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Before Michelle Obama, There Was Ella Jenkins

Singer Ella Jenkins has been entertaining and educating children for more than 50 years. She's been dubbed the 'First Lady of Children's Music' and was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ella Jenkins about her career and new album Get Moving with Ella Jenkins.
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Did Penicillin, Rather Than The Pill, Usher In Age Of Love?

Before penicillin was found to be effective against syphilis during World War II, sex brought with it the risk of syphilis, an disease that can cause blindness, dementia and paralysis. An economist argues that treatment was a key factor in the sexual revolution.
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To Maximize Weight Loss, Eat Early in The Day, Not Late

In a Spanish study, overweight people who ate most of their calories before 3 p.m. lost significantly more weight than their counterparts who were nighttime eaters. So watch those calorific midnight snacks.
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Keep Calm And Carry On, Except When It Comes To Cancer

That famous stiff upper lip has carried the Brits through tough times, but it can be a risky trait when it comes to health. An international survey finds the British often delay seeking help for serious symptoms of cancer because they're embarrassed or worried about wasting the doctor's time.
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Hey, Kid, You Could Be A 'Disaster Hero'

The American College of Emergency Physicians and FEMA are hoping to teach children what to do before, during, and after disasters using their online game, Disaster Hero.
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Raw Beef Kibbeh Blamed In Salmonella Outbreak. Is Steak Tartare Next?

Is eating raw meat worth risking diarrhea or worse? A recent Salmonella outbreak makes us wonder about the trend toward consuming beef that's undercooked or not cooked at all.

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