Diet Aid Investigated in Death of Orioles Pitcher

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Heat exhaustion claimed the life of Steve Bechler, a 23-year-old pitching prospect for the Baltimore Orioles who collapsed during a spring training session. But a preliminary autopsy says the herbal supplement ephedra may have contributed to his death. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep, NPR's Tom Goldman and NPR's Snigdha Prakash.



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