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    • Heart Failure Stem Cell Trial to Be Paused After Calls for Retractions

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The National Institutes of Health will pause human testing of an experimental stem cell therapy for heart failure while a board charged with overseeing patient safety reviews the taxpayer-funded trial, in light of emerging questions about the scientific foundation for the treatment.

    "Heart Failure Stem Cell Trial to Be Paused After Calls for Retractions" is from the October 29, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolyn Y. Johnson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Disturbing Reason Why We Don't Believe Young, Black Women Are Really Doctors

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    When Tamika Cross heard a woman screaming for help for her husband, who fell ill on a Delta flight last weekend, she sprang to action. The young black doctor, on her way home from a wedding in Detroit, took off her headphones, put her tray table up and unbuckled her seat belt.

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    • Scientists Call for a Halt to Genetically Editing Embryos, Rebuke Chinese Researcher

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson, Gerry Shih
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Leading genomic scientists from around the world called for an immediate halt to any clinical use of gene-editing in human embryos and sharply reprimanded a Chinese researcher who conducted a secretive experiment that he says produced the world’s first genetically edited babies.

    "Scientists Call for a Halt to Genetically Editing Embryos, Rebuke Chinese Researcher" is from the November 29, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolyn Y. Johnson and Gerry Shih and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • They Spent Years Planning To Live With Alzheimer’s Disease. The GOP Tax Bill Threatens Those Plans.

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    When Diane Thorsen began to show signs at an early age of the Alzheimer’s disease that had stolen her mother’s mind, she and her husband, Richard Davis, were as ready as they could be.

    "They Spent Years Planning To Live With Alzheimer’s Disease. The GOP Tax Bill Threatens Those Plans." is from the November 04, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolyn Y. Johnson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why Treating Diabetes Keeps Getting More Expensive

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 12 mins
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    At first, the researchers who discovered insulin agonized about whether to patent the drug at all. It was 1921, and the team of biochemists and physicians based in Toronto was troubled by the idea of profiting from a medicine that had such widespread human value, one that could transform diabetes from a death sentence into a manageable disease.

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    • Scientists Have Determined How We Can Prevent Half of All Cancer Deaths

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Scientists Have Determined How We Can Prevent Half of All Cancer Deaths" is from the May 19, 2016 Health section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolyn Y. Johnson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Troubled Theranos Hits Another Wall as Zika Test Withdrawn

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Troubled Theranos Hits Another Wall as Zika Test Withdrawn" is from the August 31, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolyn Y. Johnson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Ohio City Shares Shocking Photos of Adults Who Overdosed with a Small Child in the Car

    • By: Christopher Ingraham, Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 7 mins
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    On Wednesday afternoon, a police officer in East Liverpool, Ohio, stopped a vehicle for driving erratically and made a shocking discovery: The driver was barely conscious. A woman was slumped across the passenger seat next to him, turning blue. In the back of the vehicle, a 4-year-old boy sat restrained in a car seat, according to a police report. The report identified the woman as the boy's mother. However, a family friend said she is his paternal grandmother.

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    • Harvard Investigation Finds Fraudulent Data in Papers by Heart Researcher

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    An internal investigation by Harvard Medical School has determined that 31 scientific publications from the laboratory of a high-profile cardiologist contain fraudulent data.

    "Harvard Investigation Finds Fraudulent Data in Papers by Heart Researcher" is from the October 15, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolyn Y. Johnson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Congress Set to Vote on Bill That Promises to Speed up Drug Approval

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    A 996-page bill that seeks to speed up the approval of new medicines and medical devices is expected to head to the House for a vote Wednesday, amid criticism that the complicated legislation is being rushed through without sufficient scrutiny.

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    • The U.S. Spends More on Health Care Than Any Other Country. Here’s What We’re Buying.

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    American health-care spending, measured in trillions of dollars, boggles the mind. Last year, we spent $3.2 trillion on health care -- a number so large that it can be difficult to grasp its scale.

