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1:36am

Mon September 17, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 7:52 am

Teachers interact differently with students expected to succeed. But they can be trained to change those classroom behaviors.
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In my Morning Edition story today, I look at expectations — specifically, how teacher expectations can affect the performance of the children they teach.

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8:10pm

Fri September 14, 2012
Health

Boulder Medication Drop Helps Keep Waterways Clean

Thousands of prescription pills are bagged for disposal at a medicine drop in Virginia.
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The City of Boulder is encouraging residents to drop off their expired or unwanted medication for proper disposal Saturday. The free event is aimed at keeping medicine from being flushed down the drain. 

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2:53pm

Fri September 14, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

How Your Job Could Hurt Your Heart

Lack of control and high demands make work stressful.
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Stress on the job may raise your risk of a heart attack.

European researchers came to that conclusion after looking at the experience of nearly 200,000 people who took part in 13 different studies. The scientists found that people with stressful jobs had a 23 percent higher risk of heart attack than those whose jobs weren't pressure cookers.

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10:53am

Fri September 14, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

How's Your Cholesterol? The Crowd Wants To Know

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 12:33 pm

Members of the online community Track Your Plaque get advice from a doctor and each other on how to cook low carb meals.
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Our impulse to share intimate details about our lives within our social networks (and even sometimes with complete strangers) seems to know few bounds.

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2:54pm

Thu September 13, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Death Toll Climbs In Congo Ebola Outbreak

A medical worker from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention works at the laboratory in Uganda where Ebola specimens were tested at the start of the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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As health workers try to contain an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the death toll has increased to 31.

The deaths from the hemorrhagic fever outbreak doubled in the past week. World Health Organization spokesman Tarik Jasarevic tells Shots that's because they have discovered more people who were originally infected.

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