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Gynecologists Question Use Of Robotic Surgery For Hysterectomies

Hysterectomy are among the most common surgical procedures for women. With the advent of surgical robots, more doctors and women are opting for that approach. Does a robot, which costs more, make it better?
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D.C. Pharmacies A Quagmire For Non-English Speakers

For District residents who don't speak English, purchasing medicine at area pharmacies can be prohibitively difficult.

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Area Teens Cautioned Against Taking 'Cinnamon Challenge'

An Internet fad has led several area teenagers to the hospital, which has led medical experts to caution that it could be hazardous to peoples' health.


The Warts That Bind Your Family And Friends

Children who got warts were more likely to have school classmates and relatives with warts. But going swimming, using public showers and going barefoot had little effect on whether a kid had warts or not.

As Injuries Rise, More Calls to Refuse The 'Cinnamon Challenge'

The game, if you want to call it that, involves trying to quickly swallow a spoonful of ground cinnamon without the benefit of anything to wash it down. It's practically impossible. Coughing, gagging and choking are typical reactions.

What Drives Some Young Muslim Men To Violence?

It's been a week since the Boston Marathon bombing, and people are still wondering why they happened. Media sources have suggested possible motivations, like the suspects turning to radical Islam. Host Michel Martin gets perspective on how young Muslims are reacting to this case, and how Islamic extremists are spotted. She hears from AbdelRahman Murphy, a youth director at a Tennessee mosque; and Mohamed Elibiary, who works with radicalized Muslim youth.