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Dr. Ben Carson: Healthcare Is 'Upside Down'

Dr. Ben Carson is known for blazing trails in the neurological field - including breakthrough work separating conjoined twins. Now he's making waves for his political views. Host Michel Martin talks with Dr. Carson about the current state of healthcare in America and his upcoming speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
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Medical Trials Need More Diversity

According to the National Cancer Institute, African-Americans account for less than 10 percent of its clinical trial participants. That's despite being more likely than any other racial group to die of cancer. Host Michel Martin talks with Junius Hayes. He volunteered to be the first American participant to test a prostate cancer device.
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African-Americans Suffer From Vaccine Gap

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, African-American seniors are 30 percent less likely to get flu or pneumonia vaccines than white seniors. This could lead to more frequent hospital visits and even deaths. Host Michel Martin speaks with epidemiologist Mark Thompson, about why there's a vaccine gap.
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Forgiveness Isn't All It's Cracked Up To Be

You've probably heard that forgiveness reduces stress and can provide peace and closure. But Slate advice columnist Emily Yoffe says that's not always true. She tells host Michel Martin that sometimes it's better to cut ties, especially in the case of some abusive parents. Psychiatrist Richard Friedman also joins the conversation.
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In Ohio, Town Mourns Death Of Six Teens Killed In Crash

Eight young people were in an SUV when it flipped over a guardrail and into a pond. All were from Warren, Ohio. "It's going to be a rough week, a rough rest of the school year," says the local school superintendent.
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The Most Talked About Tech And Culture Trends At SXSW Interactive

Hardware is a hot topic this year at the Texas-based festival famous for launching startups like Twitter and Foursquare.
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Mass Transit Ridership At Highest Level In Decades

There were some 10.5 billion trips taken across the nation on mass transit last year, the second-highest number since 1957, according to the American Public Transportation Association, which keeps track of how many people ride buses, trains, subways and ferries.

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