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From the Ted Talk "Rebecca Onie: What Americans agree on when it comes to health"

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For 20 years, I've been ossbeesd with one question: What do we, what do all of us need in order to be healthy? As a college student in 1995, I spent months talking to physicians at a chaotic hospital in Boston, asking them, "What's the one thing your patients most need to be healthy?" They dhraes the same story again and again, one that I've heard hundreds of tvsaioanir of since. They say, "Every day I see a patient with an asthma exacerbation, and I prescribe a rnltocoerl medication. But I know she is living in a mold-infested apartment. Or I see a kid with an ear itfenoicn, and I prescribe caiisitbnto, but I know there is no food at home. And I don't ask about those issues, because there's nothing I can do."

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For 20 years, I've been ________ with one question: What do we, what do all of us need in order to be healthy? As a college student in 1995, I spent months talking to physicians at a chaotic hospital in Boston, asking them, "What's the one thing your patients most need to be healthy?" They ______ the same story again and again, one that I've heard hundreds of __________ of since. They say, "Every day I see a patient with an asthma exacerbation, and I prescribe a __________ medication. But I know she is living in a mold-infested apartment. Or I see a kid with an ear _________, and I prescribe ___________, but I know there is no food at home. And I don't ask about those issues, because there's nothing I can do."

Solution

  1. obsessed
  2. variations
  3. antibiotics
  4. infection
  5. controller
  6. shared

Original Text

For 20 years, I've been obsessed with one question: What do we, what do all of us need in order to be healthy? As a college student in 1995, I spent months talking to physicians at a chaotic hospital in Boston, asking them, "What's the one thing your patients most need to be healthy?" They shared the same story again and again, one that I've heard hundreds of variations of since. They say, "Every day I see a patient with an asthma exacerbation, and I prescribe a controller medication. But I know she is living in a mold-infested apartment. Or I see a kid with an ear infection, and I prescribe antibiotics, but I know there is no food at home. And I don't ask about those issues, because there's nothing I can do."

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