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Reinventing American Health Care

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One health system’s approach to transforming how Americans receive and pay for health care

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Diabetes: Signs, Changes and Resources

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Call the Doctor explores signs, changes and resources for diabetes

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Obesity: Risk Factors, Treatment & Support

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Call the Doctor explores risk factors, treatment and support for obesity

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Colorectal Cancer: Treatment & Resources

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Call the Doctor explores the treatments and resources available for colorectal cancer 

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Colorectal Cancer: Risk Factors & Screenings

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Call the Doctor explores the importance of screenings for colorectal cancer

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

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A three-part, six-hour major television event presented by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, 

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Heart Health: Risk Factors & Warning Signs

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Call the Doctor explores what to look for and be aware of when it comes to heart health

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Princeton Hydro

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Helping preserve the quality of lakes and ponds

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Natural Lands Trust

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Helping people throughout PA and NJ preserve, celebrate and enjoy our natural landscape

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Lackawanna Heritage Trail

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Lackawanna Heritage Trail links the region's past, present and future together.

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NPR Health News

Health Care Is A Hot Topic In The U.S. Senate Race In Missouri

Despite running against the Affordable Care Act for years, many Republicans are airing ads saying they support a...

Transferring An Organ From An HIV-Positive Donor

Surgeons in South Africa transplanted part of a liver from an HIV-positive mother to her uninfected daughter — a...

Health Care As An Election Issue

Health care is a major concern for voters in the upcoming midterm elections. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Rep. John...

Affordable Care Act Central To Arizona's Senate Race

The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is a central issue in Arizona's election for U.S. Senate. But voters...

Health News from Next Avenue

The Next Retirement Crisis: America’s Public Pensions

Back in 2013, I blogged on Next Avenue about the excellent PBS FRONTLINE documentary, The Retirement Gamble, where...

What My Older Cat Taught Me About Aging

Yoshi is sitting on the table next to me with his head on my arm, which makes it challenging to type. He’s all about...

For the Dying, Music Can Be Magic

(Editor’s note: This story is part of a special report for The John A. Hartford Foundation.) At a time when health...

When You Are Shamed for Moving a Parent into a Care Center

Beth came up to me, tears in her eyes. “My cousins came into town,” she lamented. Normally this would not seem like...

Making Disease Prevention a Higher National Priority

(Advances in science and public health are increasing longevity and enhancing the quality of life for people around...

What’s It Like to Be a Rock Star’s Mom?

Memoirs from musicians are fairly common, but how often do we hear from the mothers of famous rock stars? In her...