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Posted: 2020-01-22 18:25:00
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Wash. Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker discuss presidential rages, erratic decision-making and other troubling tendencies of the Trump presidency. Their new book is A Very Stable...
Posted: 2020-01-20 14:00:20
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Stevenson built a museum and monument in Alabama dedicated to slavery and its legacy. "We need to create institutions in this country that motivate more people to say 'Never again,' " he says.
Posted: 2020-01-20 10:02:24
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When NPR host Scott Simon was in his teens, he took a job in an assisted living facility in Chicago. "It really opened my eyes into seeing the world differently," he says.
Posted: 2020-01-19 13:02:43
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Isabel Allende On 'A Long Petal Of The Sea'
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Isabel Allende about her latest book, a sweeping historical novel titled A Long Petal of the Sea.
Posted: 2020-01-18 12:55:00
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ESPN's Howard Bryant On 'Full Dissidence'
NPR's Scott Simon speaks to ESPN senior writer — and regular Weekend Edition contributor — Howard Bryant about his new book, Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field.
Posted: 2020-01-18 12:55:00
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Javier Cercas On 'Lord Of All The Dead'
Javier Cercas talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his book about his great uncle who fought and died for Spanish dictator Francisco Franco.
Posted: 2020-01-17 18:20:00
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'Why Religion?' Asks 'How Hearts Can Heal' After Tragedy
Religion scholar Elaine Pagels lost her young son to terminal illness and her husband a year later in an accident. She spoke to Fresh Air in November 2018 about loss and faith.
Posted: 2020-01-14 19:15:39
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Book Details The 'Bottom-Feeders' And 'Fixers' Who Enabled Trump's Election
Reporters Joe Palazzolo and Michael Rothfeld won a Pulitzer for their investigation of Trump's 2016 hush money payments to Karen McDougal and porn star Stormy Daniels. Their new book is The Fixers.
Posted: 2020-01-13 21:22:00
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Former Export-Import Bank Chairman On How 'Trade Is Not A Four-Letter Word'
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Fred Hochberg, former chair of the Export-Import Bank, about his book Trade Is Not a Four-Letter Word: How Six Everyday Products Make the Case for Trade.
Posted: 2020-01-13 18:25:00
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'Wilmington's Lie' Author Traces The Rise Of White Supremacy In A Southern City
Journalist David Zucchino says Wilmington, N.C., was once a mixed-race community with a thriving black middle class. Then, in 1898, white supremacists staged a murderous coup that changed everything.

Posted: 2020-01-12 12:00:49
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More reasons to commit to a race: A new study shows that novice runners who take on a marathon significantly improved their heart health. We've got tips to get you started.
Posted: 2020-01-04 12:00:50
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A new book, The Joy of Movement, offers more motivation to exercise. It's not just about getting fit or looking good: Exercise can give you courage, pleasure, and better friendships.
Posted: 2019-12-31 15:26:10
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Joy can be cultivated. Hostility often masks depression. As one year ends and another begins, these six insights and tips from psychologists offer hope for a good new year.
Posted: 2019-12-27 10:00:27
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Opinion: Placenta-Eating Went Mainstream When Many Doctors Stopped Listening
Preparers of pills made from placental tissue have gained online momentum, claiming to support each new mom in her slog to recovery. A historian traces the trend to a mother's need to be heard.
Posted: 2019-11-28 10:09:00
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'Food Pharmacies' In Clinics: When The Diagnosis Is Chronic Hunger
It's hard to manage chronic conditions without a steady source of healthy food. That's why health care providers are setting up food pantries — right inside hospitals and clinics.
Posted: 2019-11-24 12:00:00
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Excess Weight Can Weaken The Flu Shot
Scientists have come to realize that flu vaccines are less effective for people who are overweight or obese. Now researchers are trying to figure out why and hope to develop better vaccines.
Posted: 2019-11-15 18:24:57
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Could 'Hidden Hunger' Be Conquered With A Particle The Size Of A Grain Of Salt?
To pack a healthier punch into staple foods like flour, researchers borrowed technology from the pharmaceutical industry.