    "The U.S. Spends More on Health Care Than Any Other Country. Here’s What We’re Buying." is from the December 27, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolyn Y. Johnson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • In Our Eyes, Google’s Software Sees Heart Attack Risk

    • By: Drew Harwell, Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    By looking at the human eye, Google’s algorithms were able to predict whether someone had high blood pressure or was at risk of a heart attack or stroke, Google researchers said Monday, opening a new opportunity for artificial intelligence in the vast and lucrative global health industry.

    "In Our Eyes, Google’s Software Sees Heart Attack Risk" is from the February 19, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Drew Harwell, Carolyn Y. Johnson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Year's Top Short SF Novels 2

    • By: Carolyn Ives Gilman, Kij Johnson, Mary Robinette Kowal, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Adam Epstein, Vanessa Hart, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
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    Short novels are movie length novels that may well be the perfect length for science fiction stories. This unabridged audio collection presents the best-of-the-best short science fiction novels published in 2011, by current and emerging masters of this form. In "The Ice Owl", by Carolyn Ives Gilman, an adolescent, female, Waster, in the iron city of Glory to God finds an enigmatic tutor who provides her with much more than academic instruction while a fundamentalist revolt is underway.

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    • Some Decent Sci-Fi but with Poor Audio Quality

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    • An Old Drug Gets a New Price to Fight a Rare Disease: $89,000 a Year

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 7 mins
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    An old steroid treatment, long available outside the United States, received approval this week for a rare disease that afflicts about 15,000 Americans. Though not previously approved in the United States, the drug, deflazacort, has for years been available to patients suffering from the devastating and fatal disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy; families can import it from abroad for about $1,200 per year on average.

    The new list price for the drug? $89,000 a year.

    "An Old Drug Gets a New Price to Fight a Rare Disease: $89,000 a Year" is from the February 10, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolyn Y. Johnson and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Paralyzed People Are Beginning to Walk with a New Kind of Therapy

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Kelly Thomas woke up in a Florida hospital four years ago with no recollection of the car accident that had robbed her of the ability to walk. Thomas, an active college student who had barrel raced in rodeos, moved to Kentucky for a year to try out a research study that she hoped would retrain her spinal cord on how to walk.

    "Paralyzed People Are Beginning to Walk with a New Kind of Therapy" is from the September 24, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolyn Y. Johnson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • FDA Approves First Generic Version of EpiPen

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson, Laurie McGinley
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic version of EpiPen on Thursday, a move that will bring new competition for the lifesaving allergy injection that helped spark public furor over high drug prices.

    "FDA Approves First Generic Version of EpiPen" is from the August 16, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolyn Y. Johnson, Laurie McGinley and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • More Than Half of Rural Counties Don't Have a Hospital Where Women Can Give Birth

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    At Meadows Regional Medical Center in rural Vidalia, Ga., the number of babies born each year has more than doubled over the last 15 years — increasing from about 400 births in 2000 to more than 800 in recent years, according to the hospital's chief executive Alan Kent.

    "More Than Half of Rural Counties Don't Have a Hospital Where Women Can Give Birth" is from the September 05, 2017 Wonkblog section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolyn Y. Johnson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • To Sway Drug Approval, Patient Advocates Turn up the Heat on the FDA

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
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    • Length: 8 mins
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    "To Sway Drug Approval, Patient Advocates Turn up the Heat on the FDA" is from the April 23, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolyn Y. Johnson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Lingering Health Effects of the Civil War

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "The Lingering Health Effects of the Civil War" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolyn Y. Johnson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase Join Forces to Tackle Employees’ Health-Care Costs

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Three major employers, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase, announced Tuesday they were partnering to create an independent company aimed at reining in health-care costs.

    "Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase Join Forces to Tackle Employees’ Health-Care Costs" is from the January 30, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolyn Y. Johnson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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