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Ah, Wilderness! Nature Hike Could Unlock Your Imagination

Communing with nature has long helped artists get their creative juices flowing. A neuroscientist wondered how backpacking trips without any electronic devices might change the way people solved problems.
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Identifying And Treating Severe Mental Illness

The vast majority of mentally ill people are not a danger to themselves or society, but for those who are, treatment is critical. Diane and her guests discuss the challenge of identifying and treating severe mental illness.


We're Living Longer, But Not All That Healthier

A fresh look at what makes people sick around the world finds that life expectancy has ticked up in the past 20 years. But people aren't necessarily in the best of health during those extra years. Chronic problems, like depression and pain, are on the rise.
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Anne Arundel Student Dies From Suspected Meningitis Case

Parents of students at Glen Burnie High School in Anne Arundel County have been notified after a student at the school died of an apparently case of bacteria meningitis.


Caution: Walking Under The Influence Of Mobile Devices

Nearly a third of pedestrians crossing some of Seattle's most dangerous intersections were doing something distracting at the same time. People texting were four times more likely to cross the street without looking both ways.
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Living With Migraine And The Search For New Treatments (Rebroadcast)

As scientists learn more about the cause of migraines, doctors and patients have their sights on better medication. Living with migraines and the search for new treatments.

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D.C. Law Provides Protection For Overdose Victims

A new law in D.C. would provide some immunity for people who call 911 to report a drug overdose. City officials are hoping the law will help reduce the number of deaths from overdoses.


What Killed Him? A 'Verbal Autopsy' Can Answer

In many parts of the world, there aren't enough doctors around to do post-mortems. Answers to a few questions can help a computer deduce what killed someone when an autopsy can't be done. The results can help guide decisions about public health.