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

Experts discuss what kind of healthcare reform to expect from the incoming Trump Administration.

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16-46 Segment 1: The Safety of Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars are being developed more rapidly than most experts thought possible. But even if they’re technically possible, can we be assured of their safety?

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16-46 Segment 2: Emotional Support Animals

We discuss the mental health benefits of owning a dog, and the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for emotional support animals.

16-45 Segment 1: High Risk Organ Donors

High risk organ donations and even organs carrying diseases that never would have been acceptable before are now able to be used if recipients accept them.

16-45 Segment 1: Yawning

Virtually all animals with a backbone yawn, but scientists don’t know what purpose it serves or why yawns are so contagious.

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16-43 Segment 2: The Benefits of Fear

During the Halloween season, many people seek out frightening experiences. This controlled fear has a psychological and developmental purpose, as an expert explains.

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16-42 Segment 1: DTC Genetic Testing

Genetic testing is now available to consumers to satisfy a variety of desires, however, risks come with what doctors say is incomplete knowledge.

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16-42 Segment 2: Brain Injury and Homelessness

Research shows many homeless men have suffered a traumatic brain injury, raising the possibility that TBIs may cause behaviors directly leading to homelessness.

16-41 Segment 1: Adoption Psychology

People who are adopted have more psychological problems than others, yet they also tend to have other psychological strengths.

16-41 Segment 2: Tickling

Tickling is a unique application of the sense of touch that surprisingly has developmental and cultural importance.

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16-40 Segment 1: Police Response and the Mentally Ill

Specially trained crisis intervention teams have spread around the country to prevent deaths, injuries, and unneccessary incarceration.

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16-40 Segment 2: Leprosy

We hear little about leprosy today, but it still exists, and because it’s now treatable, often the stigma is worse than the disease.

little girl having throat examination with tongue depressor checking for strep throat

16-39 Segment 1: PANDAS: Dangerous Aftereffects of a Strep Throat

Strep infection may prompt a severe reaction in some children, causing their own immune system to attack cells in the brain.

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16-39 Segment 2: Locked-In Syndrome

Some people who have a stroke in the brain stem suffer from a condition where they are fully aware yet cannot move a muscle, except for sometimes the eyes.

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16-34 Segment 1: Doctors’ Obesity Bias

Studies show that doctors are as biased as the rest of us against people who are overweight, resulting in lectures, misdiagnoses, and patients who avoid the doctor.