Health & Medicine

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Explore the final moments of a dying man who chose to end his own life

Ben Wald's death in 2013 did not make headlines, like the death of Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman who took her own life due to a terminal illness. But like Maynard, Wald died on his own terms, thanks to Oregon's Death With Dignity Act. His wife, Pam, however, is now an advocate for the compassionate dying movement and is helping to keep the issue in the public eye.

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An epidemiologist suggests we take cues from the AIDS crisis in dealing with Ebola

While it may seem as though media attention surrounding the Ebola outbreak has dwindled, President Barack Obama has said that "we are nowhere near out of the woods yet in West Africa" — meaning volunteers are still needed. Physician and epidemiologist Sharon McDonnell is one of those volunteers, and she says her experience working during the AIDS crisis offers her some perspective.

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Flu questions

Anchor Lisa Mullins gets some updated information on the swine flu outbreak from The World's health editor David Baron. That includes an update on whether the flu outbreak is indeed slowing down in Mexico, but still spreading elsewhere.

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Going vegetarian in Ghent

The city council of Ghent in Belgium has declared every Thursday to be a "veggie day." Starting today, every restaurant in the Belgian city has to offer customers at least one vegetarian dish on Thursdays. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Koen Lefever, the chef at one of Ghent's top restaurants.

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Global Hit

The World's Marco Werman tells the story of young Brazilian musician Yonlu, who committed suicide in 2006, and left behind a treasure of recorded music.

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French cuisine

The French �Joy of Cooking� is coming to America. It's called �I know How to Cook�. Chef and blogger Clotilde Dusoulier lead the effort to make the book accessible to English speaking home cooks. Anchor Marco Werman talks with her