Health

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April 26, 2015 | KWGS · For decades, first-year medical students have had to cram the details of the cellular metabolism cycle into their heads. Some med schools say it’s time to quit cramming and focus on patients’ lives.
 

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April 25, 2015 | KQED · The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction. But health developers are betting this kind of behavior will become the norm.
 

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April 23, 2015 | KQED · Friction between close business partners is the reason many startups fail. But increasingly in Silicon Valley, co-founders of companies are turning to therapists before things go south.
 

April 23, 2015 | NPR · Federal authorities are investigating claims that some Medicare Advantage health plans have overcharged the government for years by claiming that patients are sicker than they are.
 

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April 22, 2015 | NPR · A jury in Iowa acquitted a man who had been criminally charged for having sex with his wife, who had Alzheimer’s. Very few care facilities have policies on dementia, sex and consent.
 

April 22, 2015 | KHN · Democrats in Congress have reintroduced a bill that would create a national paid leave program, covering two thirds of people’s wages for up to 60 days a year. But small business owners are wary.
 

April 21, 2015 | KHN · Many people who are eligible for federal health insurance subsidies don’t have bank accounts, which makes it hard to pay premiums. A system in California lets them pay with cash at stores.
 

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April 21, 2015 | WNPR · Each state has its own stories. In Louisiana, nearly 200,000 people signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov, and about 90 percent now get subsidies. What if that help goes away?
 

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April 20, 2015 | NPR · Homeopathy’s popularity has exploded in recent years. Now the Food and Drug Administration is considering whether homeopathic remedies should have to be proven safe and effective.
 

April 17, 2015 | KHN · Only 7 percent of the nation’s hospitals assessed by Medicare were good enough to win 5-star ratings. The government used patient reviews to come up with the grades.
 

 

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News

April 26, 2015 | NPR · Donatella Lorch, a freelance journalist in Kathmandu, gives NPR’s Arun Rath an update on the effects of Saturday’s devastating quake. She says people are taking it “hour by hour and day by day.”
 

April 26, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Arun Rath speaks with a California landscaper who says demand for her business is booming.
 

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April 26, 2015 | NPR · In a new documentary titled The President, the Russian leader says seizing Crimea from Ukraine righted a historical wrong.
 

Arts & Life

April 26, 2015 | NPR · In honor of National Poetry Month, our latest Weekend Read is Fred Moten’s collection The Little Edges. Poet Douglas Kearney says Moten’s power is in his attention to music, both in text and subject.
 

April 26, 2015 | NPR · Every answer to today’s puzzle is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with L-O and the second word starts with G.
 

April 26, 2015 | NPR · The second volume of Anne Opotowsky’s lavish trilogy about the Kowloon Walled City is like the city itself — vibrant and contradictory, its skilled atmospherics sometimes marred by sloppy art.
 

Music

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April 26, 2015 | NPR · For gospel purists, Erica Campbell’s “I Luh God” resembles secular club music in a way that’s too close for comfort. Kirk Franklin knows a thing or two about that.
 

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April 26, 2015 | NPR · A virus caused Chad Clark’s heart to tear with every beat, giving him a 22 percent chance to live. Eleven years after Beauty Pill’s debut LP, he and his band come back resilient.
 

April 26, 2015 | NPR · Putting the eclectic back in alternative, Felix Contreras of Alt.Latino talks with Rachel Martin and shares some 1960s Colombian throwback tunes, Latin jazz and bluegrass mariachi.
 

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