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Dr. Patrick Kamara adjusts his googles on the final day of training and the first "dress rehearsal" before being sent out to Ebola treatment units. The World Health Organization is ramping up to train up to 500 new health workers a week as part of the effort to stem the spread of Ebola. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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On Front Lines Against Ebola, Training A Matter Of Life Or Death

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Eric Bleeker and a partner respond to 911 calls in this vehicle. The medical team can run simple lab tests and prescribe some drugs, which may spare a patient a trip to the ER. Eric Whitney hide caption

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Replacing An Ambulance With A Station Wagon

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Third-year medical student Allie Tetreault, left, talks with Gabrielle Nuki, 16, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. Gabrielle helps med students practice patient care. Patti Wight/MPBN hide caption

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Pretending To Be A Medical Patient Pays Off For This Teen

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What's A Writer Gotta Do To Get A Little Health Care Around Here?

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Family members sit in the waiting room for the neonatal unit at Black Lion hospital. Amy Walters/NPR hide caption

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Reporter's Notebook: A Not-So-Grand Tour Of Ethiopia's Top Hospital

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Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems

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Helping employees take the time to go for a walk instead of reaching for junk food when energy flags boosts productivity, some firms find. Jamie Grill Photography/Tetra Images/Corbis hide caption

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Targeting Overweight Workers With Wellness Programs Can Backfire

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