesity Epidemic

One-third of Americans today are obese, and another third are overweight. A new HBO documentary series, The Weight of the Nation, explores how our country got this way and what can be done to tackle the growing national health crisis.
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Is There A Better Way To Talk About Obesity?

A recent study projects that more than 40 percent of Americans will be obese by the year 2030. Host Michel Martin delves into the cultural factors that might be preventing African-Americans and Latinos from losing weight. Martin speaks with Jane Delgado of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, and Jenee Desmond-Harris of The Root.
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The Potomac: The Nation's Most Endangered River?

We examine a recent report that lists the Potomac as the most endangered river in the United States.

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Alzheimer's Patients Turn To Stories Instead Of Memories

Storytelling can be a way of giving people with dementia a low-stress way to communicate, one that does not rely on their memories. And it can give caregivers a chance to reconnect with their loved ones.

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