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Mental Health Services Under The Affordable Care Act

The deadly Colorado shooting underscores the need to better identify, diagnose and treat people with mental illness. Diane and guests will discuss the future of mental health services under the Affordable Care Act.

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A Walk Through The AIDS Conference's Global Village

The International AIDS Conference isn't only about medical research. People from around the world met at its Global Village to share their experiences with the AIDS epidemic through music, art and dance. This year's highlights included a condom campaign and lube tasting booth.
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Leaders Unite For Aids Conference

Leaders, health advocates and expert scientists came together to educate and seek change in the HIV and AIDS epidemic.

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The Value Of HIV Treatment In Couples

Researchers say that expanding anti-retroviral treatment to all HIV-positive people in couples with one partner who isn't infected is cost-effective even in developing countries with limited budgets.
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Building Organs, On One Microchip At A Time

Bioengineers are developing microchips, about the size of a thumb, that can behave like human organs. Donald Ingber, director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, discusses how the "organ-on-a-chip" works and why the technology could replace the animal model for drug testing.
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Whooping Cough, Swine Flu And Back-To-School Vaccines

The U.S. is headed for the worst whooping cough outbreak in half a century. Maryland recently reported several cases of swine flu, and reports of West Nile virus are back. What you need to know to protect yourself.

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Speaking For The HIV-Positive, And Herself

Hydeia Broadbent was diagnosed as HIV-positive at age three. By the time she was six, she was already sharing her story publicly to lessen the stigma around the disease. On the final day of the 19th International AIDS Conference, host Michel Martin speaks with Broadbent, who is now in her 20s, about living with HIV. She's involved in a new awareness program from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called "Let's Stop HIV Together."

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