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Boston ER Doctor Finds Marathon Memories Hard To Shake

At Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Leana Wen cared for people hurt by the bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon finish line. She worried that the next patient she treated would turn out to be her husband. Ten days later, the sounds of sirens still shake her.
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Paul Farmer: "To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation"

Diane speaks with renowned physician and social activist Paul Farmer. In his latest book, he encourages young people to tackle the greatest challenges of our times, from global health and poverty to climate change.

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The Growing Demand For Home Health Aides

As baby boomers age, the demand for home health aides is on the rise: What the shortage of caregivers means for patients, their families and the home health care industry.

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Howard Prof Relies On 'Green Chemistry' To Improve Drugs

Joseph Fortunak teaches chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences at Howard University, and is working to make life-saving medicines more available and sustainable for African countries.

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In Wake Of Boston Attack, Local Muslims Haven't Felt Blowback

When it was discovered that the two perpetrators of the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon advocated radical Islam, some local Muslims worried about a potential response on area religious communities.

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Family Doctors Consider Dropping Birth Control Training Rule

But reproductive health advocates says there's a big problem with leaving contraception training out: Many residency programs these days are run by religious hospitals that don't believe in contraception.
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A Tale Of Mice And Medical Research, Wiped Out By A Superstorm

When Superstorm Sandy flooded lower Manhattan last year, thousands of lab animals drowned and many scientists lost months or even years of work. The specialty animals can be very difficult to replace, but researchers say the loss of animal life is emotionally devastating and difficult to get over.

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