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Shots - Health News
2:15 am
Mon June 29, 2015

Can Technology Ease The Burden Of Caring For People With Dementia?

Arturo Martinez watches his wife, Aurora Martinez, put on makeup in their San Rafael, Calif., home. She has Alzheimer's.
Lynne Shallcross for NPR

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 12:34 pm

A doctor I interviewed for this story told me something that stuck with me. He said for every person with dementia he treats, he finds himself caring for two patients. That's how hard it can be to be a caregiver for someone with dementia.

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Shots - Health News
1:28 am
Mon June 29, 2015

Vaccine Against Meningitis B Gets A Boost From CDC

Stuart Kinlough Getty Images/Ikon Images

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 10:22 am

Parents, take note! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's vaccine committee has expanded its recommendation for immunization against meningitis B, a rare but potentially deadly strain of meningitis.

The committee's revised guidance, issued late last week, broadens the group of young people that the CDC thinks should consider getting the shot, and increases the likelihood that health insurance policies will pay for the injection.

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Music Interviews
4:48 pm
Sun June 28, 2015

The Sound Of Twin Danger: Frank Sinatra Meets The Clash

Twin Danger's Vanessa Bley and Stuart Matthewman
Sunny Khalsa Courtesy of the artist

Cocktail jazz isn't a sound you hear very much in pop music these days. But a duo known as Twin Danger is causing a scene with their self-titled debut album and live shows.

It's a familiar mood for saxophonist Stuart Matthewman; he co-wrote many of the biggest hits for Sade, like "No Ordinary Love" and "Your Love Is King."

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U.S.
3:57 pm
Sun June 28, 2015

Funerals And The Future Of The Confederate Flag

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U.S.
3:56 pm
Sun June 28, 2015

In The Aftermath Of Charleston, Many Whites Ask What They Can Do To Fight Racism

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 12:56 pm

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U.S.
3:54 pm
Sun June 28, 2015

How The Entertainment Industry Helped Influence Support For LGBT Issues

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 1:00 pm

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Energy
3:52 pm
Sun June 28, 2015

An Oil Rig Arrives In Alaska, On Its Way To The Arctic

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The Two-Way
2:25 pm
Sun June 28, 2015

Police Capture Prison Escapee David Sweat, Ending Weeks-Long Manhunt

David Sweat, who escaped along with Richard Matt from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y.
New York State Police AP

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 7:57 am

Updated at 7:40 p.m. ET

David Sweat, one of two inmates who escaped from a prison in upstate New York earlier this month, has been shot but taken alive just days after his accomplice, Richard Matt, was killed by police.

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The Two-Way
1:17 pm
Sun June 28, 2015

Multiple Shark Attacks On Carolina Beaches

Originally published on Sun June 28, 2015 1:40 pm

For the second time in as many days, a swimmer off North Carolina's Outer Banks has been attacked by a shark.

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Shots - Health News
12:25 pm
Sun June 28, 2015

Texas Defends A Woman's Right To Take Her Placenta Home

Melissa Mathis holds a container of freeze-dried placenta capsules.
Carrie Feibel/Houston Public Media

Originally published on Sun June 28, 2015 3:57 pm

After giving birth, some women save the placenta in order to consume it in the following weeks. In fact, Texas just passed a law giving women the right to take the placenta home from the hospital, the third state to do so.

Science doesn't support a lot of the claims of its purported benefits. But for Melissa Mathis, it's about her rights. Last year she had her baby, Betsy, in a Dallas hospital. When Mathis took Betsy home, she wanted to take the placenta home, too.

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