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October 31, 2014 Comment

Defense Department Invests In Brain Implants For Depression, PTSD

WBUR’s Carey Goldberg met up with the scientists and engineers who are taking on the challenge some call “a moon shot for the mind.”

October 31, 2014 Comment

Ebola Expert Answers Nagging Questions About The Virus

Why didn’t Thomas Eric Duncan’s family contract Ebola? That’s one of several questions we pose to Dr. Ian Lipkin.

October 30, 2014 10 Comments

Can States Force People Into Quarantine?

Maine officials are going to court to keep Kaci Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola.

October 30, 2014 7 Comments

Reporter Takes Rare North Korea Road Trip

Eric Talmadge’s stories appear as North Korea today declared a 21-day quarantine on foreigners in the country.

October 30, 2014 11 Comments

A Computer Model Forecasts Ebola’s Future Path

With the virus in Africa, the U.S. and Europe, experts have created a computer model to predict where it could go next.

October 28, 2014 4 Comments

Nurse’s Boyfriend Also Agrees To Voluntary Isolation In Maine

Kaci Wilcox’s boyfriend has also agreed to isolate himself, now that the couple is reunited. He is a nursing student in Fort Kent, Maine.

October 28, 2014 Comment

Montana Veterans Catch A Ride To The VA

Deep in the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in rural Montana, it’s difficult for the region’s 300 veterans to get to the hospital.

October 27, 2014 Comment

Will Ebola, Terror Attacks Roil Election?

NPR’s Ron Elving explores how Ebola has overshadowed many political issues and how it will affect elections.

October 27, 2014 9 Comments

Federal And State Officials At Odds Over Mandatory Ebola Quarantines

Kaci Hickox was the first person forced into a mandatory quarantine in the state. She has complained about her treatment.

October 24, 2014 Comment

Brian Lehrer: New Yorkers ‘Pretty Chill’ About Ebola Case

The WNYC host told us how the city is handling its first Ebola case, and how residents are reacting.

October 24, 2014 Comment

Should Ebola Doctors Be Quarantined After Returning To U.S.?

Dr. Craig Spencer rode the subway, went bowling and took a taxi before reporting he had a fever yesterday morning.

October 24, 2014 3 Comments

Officials Urge Calm After First Ebola Case Diagnosed In NYC

Dr. Craig Spencer, who had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea, is in an isolation unit at Bellevue Hospital.

October 23, 2014 Comment

Uninsured Patients In Texas Turn To Walmart

Near the Fort Hood military base, Walmart recently opened a Care Clinic that has everything a typical doctor’s office has – except a doctor.

October 23, 2014 Comment

Kansas City – A Homefront In The Fight Against Ebola

Whether here or in West Africa, Ebola comes with a stigma. That’s something many West Africans living in the U.S. are finding out.

October 22, 2014 Comment

Reporter’s Notebook: Back From Monrovia

NPR’s Jason Beaubien has just returned from his third visit to Liberia’s capital, covering the Ebola outbreak.

October 21, 2014 10 Comments

The Case For A U.S. Surgeon General During Ebola Outbreak

Would the U.S. be handling the outbreak differently it had a surgeon general? We ask former Surgeon General Richard Carmona.

October 21, 2014 Comment

Are Airlines Doing Enough To Protect Cleaning Staff From Ebola?

Labor union SEIU has expressed concerns about how airlines are training the crews that clean planes at airports.

October 21, 2014 Comment

Critical Care Nurse Writes Open Letter To Ebola Nurse

When Kati Kleber posted a letter of support for Nina Pham, the first Texas nurse who contracted Ebola, it quickly went viral among nurses.

October 21, 2014 Comment

Louisiana Gov. Issues Executive Order To Better Protect Rape Survivors

The move follows revelations that some survivors were being charged thousands of dollars for forensic exams and treatment.

October 20, 2014 29 Comments

Airline Expert: U.S. Should Enact Ebola-Related Travel Ban

Polls show the American public supports a travel ban, but federal health officials insist it could worsen the crisis.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

October 30 2 Comments

How Athletes Are Getting ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’

Mark McClusky says for elite athletes today, pushing boundaries and breaking records is all about "the aggregation of marginal gains."

October 30 11 Comments

A Computer Model Forecasts Ebola’s Future Path

With the virus in Africa, the U.S. and Europe, experts have created a computer model to predict where it could go next.

October 29 Comment

Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters

Holly Williams of CBS discusses some of the people she's interviewed, including women soldiers on the frontlines.

October 29 9 Comments

How Far Have We Come Since The Financial Crisis?

Or are we already going backwards? We ask Michael Lewis, author of books including "Flash Boys" and "Liar's Poker."