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Hospital Settles Lawsuit By Thousands Of Women Over Exam Photos

The Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that includes more than 7,000 women.
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What The Odds Fail To Capture When A Health Crisis Hits

Making health decisions based on the odds can be an extremely difficult thing to do when you're a patient, even for people who study the science of how we make decisions.
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High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health

People who graduate from high school are healthier than people who drop out. To find out why, researchers looked at whether students who got into top charter schools were avoiding health risks.
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Straightening Sisay's Spine: A Twist Of Fate Saves A Boy's Life

Thousands of children in Ethiopia suffer from scoliosis so severe that humps grow from their backs. After two spinal surgeries, one little boy now hopes he'll be able to play soccer with his friends.
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Protecting Athletes: Concussions

Kojo explores steps professional and amateur sports organizations are taking, and not taking, to protect athletes from severe head injuries.

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Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems

It's been tough to identify the problems that only turn up after medicines are on the market. An experimental project is now combing through data to get earlier, more accurate warnings.
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Fitness Trainer Shaun T: 'I Understand Why You Feel Weak'

Shaun Thompson, the man behind hit fitness programs Insanity and Hip Hop Abs, says he got his big break after he gained the strength to leave an abusive relationship and pursue his dreams.
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Lawmakers Look To Protect Whistleblowers After Veterans Affairs Scandal

Problems at Veterans Affairs could have been identified and resolved sooner, say Senate lawmakers, if there was a culture that encouraged whistleblowing from below.

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A Nasty Weed May Have Helped Ancient Humans Keep Their Teeth

Archaeologists have found that for a period of about 7,000 years, people were eating a weed that may have helped them avoid cavities. (This story originally aired on All Things Considered on July 16.)
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As Polar Icebox Shrinks, Infectious Pathogens Move North

Science writer Chris Solomon tells NPR's Arun Rath that global warming has caused an influx of new diseases in animals that could eventually spread to humans.

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