Health

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October 1, 2014 | NPR · Diagnosing and treating Ebola isn’t so hard, health workers say; hospitals across the U.S. should be ready. But initial symptoms, such as fever and headache, can look the same as other illnesses.
 

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October 1, 2014 | NPR · It has been a year since Obamacare launched with a difficult start. Now, supporters are confident about the program’s future. But critics say it’s too early to gauge its success.
 

October 1, 2014 | NPR · When given their choice of contraceptives for free, almost three-quarters of sexually active teenage girls chose long-acting options like the IUD or hormonal implants, a study finds.
 

October 1, 2014 | NPR · Robert Siegel talks to Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplace rollout.
 

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October 1, 2014 | KHN · A proton beam therapy center in Indiana is closing, and insurers are reluctant to cover the treatment for common cancers. But plans for three new proton therapy centers for the D.C. area are still on.
 

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October 1, 2014 | ProPublica · Royalty and licensing payments accounted for almost a third of the amount paid to doctors by drug and device companies. The total exceeded the amount spent on speeches, consulting and meals.
 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · A wearable PET scanner and lasers that could control individual brain circuits are among the projects funded by a $46 million federal effort to accelerate research on the human brain.
 

September 30, 2014 | ProPublica · A federal website set to go live Tuesday will disclose drug and device companies’ ties to doctors. The release marks a milestone, but could be misleading for patients checking up on their doctors.
 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · In writing her new book On Immunity, Eula Biss found that questions about vaccination touch on attitudes about environmentalism, citizenship and trust in the government.
 

September 29, 2014 | ProPublica · American doctors received at least $1.4 billion in payments from drug companies last year. What did the companies get for their money?
 

 

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News

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October 2, 2014 | NPR · America’s classrooms are seeing a surge of kids from Central America who crossed into the U.S. illegally. Educating them is expensive, and one school in New Orleans is scrambling to cover the costs.
 

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October 2, 2014 | NPR · As protesters crowd around the territory’s administrative headquarters, China’s state media is also warning of “chaos” if the demonstrators go further.
 

October 2, 2014 | NPR · The urban oasis boasts about 170,000 different types of microbes, recent dirt samples show. That diversity is comparable to a tropical rainforest. Plus, about 2,000 species are found only in the park.
 

Arts & Life

October 2, 2014 | NPR · The list, which picks five promising writers under 35 years old, includes Phil Klay, an Iraq War veteran longlisted for this year’s National Book Award. Also: An unpublished Bond story gets new life.
 

October 2, 2014 | NPR · Robin Talley’s new young adult novel about the first group of kids to desegregate Southern schools combines hard truths about the civil rights struggle with a thrilling, head-over-heels love story.
 

October 2, 2014 | NPR · In a new memoir, New York Times Op-Ed columnist Charles Blow opens up about abuse he has suffered, and inflicted in his life. He tells Michel Martin why he told his story in Fire Shut Up in My Bones.
 

Music

Academy of Ancient Music
October 1, 2014 | WQXR · Stream a live Carnegie Hall concert of Bach’s four orchestral suites, played by the superb Academy of Ancient Music, led by Richard Egarr.
 

Courtesy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
October 1, 2014 | NPR · Hear a live performance by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under their electrifying conductor Riccardo Muti, in a thrilling program of Debussy, Mendelssohn and Scriabin.
 

Kristine Hoebermann
October 1, 2014 | WQXR · Hear the beloved American baritone sing a new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon in this recital with pianist Wolfram Rieger.
 

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