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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Why Mylan's 'Savings Card' Won't Make EpiPen Cheaper for All Patients

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Why Mylan's 'Savings Card' Won't Make EpiPen Cheaper for All Patients " is from the August 25, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolyn Y. Johnson and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • EpiPen Maker Failed to Investigate Product Flaws Associated With Patient Deaths, FDA Says

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The makers of the EpiPen failed to properly investigate more than 100 complaints that the device malfunctioned during life-threatening emergencies — including situations in which patients later died, according to a Food and Drug Administration warning letter sent to a Pfizer company.

    "EpiPen Maker Failed to Investigate Product Flaws Associated With Patient Deaths, FDA Says" is from the September 07, 2017 WonkBlog section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolyn Y. Johnson and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Mylan to Introduce a Half-Price Generic Version of EpiPen

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Mylan to Introduce a Half-Price Generic Version of EpiPen " is from the August 29, 2016 Business 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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    • 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

    • By Peter on 12-20-13

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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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    • 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
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • 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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    • 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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    • What It's Like to Look for Health Insurance Now That Trump Has Tried to Undermine Obamacare

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Cindy Purvance of Park City, Utah, was incensed when she received a letter in the mail alerting her that her family’s health insurance premium would skyrocket to $1,300 a month next year — a $500 increase.

    "What It's Like to Look for Health Insurance Now That Trump Has Tried to Undermine Obamacare" is from the October 26, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolyn Y. Johnson and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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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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    • 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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    • Louisiana Considers Radical Step to Counter High Drug Prices: Federal Intervention

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Rebekah Gee, Louisiana’s health secretary, is considering a radical move to get treatment to the thousands of Louisiana residents who need it but are not sick enough to qualify — asking the federal government to step in to drive prices down, perhaps by overriding the patent protections drug companies hold over the medicines.

    "Louisiana Considers Radical Step to Counter High Drug Prices: Federal Intervention" is from the July 03, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolyn Y. Johnson and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Clinton Unveils Plan to Stop Price-Gouging on Old Drugs

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Clinton Unveils Plan to Stop Price-Gouging on Old Drugs" is from the September 2, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolyn Y. Johnson and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Health-Care Exchange Sign-Ups Fall Far Short of Forecasts

    • By: Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    "Health-Care Exchange Sign-Ups Fall Far Short of Forecasts" is from the August 27, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolyn Y. Johnson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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