Health

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · Many workers like the programs, and employers say they help hold down health insurance costs. But there are legal questions about how far companies can go to encourage participation.
 

May 29, 2015 | NPR · When the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government could not compel states to expand Medicaid programs, many Southern and Midwestern states opted out. One quarter of the uninsured live in Texas.
 

May 28, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Robert Siegel joins Dr. Ernest Brown, a primary care physician who only practices by house call, as he makes his rounds in Washington, D.C. He says it’s a mistake to put a price tag on medicine.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · About a quarter of U.S. adults have at least one tattoo. Yet doctors say we still don’t understand the full extent of the skin’s reaction to tattoos. For some people, problems linger for months.
 

May 28, 2015 | KQED · Prices for common medical procedures vary widely, and it can be really hard to find out the true cost up front. This crowdsourcing project aims to help draw back the curtain on colonoscopy costs.
 

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May 27, 2015 | KHN · Many of the students at Mount Sinai’s medical school in New York majored in English or history, and never took the MCAT. The school sees that diversity among its students as a great strength.
 

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · Robots don’t always replace workers. Sometimes, workers use robots as tools.
 

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May 26, 2015 | KHN · Patients facing serious illnesses often seek medical reviews of their cases. Some people glean helpful advice, but researchers don’t have much data about whether the consults lead to better results.
 

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May 25, 2015 | NPR · The cost of medication to treat multiple sclerosis has risen much faster than inflation, even for older drugs. Patients and insurers say manufacturers’ subsidy programs have helped, but not enough.
 

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May 22, 2015 | NPR · If you’re in a medical facility, bedbugs should not be on your worry list. But infestations of the bloodsucking insects in nursing homes and hospitals are on the rise.
 

 

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · John Bohannon, the man behind a stunt that bamboozled many news organizations into publishing junk science on dieting, talks to NPR’s Robert Siegel about why he carried out the scheme.
 

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · Police cams have suddenly become a big business. But the real money is in selling departments a way to store each day’s video. Firms are offering easy uploads to the cloud but costs are bound to grow.
 

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · Many workers like the programs, and employers say they help hold down health insurance costs. But there are legal questions about how far companies can go to encourage participation.
 

Arts & Life

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · The film slightly fictionalizes the experience of Arielle Holmes, a young homeless addict whom filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie first encountered in Manhattan’s Diamond District.
 

May 29, 2015 | NPR · As viewers turn to streaming sites to watch old TV shows, studios are issuing new DVD box sets of classic shows to a shrinking market. Critic Dave Bianculli suggests a few sets that are worth buying.
 

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · On this week’s show, we tackle Tomorrowland and consider pop culture looks at both the future and the past. And as always, we chat about what’s making us happy this week.
 

Music

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · The black entrepreneur who opened a record store called Dolphin’s Of Hollywood — in South Central Los Angeles — is the subject of a new musical about his business success and untimely death.
 

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May 29, 2015 | WXPN · Hear music from El Malito & the 33rd Century, El Caribefunk and Pupi Legarreta, Latin artists with Philadelphia connections.
 

May 29, 2015 | NPR · The Welsh band’s name is a play on that of singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom. Ken Tucker likens the group’s second album to a high-wire act accompanied by “furiously strummed punk-rock guitar chords.”
 

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