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Hospital Team Works To Keep Kids With HIV Healthy

Washington, D.C. has dramatically lowered its number of babies born with HIV thanks to better screening and medical advances, but teams of medical professionals are still working to treat hundreds of children infected with the virus.

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Cognitive Disability Complicates Search And Rescue

People diagnosed with conditions including autism, Alzheimer's and dementia often wander. Dean King of Outside Magazine, Robert Koester of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, and Dr. James Harris talk about why, and the challenges of search and rescue missions to find them.
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What Makes A Shooter Snap?

Last week's rampage at a Colorado movie theater has left many looking for answers about how people can commit such deadly acts of violence. Host Michel Martin speaks with Dave Cullen, journalist and author of Columbine, and psychiatrist Dr. Carl Bell about what we conclusions we should be careful not to draw in the aftermath of the Colorado shooting.
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Traditional Outreach Sidesteps HIV-Positive Latinos

Host Michel Martin discusses HIV and AIDS within the Latino community in the United States with Jesus Aguais of AID for AIDS International, which promotes prevention and treatment for Latin American patients. Also, Alicia Wilson, the Executive Director of La Clinica del Pueblo.
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Cargill Warns Of Salmonella-Tainted Ground Beef In Latest Recall

At least two people have been hospitalized in a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak tied to ground beef from a Pennsylvania Cargill beef plant. The company is warning consumers to check packages in their freezers before consuming ground beef.

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