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New Muppet Dr. Ruster, center, appears on April 10, 2012, with from left, Grover, Rosita, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Ernie and Bert. Dr. Valentin Fuster, a cardiologist at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital who Dr. Ruster is based on, teamed up with Sesame Street on a project to improve kids’ health, and it has shown progress in a study in Colombia.

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