Health

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March 1, 2015 | NPR · Lung cancer survivors who met online banded together to get an option they credited with helping them added to treatment guidelines used by cancer specialists.
 

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February 27, 2015 | ProPublica · Since 2009, a federal watchdog has levied only 22 penalties against health care organizations for failing to safeguard information about patients.
 

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February 27, 2015 | KHN · Millions of Americans might not be able to afford insurance if the Supreme Court rules the government erred in making subsidies available in all states. Arguments are
 

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February 26, 2015 | KHN · It’s not exactly Priceline.com for knee replacements. But a website from the nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute could helping patients shop around for the best values.
 

February 25, 2015 | KHN · Young adult children may have more options than their parents in choosing health coverage. So they may want to go their separate ways when shopping for insurance.
 

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February 23, 2015 | KHN · Companies mainly in lower-wage industries that hadn’t previously offered health coverage had been flocking to the stripped-down plans for 2015.
 

February 23, 2015 | KERA · Across the country, the health care industry is pouring billions of dollars into new hospitals and medical centers. And the new hospitals of today are very different than the ones they’re replacing.
 

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February 23, 2015 | KHN · A little-known part of the Affordable Care Act pays primary care doctors to help overweight seniors lose weight. So why aren’t more seniors taking advantage of the free weight loss counseling?
 

February 20, 2015 | KHN · There will be a special insurance enrollment period from March 15 to April 30 for people to use HealthCare.gov if they discover they owe a penalty for not having coverage when filling out their taxes.
 

February 20, 2015 | KHN · The lethal bacteria that sickened people at a Los Angeles hospital belong to one of three types the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says hospitals should most urgently monitor and prevent.
 

 

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March 1, 2015 | NPR · Two American astronauts at the Space Station are outside the craft for the last of three jobs aimed at paving the way to receive a new generation of crew modules beginning in 2017.
 

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March 1, 2015 | NPR · An Israeli film now playing in the U.S. shows how rabbinical rules regulating Jewish divorces in Israel can trap women. Rabbinical judges have taken the highly unusual step to see the film themselves.
 

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March 1, 2015 | NPR · The Russian opposition leader was gunned down in Moscow in Friday in what many of his supporters believe was a directed political assassination.
 

Arts & Life

March 1, 2015 | NPR · A new comedy series, The Last Man on Earth, features your average guy who becomes humanity’s last hope. NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks with Will Forte, the creator, writer and star of the show.
 

March 1, 2015 | NPR · Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is portrayed on stage in John Strand’s new play, The Originalist. NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Strand and the actor who plays Scalia, Edward Gero.
 

March 1, 2015 | NPR · Rearrange the letters in a four-letter word and a five-letter word to get a pair of synonyms. For example, given “time” and “night,” you would say “item” and “thing.”
 

Music

March 1, 2015 | NPR · What happens when Mexican folk music meets Cajun Zydeco? NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd of NPR Music’s Alt.Latino about some musical mash-ups.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · The electronic artist’s new album, Gliss Riffer, is his most accesible yet. In a conversation with Arun Rath, he waxes philosophic on stress, technology and the value of a wandering mind.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · From Lana Del Rey to Father John Misty, musicians in the current pop moment who expose themselves, warts and all, do so in isolation, without support or challenge from a like-minded community.
 

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