Posted: 2019-11-15 10:00:22
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Why Even Universal Health Coverage Isn't Enough
As U.S. presidential candidates prep for their next debate, a doctor-to-be asks them, and us all, to remember that even universal access to health care won't fix other disparities that hurt health.
Posted: 2019-10-27 11:00:24
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Detroit Entrepreneurs Fight Food Insecurity With Lessons Of The Past
In 1968, a survey found that African Americans paid more money for lower-quality groceries and struggled for access to fresh food, among other inequalities. Today, those same battles persist.
Posted: 2019-10-15 09:01:00
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'Queer Gym' Empowers LGBTQ+ Clients, Both Physically And Mentally
A Massachusetts pop-up gym aims to strengthen the bodies and spirits of LGBTQ+ clients, who haven't always been made to feel comfortable in other workout spaces.

Posted: 2020-01-22 10:00:09
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A study this month showed giving extra social services to the neediest patients didn't reduce hospital readmissions. Now health advocates say that might not be the right measurement of success.
Posted: 2020-01-21 18:01:00
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The U. S. government this week is pondering how much the public needs to be told about funding decisions for lab research that could make risky viruses even worse.
Posted: 2020-01-21 10:06:30
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The for-profit hospice industry has grown, allowing more Americans to die at home. But few family members realize that "hospice care" still means they'll do most of the physical and emotional...
Posted: 2020-01-21 10:00:28
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Roe v. Wade: Settled Law Or Bad Precedent? States Prep For An Overturn
A Supreme Court case in March will test the new five-member conservative majority. If justices strike federal abortion protections, look for a state-by-state quilt of abortion "deserts" and "havens."
Posted: 2020-01-20 14:00:20
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Patients Still Struggle To Balance High Costs Of MS Treatment, Despite Generic
Drugs to treat multiple sclerosis can run $70,000 a year or more. Patients hoped competition from a generic version of one of the most popular brands would spur relief, but prices went up. Here's...
Posted: 2020-01-18 12:55:09
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Assessing The Injuries After Iranian Missile Attack
Eleven U.S. service members have been sent to hospitals abroad after suffering injuries in Iran's missile strike in Iraq. Scott Simon speaks to neuropsychiatrist Stephen Xenakis about what that...
Posted: 2020-01-16 17:14:00
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Sepsis Kills Millions More Worldwide Than Previously Estimated
Sepsis, or blood poisoning, arises when the body overreacts to an infection. An analysis finds that it may be involved in 20% of deaths worldwide, twice the proportion previously estimated.
Posted: 2020-01-16 10:06:10
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Scientists Sent Mighty Mice To Space To Improve Treatments Back On Earth
Forty mice spent more than a month in orbit to test two approaches to strengthening muscle and bone in microgravity conditions. The results could help people with muscle and bone diseases.
Posted: 2020-01-15 21:18:00
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Embryo Research To Reduce Need For In Vitro Fertilization Raises Ethical Concerns
Aiming to find a cheaper, easier way than IVF to ensure human embryos are healthy before implantation, researchers paid women to be inseminated, then flushed the embryos from their wombs for...
Posted: 2020-01-14 16:03:09
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FDA Approves Drugs Faster Than Ever, But Relies On Weaker Evidence, Researchers Find
Changes in the way the Food and Drug Administration reviews new medicines mean that there are more cures and treatments on the market. But there's also less proof the drugs are safe and effective.

Posted: 2020-01-16 17:14:00
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Sepsis, or blood poisoning, arises when the body overreacts to an infection. An analysis finds that it may be involved in 20% of deaths worldwide, twice the proportion previously estimated.
Posted: 2020-01-16 10:06:10
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Women with a history of depression and anxiety are at a higher risk of having a flair up during the time leading up to menopause. And getting doctors to take the issue seriously can be challenging.
Posted: 2020-01-15 10:03:13
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Nearly 1 in 7 women suffers from depression during pregnancy or postpartum. But very few get treatment. Doctors in Massachusetts have a new way to get them help.
Posted: 2020-01-13 10:04:01
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The Kratom Debate: Helpful Herb Or Dangerous Drug?
