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South African Children's Hospital Closed Under Apartheid To Reopen

With local hospitals in Durban, South Africa, strained by the AIDS epidemic, city leaders are trying to restore and reopen a historic children's hospital shut down in the 1980s during apartheid. The hospital originally opened in 1931 with a mandate to serve kids of all races.
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The Next Frontier For Elite Med Schools: Primary Care

Mount Sinai School of Medicine is adding a Department of Family Medicine. It is now one of the only top medical schools to offer family medicine as a specialty for its students.
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'Freshman 15' Is More Of A 4-Year Phenomenon

The so-called "freshman 15" is dreaded by new college students, who fear gaining weight in their first year of college. A new nutrition study shows that the "freshman fifteen" is actually more like a "college 11.7," a weight gain that continues over four years. Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with Auburn University professor Sareen Gropper, who co-authored the new study.
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At School, Overweight Children Carry A Heavy Burden

The number of overweight and obese children is rising. Many of those kids struggle to manage medical conditions at school, but they also face practical challenges, like frequent bathroom breaks and difficulty moving between classes. Obesity can also take a toll on kids' emotional health — and their test scores.
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Obama, Ryan Talk Medicare At AARP Convention

President Barack Obama and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan addressed the annual AARP convention in New Orleans on Friday.
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Fact-Checking Obama And Ryan Speeches To AARP

Both President Barack Obama and Republican vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan presented their visions for Medicare to the nation's most influential lobbying group for the elderly on Friday. Julie Rovner has parsed their remarks and joins Audie Cornish to provide some context.

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