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Will 'Safe Passage' Routes Really Keep Chicago Kids Safe?

Officials from Chicago Public Schools hope new 'safe passage' routes will keep kids safe while walking to school. Nearly 50 schools closed recently, forcing thousands of students to attend schools farther away. Guest host Celeste Headlee finds out more about the routes, and what critics have to say.
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Violence Causes Doctors Without Borders To Exit Somalia

After suffering dozens of attacks against staff members, including kidnappings and murders, the nonprofit is closing all operations in Somalia. In many parts of the country, the aid group was the only source of health care.
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Hospital Tech Pleads Guilty For Role In Hepatitis Outbreak

David Kwiatkowski pleaded guilty for his role in infecting more than 44 people, including seven in Maryland, with Hepatitis C.

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Doctors Look For A Way Off The Medical Hamster Wheel

Some primary care doctors feel a bit like airline ticket agents. Seeing patients is like trying to find seats for passengers on an oversold airplane. Someone's going to leave the office unhappy, and the computer work never seems to stop.
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Listeria Outbreak Still Haunts Colorado's Cantaloupe Growers

The contaminated fruit that killed 33 people and sickened at least 147 others in 2011 came from a farm 90 miles from Rocky Ford, Colo. But the town's many melon farmers took a huge hit nonetheless, and are still trying to convince the public their cantaloupes are safe.
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Obama Delays Implementing Another Part Of Affordable Care Act

The Obama administration has delayed implementation of another part of Affordable Care Act — this time, it's the rules aimed at limiting out-of-pocket costs for patients.
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Medical Discount Plan In Nevada Skips Insurers

Members of the Access to Healthcare Network in Reno, Nev., get discounts on health services. But first, they pay a monthly membership fee. They also agree to pay their medical bills to providers upfront.
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Explaining Health Care Exchanges

If health care exchanges have you confused, you're not alone. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to health reporter Mary Agnes Carey about the next phase of the Affordable Care Act.
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Child Safety: Stranger Danger Warning Needs Updating

'Stranger Danger' used to be the mantra parents taught their kids to keep them safe. But now we're learning that strangers aren't the main problem - children are usually harmed by people they already know. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks child safety with a roundtable of experts and parents.
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Same-Sex Couples Seeking Insurance Wait For IRS Rules

When it comes to health insurance, will the Internal Revenue Service look at where a same-sex married couple lives or where they were married? The decision could affect their health insurance costs.

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