Monday, August 20, 2018

NPR News: Vacation Days Piling Up? Here's How To Get The Most Out Of A Short Vacation

Vacation Days Piling Up? Here's How To Get The Most Out Of A Short Vacation
Americans forfeited about 200 million days of paid vacation leave last year. And many U.S. workers now take shorter, partial week vacations. But even a mini-break can be good for your health.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

NPR News: Why Hospitals Are Getting Into The Real Estate Business

Why Hospitals Are Getting Into The Real Estate Business
These days hospitals are looking for ways to improve health in their communities to prevent illness and control costs. One hospital in Ohio decided that health might start with affordable housing.

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NPR News: Mountain Gets A Downgrade To A Hill

Mountain Gets A Downgrade To A Hill
A mountain in Wales has been downgraded to a hill after a new satellite survey.

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NPR News: Oil And Gas Drilling Could Endanger U.S. Archaeological Sites

Oil And Gas Drilling Could Endanger U.S. Archaeological Sites
A loophole in Pennsylvania law lets companies drill oil and gas wells in farms and fields where Native American and Colonial artifacts are buried.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

NPR News: Should You Get That Scan? Your Doctor Might Not Be Great At Helping You Decide

Should You Get That Scan? Your Doctor Might Not Be Great At Helping You Decide
In a new study, researchers found that doctors are better at explaining the benefits of a common cancer screening that its potential downsides. But overtesting comes with risks and costs of its own.

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NPR News: Eyeliner On Spiders: It's For Science

Eyeliner On Spiders: It's For Science
NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks with University of Florida scientist Lisa Taylor about her lab's use of human makeup in experiments about spider coloration and mating.

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NPR News: 'Ticker' And Building An Artificial Heart

'Ticker' And Building An Artificial Heart
NPR's Jennifer Ludden speak with author Mimi Swartz about her new book, Ticker. It tells the story of the quest to build an artificial heart.

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