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It’s open enrollment season for the health insurance marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act. But many people who need to sign up may not know it. The Trump administration has made a number of moves to diminish the law, including cuts to marketing and outreach. That creates obstacles for groups that help people sign up. 

Across the U.S., more than 2,000 people have reported vaping-related lung illnesses, and 47 have died. Some vaping happens in schools, so they share the burden of bringing this crisis under control. Which raises the question: what should the consequences be for a student caught vaping?

Veteran's Club Founder Jeremy Harrell and Alex Randolph inside Randolph's Louisville home. LISA GILLESPIE/SIDE EFFECTS PUBLIC MEDIA Edit | Remove

In 2011, Alex Randolph was in Iraq, in the middle of a tour of duty with the Army. What happened one evening would haunt him for years, and change the way his friends back home saw him. Those memories eventually led Randolph to think about killing himself.

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In 1983, Indianapolis hosted one of the first summits on the emotional and psychological mistreatment of children. This week, experts local, state and international leaders are meeting in the city, looking for new ways to tackle the problem. 

Do These Genes Make Me Look Violent?

Oct 22, 2019

Bill Sullivan's new book, "Please To Meet Me," explores the way genes and environment shape our lives. Sullivan, a professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine, talked with Side Effects' Stephanie Whiteside about the book and what he found out while researching it.

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