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Arts, Culture & Media

Playing Doctor

Television drama has created the impression of an ideal world where decisions in hospitals are made quickly and cost is never an issue. It directly affects our expectations for treatment.

Lifestyle & Belief

Novelist Chris Adrian

Chris Adrian's novels tell dark, fantastical stories that draw on his experience working as a pediatric oncologist. Adrian tells Kurt Andersen how writing helps him deal with the emotional burden of the medicine he practices.

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Global Politics

H1N1 flu shot ambivalence in Europe

US health authorities are encouraging Americans to get their H1N1 flu shot. Authorities in Europe are less enthusiastic. And Europeans are losing interest. Many people in Germany and Spain are reluctant to get a vaccination. Gerry Hadden reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Force-feeding in Mauritania

Marco Werman speaks with Abigail Haworth, Senior International editor for the U.S. edition of Marie Claire magazine. She reported on the practice of force-feeding young girls in Mauritania, a country where big is considered more beautiful.

Global Politics

Mammograms around the world

Most women should start regular breast cancer screening at age 50, not 40, according to new U.S. guidelines. International guidelines also start at age 50. Jeb Sharp talks with David Dershaw at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. From PRI's The World.

Global Politics

The US response to Haiti

President Obama has set in motion a coordinated aid effort for Haiti following yesterday's devastating earthquake. The World's Matthew Bell reports on the obstacles facing that relief effort.

Global Politics

Rebuilding Haiti

Haiti's infrastructure for things like clean water and sewage disposal was primitive before last week's earthquake. Now, out of tragedy arises the opportunity to rebuild it up to modern standards. Marina Giovannelli has our story.