Health

October 30, 2014 | NPR · One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.
 

October 30, 2014 | KHN · A 78-year-old Vermont woman has won the latest skirmish in her long-running battle with Medicare. The agency agreed to pay for home health care coverage even though she remains disabled.
 

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October 30, 2014 | KWGS · A young doctor put on a protective suit so he could examine a man who might be sick with SARS. It was hard to tell who was more frightened: the doctor or the patient.
 

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October 29, 2014 | WABE · The same Atlanta hospital that treated the first U.S. Ebola patient in August discharged its fourth patient Tuesday. All survived. Patients in isolation need extra emotional support, the team says.
 

October 28, 2014 | WCPN · Home health care aides often toil for low pay and in jobs without benefits, including health insurance. A million more home health care workers will be needed to meet demand over the next decade.
 

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October 28, 2014 | KHN · Many insurers are restricting access to new drugs that are easier to take and that promise higher cure rates because the price tags can run $95,000 or more.
 

October 28, 2014 | NPR · Once young adults started getting coverage through their parents, they started getting checkups more often, a study finds. But they still may need help filling a prescription.
 

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October 27, 2014 | NPR · A legally blind woman who has led a fight to make Medicare pay for care even when patients’ medical conditions don’t improve is in court to get Medicare payment for her own home care.
 

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October 27, 2014 | OPB · When patient and doctor don’t speak the same language, it’s not enough to have an ad hoc interpreter. You need an adult fluent in both languages — who can also cut through medical jargon.
 

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October 26, 2014 | NPR · “When I first saw him he had a little bit of eye movement and that was really the only way he could communicate,” says Eric Sellers, who helped a patient use a brain-computer interface to communicate.
 

 

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News

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October 30, 2014 | NPR · Police say Frein opened fire on two state troopers at the Pocono Mountains more than a month ago. He was described as a survivalist.
 

American Red Cross
October 30, 2014 | NPR · An NPR investigation revealed how the emergency organization funneled its resources away from storm victims to create an “illusion of mass care.” The Red Cross tells PBS NewsHour that’s not true.
 

Orlando Sentinel
October 30, 2014 | NPR · Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.
 

Arts & Life

October 30, 2014 | NPR · Michel Faber’s best-seller, The Crimson Petal and the White, captured the feel of Victorian London. His latest is a literary science-fiction tale that might disappoint hard core sci-fi fans.
 

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October 30, 2014 | NPR · For Halloween, NPR movie critic Bob Mondello remembers scaring up some frights from his first job at a movie theater.
 

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October 30, 2014 | NPR · Is it safe to park on the street, or are you risking a ticket? The more signs there are, the more confusing that question gets. Designer Nikki Sylianteng has found a way to help.
 

Music

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October 30, 2014 | NPR · The song is the exuberant sound of a novice exploring the possibilities of alternative electronic dance music with no real rule book or manual at his disposal.
 

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October 30, 2014 | NPR · Hear a live set from the banjo master, who’s long been expanding the instrument’s possibilities.
 

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October 30, 2014 | NPR · Swift has received accolades and damnation mostly for her image or the messages she supposedly sends, which must be irritating for a musician so clearly devoted to perfecting her techniques.
 

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