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Faces Of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

New types of tuberculosis are emerging around the world that take years and thousands of dollars to cure. Patients fighting this disease are often isolated from their communities and suffer devastating drug side effects, such as permanent hearing loss and dizziness.
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Can Going Vegetarian Help You Live Longer? Maybe

Fresh research finds that men who ate vegetarian diets were less likely to die from heart disease and other heart conditions. But if you're looking for the definitive study that might persuade meat lovers to become vegetarian, this may not be it.
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Maternity Coverage Sought For Young Women On Parent's Plan

Many young women don't get maternity coverage if they're on a parent's health plan. A sex discrimination claim aims to get them coverage for childbirth care under provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
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In Philly, Lo Mein Is Going Low Sodium

Philadelphia is working with about 200 takeout restaurants, providing free cooking lessons and tips on adding flavor without salt. The training has helped restaurants cut the sodium in popular dishes by up to 20 percent.
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That Employee Who Smokes Costs The Boss $5,800 A Year

A worker's smoke breaks cost an employer even more than the increased costs of health care. Some employers charge higher health insurance premiums to employees who smoke or refuse to hire them altogether.
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Money To Matrimony: Talking About The Black Experience

Host Michel Martin hosts a roundtable discussion on the new poll titled 'African American Lives Today.' Author Gil Robertson, regular parenting contributor Dani Tucker, Howard University Professor Ivory Toldson, and blogger Danielle Belton discuss relationships, money, health and more.
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What Do We Know About 'African American Lives Today?'

A new survey from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health details people's attitudes towards relationships, finances, families, health and discrimination. Host Michel Martin is joined by Matt Thompson of NPR's Code Switch team to discuss the poll's results.

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