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4:21 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

New York Announces Crackdown On Nail Salons

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 2:57 pm

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4:07 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Family Doctors Who Do More, Save More

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 2:10 pm

Is a good family doctor one who treats your knee pain and manages your recovery from heart surgery? Or is it one who refers you to an orthopedist and a cardiologist?

Those are questions at the heart of a debate about primary care – one with serious health and financial implications.

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Health
3:42 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Low, Middle Income Workers Most Vulnerable To Loss Of Obamacare Subsidies

More than 80 percent of the people getting federal subsidies to defray the cost of their monthly health insurance premiums have jobs, statistics suggest. And many are middle class.
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Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 8:00 pm

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3:42 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Tales From 3 Louisianans Who Got Subsidized Health Insurance

Sheron Bazille pays $219.01 a month for her health insurance. She knows the amount down to the penny.
Jeff Cohen/WNPR

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 2:11 pm

The politics of the Affordable Care Act in the state of Louisiana aren't subtle: The law isn't popular.

The state was part of the lawsuit to strike down Obamacare in 2012; it didn't expand Medicaid and has no plans to. Louisiana also didn't set up its own marketplace to sell health insurance.

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The Salt
1:11 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

No One's Talking About What The Pacific Trade Deal Means For Diets

A food market in Singapore in 2012. The U.S. government says that American farmers can help "fill the void" being created by rising demand for meat in countries like Singapore through the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Allie Caulfield/Flickr

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 6:23 pm

If you think trade deals are just about business, think again. They can also have a sweeping effect on how people eat. Take all those avocados, watermelon and cervezas from Mexico we now consume, and the meat and feed corn for livestock we send there in exchange.

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NPR Story
4:05 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Ebola Outbreak Is Over In Liberia, Continues In Sierra Leone, Guinea

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 7:30 pm

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2:23 am
Mon May 11, 2015

For Headaches, A Lifestyle Change May Be Better Than A Doctor Visit

Keith Negley for NPR

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 4:07 pm

Terri Bradford has suffered debilitating headaches all her life. Some days the pain is so bad, she says, "By 11 o'clock in the morning, I'm on the couch in a darkened room with my head packed in ice."

Over the years, Bradford, who is 50 years old and lives in Bedford, Mass., has searched desperately for pain relief. She's been to the doctor countless times for countless tests. "Everything I've had, I've had twice," she says. "I've had two spinal taps; I've had so many nerve blocks I've lost count."

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Health
4:18 pm
Sun May 10, 2015

Will Pregnancy Tests In Alaska Bars Dissuade Moms-To-Be From Drinking?

A free pregnancy test dispenser hangs next to a condom dispenser in the women's restroom at the Peanut Farm bar in Anchorage.
Anne Hillman/KSKA

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 12:34 pm

"Remember the last time you had sex? Were you drinking? Alcohol use during pregnancy can cause lifelong problems for the child."

That's part of the warning on a poster in the women's bathroom at the Peanut Farm bar in Anchorage. It depicts the silhouette of a pregnant woman guzzling straight from a bottle. And it's affixed to a pregnancy test dispenser hanging on the wall.

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Shots - Health News
4:57 am
Sun May 10, 2015

Can Volleyball Fight Crime? East Palo Alto Says, 'Game On'

In a FIT zone at Bell Street Park in East Palo Alto, Calif., friends from the neighborhood now gather regularly to play volleyball.
Jeremy Raff/KQED

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 1:01 pm

Sia Kailahi is a tough-looking amateur boxer with dark eyeliner and tattoo-covered arms, but today her boxing gloves are off. She tosses up a volleyball and smacks a serve over a net.

A dozen people, laughing, keep the ball airborne at Bell Street Park in East Palo Alto, Calif. The park sits right next to a freeway exit in a city that has significant crime, despite being surrounded by affluent communities and technology companies. This park has a history as an easy stop-off point for buying and selling drugs.

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Children's Health
5:50 pm
Sat May 9, 2015

Boosting Education For Babies And Their Parents

A group of mothers and infants celebrate a recent graduation from the Harlem Children's Zone Baby College program.
Marty Lipp Courtesy of Harlem Children's Zone

Originally published on Sun May 10, 2015 11:20 pm

The Harlem Children's Zone is a nonprofit known for its innovative, multifaceted approach to ending the cycle to poverty. It's garnered kudos from President Obama and philanthropists like William Louis-Dreyfus, who recently announced he would donate up to $50 million to the organization.

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