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The Cheesecake Factory, A Recipe For Health Care?

Renee Montagne talks Dr. Atul Gawande about his article in the upcoming issue of The New Yorker, about whether the health care industry can learn something about service delivery and controlling costs from a restaurant chain.

In British Emergency Room, 'There's No Card To Show; There Are No Bills'

If the London Olympics opening ceremony's tribute to the National Health Service is any indication, Brits are pleased with their health care system. But what would greet an American at a hospital in the U.K.?

Vitamin D Deficiency In Sick Kids Could Make Them Sicker

Researchers say vitamin D deficiency is common among kids who are very ill. They also found that kids without enough vitamin D were more likely to be in the hospital longer than other kids.

What We Know About Treating Brain Disorders

The human brain contains around 100,000,000,000 nerve cells and research has given us insight into how they connect to form memories and control emotion. Much less is known about how the brain responds to injury or disease.

Help For 'Tubies' In Jefferson City, Mo.

The Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation was started in 2010 and aims to educate and support parents of tube feeding children.
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Respecting The Heat In High School Sports

Growing concern over sports practices in extreme heat is changing the look of high school team workouts this summer and fall. Kojo explores new rules on when student athletes can wear full padding and when they need an ice bath to cool down.