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To The Contrary
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Part I: The threats to our food supply, including illness and environmental factors. PANEL: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Amber Smith, Rina Shah, Debra Carnahan. Part II: The transportation of goods. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes, Karin Agness, Erin Matson, Clara Del Villar Continue


Delirium: A Surprising Side Effect of Hospital Stays

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Next Avenue
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Often misdiagnosed as dementia, it can cause hallucinations and delusions. Continue


5 Ways Caffeine Can Make Your Life Better

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Next Avenue
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Your daily cup of joe can protect you from serious health problems. Continue


Tough Love: Parent Resource Guide

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POV
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Figuring out what you need to do to get your child(ren) home is one of the most challenging experiences in life. POV and Tough Love created this guide to help child welfare involved parents have a better experience with the system and find the resources and services they need to help them get their kids home. Continue


Why You Get Migraines and What to Do About Them

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Next Avenue
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These headaches can be debilitating, but many treatments offer relief. Continue


Karan Chopra: Operating Systems for Change

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Aspen Ideas Festival
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From the opening session of Aspen Ideas Festival's Spotlight Health Continue


The Gutenberg Moment for Medicine

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Aspen Ideas Festival
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From "Why Your Smartphone Will Radically Change Healthcare." Continue


When Systems Collide: Health, People, and the Planet

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Aspen Ideas Festival
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As the world’s nations gather in Paris for yet another “final” round of climate talks, the inextricable link between public health and the fate of the planet is increasingly apparent. Extreme climate change, pandemics, drought, floods, pollution, and weakened agricultural systems have increased the stakes for communities around the globe. What are the greatest risks we face? Continue


Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Film and Discussion

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Aspen Ideas Festival
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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, documentary series directed by award-winning filmmaker Barak Goodman and executive produced by Ken Burns, tells the comprehensive story of cancer from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. Based on The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD. Continue


The Last Mile: Reaching the Hardest to Serve

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Aspen Ideas Festival
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Leaders and on-the-ground innovators are finding new ways to connect the hardest-to-serve populations with effective care. More than 5 million community health workers in more than 25 countries are reaching isolated populations and taking aim at disparities, from Rwanda, Uganda, and Liberia to Seattle and Camden, NJ. But barriers still need to be overcome in many places and resources are needed. Continue


TTC Extra: White House Campout

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To The Contrary
PBS


As part of the Let's Move initiative, the First Lady hosted a group of 4th grade girl scout troops at the White House. The White House, which is a national park was also celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and Great Outdoors month. Continue


Joni Mitchell Had an Aneurysm: Are You at Risk?

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Next Avenue
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The singer-songwriter's experience shows how dangerous aneurysms can be. Continue


What Are Tonsil Stones?

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Gross Science
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If you’ve got white lumps in your throat, they could be tonsil stones or “tonsilloliths.” Continue


Growing Up Trans

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FRONTLINE
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Just a generation ago, it was adults, not kids, who changed genders. But today, many children are transitioning, too -- with new medical options, and at younger and younger ages. FRONTLINE takes viewers on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families. Continue


Elsa D'Silva: Crowdsourcing the End of Sexual Violence

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


From the opening session of the Aspen Ideas Festival's Spotlight Health Continue


Should We Replace the WHO?

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


From "Before the Next Ebola Strikes: Lessons Learned." Continue


Long Life in the 21st Century

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Aspen Ideas Festival
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We are approaching a watershed moment in human history; a time when old people outnumber children and living to 100 is commonplace. There are major challenges associated with this dramatic and sudden increase in life expectancy, yet we must not lose sight of the fact that long life presents unprecedented opportunities. Continue


How Useful is Medical Screening?

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Aspen Ideas Festival
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Science tells us that medical screening sometimes saves lives — but can also lead to overdiagnosis, overtreatment and medical harm. Screening can produce false positives, finding disease that isn’t there; false negatives, missing signs of very real disease; or ambiguous information that confounds patient and doctor alike. Continue


Farm to Table or Freezer to Table: What's Healthier?

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Aspen Ideas Festival
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Even chefs are turning their backs on the term “farm to table” as the food industry, including the fast-food industry, claims that its mass-produced meals come straight from a farm near you. But what’s really “fresh,” and what’s best for you? Continue


Building Resilient Health Systems

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Aspen Ideas Festival
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Integrated approaches are needed to deliver healthcare effectively to individuals, to mount vigorous public health responses to crises, and to confront new and longstanding global health and development challenges. Resilient health systems are those that stand ready to do all of that. Continue


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