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To Help Women Worldwide, 'Walk In Their Shoes'

Ritu Sharma, the president of the nonprofit Women Thrive Worldwide, spends time each year living and working with underprivileged women in order to better understand their lives. She hopes to help lift women and children out of poverty by influencing U.S policy.
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Challenges In Accessing Healthcare For Hispanics

NPR's "Sick in America" survey found that many Americans are unhappy with the healthcare system. Among those who had a recent serious healthcare experience, nearly half said a lack of cultural understanding was a factor in their treatment. Host Michel Martin takes a closer look at the data for Hispanics with NPR's Richard Knox.
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After DOJ Ruling, Finding Homes For Arlington's Disabled

Arlington County health officials are preparing to build a number of new group homes for people with intellectual disabilities after a ruling from the Department of Justice is forcing several larger institutions to close. 

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Bloomberg Aims To Take Gulp Out Of Sugary Drinks With Ban On Big Ones

New York City's mayor wants to block sales of sugary drinks larger than 16 fluid ounces. It's his latest idea about making his city healthier. Is it a good one?
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As Psychiatric Wards Close, Patients Languish In Emergency Rooms

A study found psychiatric patients waited an average of 11.5 hours in hospital emergency rooms before being treated or released. That's in part because many hospitals have decided it's not economically viable to keep psychiatric wards open.

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