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Alzheimer's Disease Underdiagnosed In Indian Country

A Native American family that sees Alzheimer's disease as a natural part of life may be less likely to reach for resources that could help, say Arizona mental health workers. They hope to change that.
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Politics In The News: The Primary Brackets

With five weeks to go before the Iowa primaries, we learn more about the state of play in the GOP presidential field. When you think about it, the primaries are a lot like football playoffs.
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Paid Family Leave Gains Ground For Private, Public Sector Workers

This was a big year in paid leave policies, especially among private firms. Some cities and states also passed bills to expand parental leave ahead of Congress, which is considering the Family Act.
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Training The Immune System To Fight Cancer Has 19th-Century Roots

When Jimmy Carter said his advanced melanoma was gone, he credited immunotherapy, treatments that harness the immune system to fight cancer cells. This idea dates back to a 19th-century doctor.
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President Obama Has A Question For His Successor

The president has conducted a few interviews of his own recently, so NPR asked him: What does he want to ask the next president?
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Watch President Obama Put A Question To The Candidates For His Job

In an interview with NPR, President Obama talks about interviewing people he finds extraordinary and about what question he'd pose to the people who want to succeed him in the White House.
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Childhood Asthma Rates Level Off, But Racial Disparities Remain

For the first time in decades, the number of children with asthma isn't increasing, federal scientists report. But cases continue to rise among African-American children and poor children.
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Stuck In A Brooklyn Shelter, Mother Of 3 Struggles To Find A Home

Shakira Crawford, a single mother in New York City, struggles to find a landlord who will accept her city voucher to pay rent.
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As Justice Department Opens Investigation, New Police Shootings In Chicago

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with WBEZ reporter Linda Lutton to give us the latest on the Chicago police shootings.
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Doctor Behind 'Concussion' Wanted To 'Enhance The Lives' Of Football Players

Dr. Bennet Omalu's discovery of a new degenerative brain disease among football players inspired a movie-and the wrath of the NFL.

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