17-06 Segment 1: The Psychology of Online Dating

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Today more than half of American adults are single. Many are still looking for love–more than 40 million are members of online dating sites, which have their busiest time of the year between now and Valentine’s Day. A noted psychologist explains research showing most users take the wrong approach when seeking a good match online, and discusses how they can better their odds of finding true love.

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17-06 Segment 2: NFL Team Doctors: In Whose Interest?

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Injured NFL players are treated by doctors employed by teams, but a Harvard study claims there is an inherent conflict of interest in that arrangement, which might mean putting players on the field before they’re recovered. One of the study’s co-authors discusses.

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17-01 Segment 2: Reversing the Shortage in Primary Care Doctors

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Most people rely on their primary care doctors first when they need health care. But a shortage in primary care doctors is only getting worse. Some medical schools have been successful in keeping their grads in primary care. We talk to an expert from one of them to see how it’s done and if other schools can replicate their success.

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16-51 Segment 1: Healthcare Under Trump: What To Expect

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The incoming Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans have made “repeal and replacement” of the Affordable Care Act one of their primary goals. But there are many options in how it might be replaced, and some popular aspects of Obamacare will likely remain. Experts discuss likely scenarios and how they would affect Medicaid, Medicare, insurance exchanges and the overall market.

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16-51 Segment 2: Affluenza

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Rich people receive deference that the rest of us don’t, but how much can they get away with? Some young criminals have escaped jail by claiming “affluenza:” their wealthy parents instilled no moral compass, so they believed they could do anything without consequence.

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