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    Food and Climate Change

    Speakers talked about food policy, sustainability, and climate change. Christiana Wyly talked about water and land resources used for livestock and argued that climate change can be…

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    Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment

    Secretary Sylvia Burwell briefed reporters on the annual health care open enrollment process, and responded to questions on the implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

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    CDC Conference Call on Ebola with Dr. Thomas Frieden

    Dr. Thomas Frieden held a press conference call the day after returning from a week in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where he spoke with patients and staff; met with many of…

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    Cancer Innovation

    Cancer treatment experts and advocates urged Congress to provide new support for cancer research. They presented a new initiative called Project Innovation, based on a recently issued…

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    Cancer Research

    Drs. Francis Collins and Ronald DePinho talked about the state of cancer research, the process of converting scientific discoveries into drug therapies, and how close a cure may…

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    Yochi Dreazen on The Invisible Front

    Yochi Dreazen talked about his book, The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War, about two brothers who died while serving with the U.S. Army, one by a roadside bomb in…

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    Book Discussion on Organic

    Peter Laufer talked about his book Organic: A Journalist’s Quest to Discover the Truth behind Food Labeling, in which he investigates the truth behind food labels. In his book,…

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    Economic Struggles of the Middle Class

    Jim Tankersley talked about his Washington Post series about the economic stagnation affecting the U.S. middle class and what steps leaders could take to end it. He responded to…

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    Purdue University Psychoactive Substances Research Collection

    Stephanie Schmitz talked about Purdue University’s Psychoactive Substances Research Collection. The collection includes rare books and medical research on the use of psychoactive…

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    Census Report on Child Well-Being

    Lynda Laughlin and Kristin Moore talked about a Census Bureau report on child well-being that examines childcare, family structure, childhood poverty, and school performance. br/ This…

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    Affordable Care Act and Medical Device Tax

    Mark Leahey, president of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association, talked about the impact of the medical device tax included in the Affordable Care Act. Topics included potential…

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    Brain Cancer Prevalence in the U.S.

    David Arons talked about the prevalence of brain cancer in the U.S. His National Brain Tumor Society organization estimated that over 688,000 Americans have brain tumors, with 138,000…

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    Young v. United Parcel Service Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Young v. United Parcel Service, on whether the United Parcel Service’s decision to put a pregnant employee on unpaid leave instead of…

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    Federal Buddget and the 2016 Presidential Campaign

    Former Senators Bob Kerrey (D-NE) and Jack Danforth (R-MO) talked about Congress and the federal budget. Twenty years ago both were members of a bipartisan commission examining Social…

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    Ebola Vaccine Research

    Dr. Anthony Fauci and others talked about efforts to develop a vaccine against the Ebola virus.

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    Chemical Facility Security

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials testified on chemical facility security. In 2013, President Obama, in response…

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    Book Discussion on The Chain

    Ted Genoways talked about his book, The Chain: Farm, Factory, ad the Fate of Our Food, in which he discusses the state of the American meatpacking industry. In the book, he takes an…

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    Mental Health Services and Funding

    Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) talked about the December 14, 2012, shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and the need to enhance mental health services. He also discussed funding cuts in the…

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    Genetically Modified Food

    Witnesses testified at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of genetically modified food ingredients.

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    Health Care Law Enrollment

    Witnesses testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about enrollment issues with the Affordable Care Act’s Healthcare.gov website. Jonathan Gruber, a…

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