January 25, 2016 by Contributor in Archived

Insurers Hire Social Workers To Tackle The Opioid Epidemic

A pharmacist counts pain pills. In an effort to curb the abuse of Oxycontin, Vicodin and other opioid painkillers, some health plans in Massachusetts now limit a patient’s initial prescription to a 15-day supply, and plan to halve that number in February. Gabe Souza/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Gabe

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January 25, 2016 by Contributor in Archived

When A Chicken Farm Moves Next Door, Odor May Not Be The Only Problem

3:57 Download A chicken house in Seagrove, N.C. North Carolina is one of the country’s largest poultry producers. As farms move closer to residential areas, neighbors are complaining that the waste generated is a potential health hazard. Kelly Bennett/MCT via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kelly Bennett/MCT via Getty

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January 25, 2016 by Contributor in Archived

Sex And The Snowed-In Cities: Why This Blizzard Could Cause A Baby Bump

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January 25, 2016 by Contributor in Archived

Massive Space Telescope Is Finally Coming Together

3:31 Download A NASA team has attached nearly all of the hexagonal segments that will together make the primary mirror for the James Webb Space Telescope (pictured are practice segments). Chris Gunn/NASA hide caption toggle caption Chris Gunn/NASA This week, NASA is set to reach a milestone on one of

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January 25, 2016 by Contributor in Archived

Politicians Work To Remedy Flint Water Crisis

3:58 Download NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks with Harvey Hollins, the coordinator of Michigan’s clean-up efforts, about how the state is going to address the myriad problems. Transcript RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I’m Rachel Martin sitting in for Scott Simon. It took months of complaints

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January 21, 2016 by Contributor in Archived

A 'Scorcher': 2015 Shatters Record As Warmest Year, NASA And NOAA Say

[embedded content] YouTube It’s not rare for a year to break record temperatures. But it’s now happened two years in a row — and 2015 was “very, very clearly the warmest year by a long chalk,” says Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. NASA is presenting

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