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How Buffett's Cancer Is Shaping National Dialogue

Eighty-one-year-old billionaire investor Warren Buffett reportedly received an early stage prostate cancer diagnosis after a blood test for prostate-specific antigen, or P.S.A. Medical journalist Laura Newman discusses why Buffett's decision to screen and treat his cancer sets a bad precedent.
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A New Stage Play Tackles Athletes And Head Injuries

Can the repeated brain injuries suffered by some athletes cause problems with brain function later in life? A new play, Headstrong, opening next week in New York, looks at athletes and head trauma, and the high price some athletes end up paying for playing the game.
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Fresh Food Advocate Links Farmers, Doctors, Low-Income Families

Wholesome Wave CEO and President Michael Nischan tells The Salt about plans to get doctors to prescribe fresh fruits and vegetables for better health and encouraging farmers to connect with low-income neighborhoods.
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How Work Is Messing Up Your Sleep

People who are working more than one job are sleeping less than most, as are people working more than 40 hours a week. Divorced and separated people are short on sleep, too. Working the night shift can wreck your sleep habits and hurt your health.
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Ending Child Abuse & Neglect in DC

Safe Shores was created to help children after they suffer the trauma of abuse. But community members can help prevent abuse from occurring in the first place...

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New Virginia Law Requires Epi-Pens In Schools

After a 7-year-old girl died from a severe allergic reaction in January, Virginia lawmakers have enacted a law requiring the availability and use of epi-pens in schools when there is an allergy emergency.

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Can Helmets Cut Tornado Deaths? CDC Isn't So Sure

One year ago this week, powerful tornadoes killed more than 300 people in the Southeast. Experts now say that some tornado deaths could be prevented if people add one more step when taking cover: wear a helmet. But official guidelines from the CDC call for people to use their hands to protect their heads.
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Wanted: Mavericks And Missionaries To Solve Mississippi's M.D. Shortage

In rural Mississippi, the number of doctors per person is among the lowest in the country. Now, a new scholarship program is trying to attract medical students to begin their practice there. The success — or failure — of the program depends largely on the recruiter's ability to pick the right students.

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