Some people struggling with opioid addiction who switched to kratom swear the herb salvaged their lives. But federal agencies and the brother of a man who died from his kratom use warn of its...
Posted: 2020-01-12 12:00:49
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Ready For Your First Marathon? Training Can Cut Years Off Your Cardiovascular Age
More reasons to commit to a race: A new study shows that novice runners who take on a marathon significantly improved their heart health. We've got tips to get you started.
Posted: 2020-01-11 12:00:41
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Feeling Artsy? Here's How Making Art Helps Your Brain
Making art is fun. But there's a lot more to it. It might serve an evolutionary purpose — and emerging research shows that it can help us process difficult emotions and tap into joy.
Posted: 2020-01-08 12:00:59
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Progress On Lung Cancer Drives Historic Drop In U.S. Cancer Death Rate
The U.S. cancer death rate dropped more than 2% between 2016 and 2017, the biggest single-year drop ever, according to the American Cancer Society. Better treatment for lung cancer is a factor.
Posted: 2020-01-04 12:00:50
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Hope, Happiness, And Social Connection: Hidden Benefits Of Regular Exercise
A new book, The Joy of Movement, offers more motivation to exercise. It's not just about getting fit or looking good: Exercise can give you courage, pleasure, and better friendships.
Posted: 2020-01-01 12:00:53
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For Healthy New Year's Habits, Learn From The World's Longest-Lived Peoples
A doctor's best advice for how to prevent illness: Keep it simple, and emulate the lifestyles of the healthiest people in the world.
Posted: 2019-12-31 15:26:10
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Start Fresh: 6 Tips For Mental Health In 2020
Joy can be cultivated. Hostility often masks depression. As one year ends and another begins, these six insights and tips from psychologists offer hope for a good new year.

Posted: 2020-01-15 21:18:00
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Aiming to find a cheaper, easier way than IVF to ensure human embryos are healthy before implantation, researchers paid women to be inseminated, then flushed the embryos from their wombs for...
Posted: 2020-01-13 21:36:08
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There's a growing global outcry over what critics call ''orphanage tourism." But some charities are proponents of volunteering in orphanages.
Posted: 2020-01-09 22:08:46
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The unanimous Montana Supreme Court decision found that religious institutions are not always obligated to report child sexual abuse to authorities due to an exemption in Montana state law.
Posted: 2020-01-08 10:00:58
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Stakes High For Democrats And Republicans In Bid To Rush ACA To Supreme Court
Both sides say they want the high court to quickly weigh in on a case that could invalidate the federal health law. Whatever the court decides will likely have consequences in 2020 elections.
Posted: 2020-01-07 20:56:07
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Over 900 Infants Died In One Hospital In India In 2019. What Went Wrong?
In December 10 children died within a 48-hour period — and that story made nationwide headlines. Politicians are casting blame — and the government is investigating.
Posted: 2020-01-07 18:42:00
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'Boys & Sex' Reveals That Young Men Feel 'Cut Off From Their Hearts'
Author Peggy Orenstein spoke to more than 100 young men of diverse backgrounds about sex, porn, gender and intimacy. Boys, she found, often lack "permission or space" to discuss their interior...
Posted: 2020-01-06 17:59:49
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'Scary Moms' Are Part Of The Citizen War Against Pollution In Pakistan
Environmental advocates in smog-choked Lahore say the Pakistani government has long downplayed the problem of air pollution. That might be changing.
Posted: 2020-01-01 15:27:47
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UNICEF Estimates 400,000 Babies Will Be Born On New Year's Day
Over half those births will happen in just eight countries, according to the U.N. agency.
Posted: 2019-12-31 19:19:01
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Reporters Pick Their Favorite Global Stories Of The Decade
The topics range from a ticking time bomb in the Arctic to the art of taking selfies in an ethical way. Here are the stories selected by our contributors.
Posted: 2019-12-31 15:26:10
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Start Fresh: 6 Tips For Mental Health In 2020
Joy can be cultivated. Hostility often masks depression. As one year ends and another begins, these six insights and tips from psychologists offer hope for a good new year.