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How The U.S. Stopped Malaria, One Cartoon At A Time

With publicity campaigns, radio jingles and pinups, the government helped eliminate the parasitic disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is still fighting malaria at home and abroad.

For Sandy Hook's First Responders, Trauma Lingers With Painful Reminders

First responders are trained to rescue, help and save. In Newtown, Conn., many of the police officers, firefighters and EMTs who rushed to Sandy Hook Elementary School last week are struggling to cope with the fact that there was little they could do to help.

Controversial Bird Flu Work To Resume Soon

Scientists recently sparked controversy when they made dangerous new forms of bird flu. The National Institutes of Health is about to put in place a new system for reviewing this kind of work in the future.

A Question About Aspirin And Age-Related Vision Loss

A study finds that taking aspirin regularly might increase the risk of macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in old age. But the evidence so far doesn't prove it's so.

Reverend Run: From Rapper To Preacher

Rap pioneer Joseph Simmons, also known as 'Run' of Run DMC, had a successful music career spanning more than three decades. For Tell Me More's 'Wisdom Watch' series, host Michel Martin talks with Rev. Run about his evolution from rapper to preacher.

Newtown: How Much Media Coverage Is Too Much?

The Beauty Shop ladies offer their thoughts about the Newtown shooting, including the implications for gun policy, the media, and American families. Host Michel Martin is joined by policy analyst Michelle Bernard, Melinda Henneberger of The Washington Post, blogger Viviana Hurtado and Democratic strategist Maria Cardona.