Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are displayed at an exhibition on Jan. 28 in Brazil. The mosquitoes can be carriers of the Zika virus. Several cases of the virus have spread to Puerto Rico.
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January 30, 2016 An epidemiologist says the island has been lucky so far, but needs to stop the virus at its source — where mosquitoes breed.
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December 3, 2015 It's not surprising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sees more and more landlines disappear. But who knew wireless-only households were into risky behavior? A CDC researcher explains.
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June 6, 2013 Doctors say 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan has only weeks to live if she doesn't get new lungs. Federal rules give priority to older patients. A judge has ordered that the rules be temporarily suspended, moving her up the waiting list.
May 23, 2013 A trend that was interrupted in 2006 and 2007 has resumed: Fewer girls are getting pregnant.
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March 27, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, how the Trayvon Martin case has changed the conversation about race. In the second hour, Supreme Court arguments over President Obama's Affordable Care Act, and a look back at the legendary career of basketball head coach Pat Summitt.
March 26, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the role of nuclear weapons, and Rep. Dennis Baxley explains whether his sponsored Stand Your Ground law applies to Trayvon Martin's case. In the second hour, Dr. Ira Byock on transforming end of life care, and Supreme Court hearings on health care.
March 21, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie recaps the week in politics, and C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb talks about the future of C-SPAN and why he's stepping down. In the second hour, the evolution of the NFL quarterback, and the effectiveness of aspirin as a prevention drug.
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