17-13 Segment 2: Rudeness

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Studies show a rudeness epidemic in the US, and that people are profoundly affected when they experience or even witness it occurring to someone else. Two experts discuss.

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17-12 Segment 1: Shortening the Course of Antibiotics

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Since the introduction of antibiotics in World War II, doctors have prescribed courses of treatment that typically ran longer than necessary. Bacterial resistance is forcing a reevaluation, shortening courses sometimes to just a few days and even prompting doctors to advise not using all pills if patients feel better.

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17-12 Segment 2: Crippling Anxiety

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Anxiety is normal, but too much can be crippling. An author and anxiety sufferer discusses the nature of crippling anxiety and what people can do about it.

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17-11 Segment 1: Tone Deafness

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Many people sing badly and think they’re tone deaf, but a surprisingly low proportion of them truly can’t tell one note from another. They not only can’t sing, they also can’t enjoy music, may have trouble with certain forms of language, and may be unable to communicate emotion in their speech.

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17-11 Segment 2: Hangovers

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As St. Patrick’s Day approaches—one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year—an expert discusses why hangovers occur and what might work to prevent them and recover from them.

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17-10 Segment 1: Remaking the FDA

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The Trump Administration has signaled it intends to revamp the Food and Drug Administration to speed the approval of drugs. Some FDA commissioner candidates have proposed radical reform, including an end to the requirement that drugs must be effective to be approved. Experts discuss what reform might look like and what the FDA needs to better succeed.

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17-10 Segment 2: Misconstrued Body Basics

 

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Many people have questions about their bodies that seem so silly, they never bring them up with their doctors. While the answers are sometimes humorous, often they are more complicated and important than we imagine. An expert physician/writer discusses.

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