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    NASA's Use of Private Space Companies

    Jeff Foust talked about the June 28, 2015, explosion of the commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which was full of supplies, 139 seconds after liftoff and the larger issue of NASA using…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Are bans on junk food effective?” Mary Clare Jalonick, speaking by phone, talked about the Food and Drug…

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    Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention in Cuba

    Cuban Public Health Minister Dr. Roberto Morales talked about his country’s efforts to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STD), including HIV. In addition…

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    Positive Train Control

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the status of positive train control (PTC) implementation on U.S. railroad networks by the December 31, 2015, deadline. PTC describes the…

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    Takata Air Bag Recall

    A Senate committee hearing was held to obtain an update on the recall of defective automobile airbags manufactured by Takata and the role of the National Highway Traffic Safety…

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    State Plans for Health Care Subsidies

    Michael Leavitt talked about his report on states' possible contingency plans if the Supreme Court rules against the administration in the King v. Burwell case on federal health care…

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    Interview with Dr. Damon Tweedy

    Dr. Damon Tweedy talked about his book, Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine. He was interviewed at BookExpo America, the publishing…

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    Book Discussion on Sick from Freedom

    Jim Downs talked about his book Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering During the Civil War and Reconstruction. “The Medical Crisis of Emancipation” was a…

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    Country of Origin Labeling

    Spencer Chase talked about House legislation that would repeal the current country of origin labeling for beef, pork, and poultry products sold in the U.S. and the response the action has…

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    Medicare Fraud

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, and other government officials held a press conference at the Department of Justice to announce the…

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    Wall Street Journal CFO Conference, Health Care Costs

    Panelists talked about prescription drugs and whether costs for the Affordable Care Act were rising.  They spoke at a day-long Wall Street Journal CFO Network forum. The…

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    Child Nutrition Assistance

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified on rules and regulations for child nutrition programs. The Health, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was set to expire on September 30, 2015. The…

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    Health Care for September 11 Victims

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Director John Howard testified at a hearing on the bill to reauthorize the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11th…

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    Veterans Suicide Risk

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the heavy reliance on medication by veterans and the possible adverse effects of opioid therapy, including the risk of suicide.

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    Veterans and Health Care Contracts

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the procurement of non-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care services for former soldiers who usually receive medical care from VA…

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    President Obama Remarks on the Affordable Care Act

    President Obama was the keynote speaker at the Catholic Health Association’s annual membership assembly. He spoke about the future of health care and the impact on the Affordable…

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    Drug Shortages in the U.S

    Peter Loftus talked about his Wall Street Journal article on the impact on patient health of growing drug shortages in the U.S.

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    Advancements in Cancer Treatment

    Dr. James Doroshow talked about the National Cancer Institute’s nationwide trial of cancer treatments using DNA sequencing, as well as other advancements in the research and…

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    Book Discussion on The Birth of the Pill

    Jonathan Eig talked about his book, The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution. He spoke with Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich. “Jonathan…

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    Takata Airbag Recall

    David Shepardson talked about the latest in a consumer recall involving Takata airbags, which affects nearly 34 million vehicles. He also discussed the health of the U.S. auto…

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