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    Physician Assisted Suicide Laws

    Mickey MacIntyre and Kelly Buckland talked about laws in several states allowing medical professionals to assist patients who choose to end their lives.

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    Alcohol-Related Birth Disorders

    Susan Carlson, former first lady of Minnesota, talked about a recent study on drinking and drug use among pregnant teens. She discussed her experiences as a juvenile court justice, the…

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    Federal Funding Alzheimer's Research

    Robert Egge talked about the future of Alzheimer’s and federal funding for research on the disease. He also discussed how Medicare spending would be affected by the expected rise…

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    Book Discussion on Possibilities

    Turner Simkins talked about his book, Possibilities: Perseverance, Grace, and the Story of One Family’s Life With Leukemia, about his son, Brennan, who was diagnosed with a rare…

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    Avian Influenza Response

    Federal and state-level agriculture researchers testified on their agencies' response to the 2014-15 avian influenza outbreak that killed an estimated 48 million edible fowl in the U.S.…

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    Defense Department Anthrax Shipments

    Officials from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Government Accountability Office (GAO), and Departments of Defense and Health and Human Services testified about live anthrax specimens…

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    Cost of Alzheimer's Disease

    Panels of senators, medical experts, caregivers, and advocates took part in discussions on the social, financial, and scientific aspects of treating Alzheimer’s disease.…

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    Book Discussion on The Theft of Memory

    Jonathan Kozol talked about his book The Theft of Memory, in which he remembers the life of his father, Harry Kozol, a neuropsychiatrist who self-diagnosed his Alzheimer’s…

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    Diabetes Research

    Medical professionals from the National Institutes of Health and the University of Missouri as well as diabetes patients and advocates testified on diabetes research and funding…

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    Avian Flu Threat

    Federal regulators, industry leaders, and researchers testified at a hearing on the economic and national security threats of avian flu to poultry farms and the general public. Avian…

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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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    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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    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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    Defense Department Anthrax Shipments

    Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and other department officials briefed reporters and responded to their questions on live anthrax specimens that were accidentally transferred to several…

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    Book Discussion on A Lucky Life Interrupted

    Tom Brokaw talked about his memoir, A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope, about being diagnosed with blood cancer and the year of treatment he received for it, which he chronicled in…

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    Military Response to Ebola

    Officials from four Defense Department organizations talked about the U.S. military response to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, and the research it has conducted on the deadly…

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    Improving Disease Treatment

    Dr. Francis Collins was among the three witnesses who updated the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on President Obama’s Precision Medicine…

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    Dare to Dream

    Dare to Dream was one of the first prize middle school winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by Anna Pinkerton and Elizabeth Budin,…

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    President Obama on Ebola Response in Africa

    President Obama spoke to reporters before a meeting with the Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Guinean President Alpha Condé, and Sierra Leonean President Ernest Bai Koroma about…

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    Diplomacy and Foreign Aid Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Ben Affleck, Bill Gates, and other witnesses testified at a hearing on diplomacy and foreign aid. They talked about the work being done in Africa, and the value of continuing to invest…

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