Health

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April 21, 2014 | NPR · In ancient times scribes were used to record everything from prayers to legal transactions. Now they’re making a comeback in the doctor’s office, easing the transition to electronic medical records.
 

April 18, 2014 | NPR · President Obama said enrollment under the Affordable Care Act reached 8 million after the deadline was extended by 2 weeks. The figure represents a turnaround from the disastrous debut of the website.
 

April 17, 2014 | NPR · President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · At a White House briefing, the president referred to the Affordable Care Act, saying “this thing is working,” and urged Republicans to stop trying to repeal the law.
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Man goes in for a routine hip operation. In the corner of the operating room, there’s a young med student watching. When things go wrong, she tries to make sense of what she sees.
 

April 17, 2014 | NPR · A lot of children grow up wanting to be doctors, but now some physicians are discouraging others from joining the profession. What has changed over the years?
 

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April 16, 2014 | ProPublica · Among doctors who received payments from Medicare in 2012 are dozens who had been kicked out of Medicaid, or charged with fraud, or settled fraud cases out of court, a ProPublica investigation finds.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.
 

April 15, 2014 | NPR · Some of the dangers of overdose associated with mixing benzos and opioids arise from primary care doctors actually prescribing the mix. Sean Mackey, the director of the Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab at Stanford, explains more.
 

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April 15, 2014 | KHN · Both supporters and opponents of abortion want to know whether their insurance provider covers abortion. But in some states, consumers are still having a tough time figuring that out.
 

 

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April 21, 2014 | KQED · Fortune 1000 companies rely on the open source software OpenSSL for their core business. Two-thirds of websites use it. But no one pays for it and it’s never had a complete security audit.
 

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April 21, 2014 | NPR · More Americans are saving for retirement through their employers’ 401(k) programs. That follows a move to automatically sign up workers to participate in the retirement savings plans.
 

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April 21, 2014 | NPR · When adults are absorbed in their mobile devices, the consequences for children are not good. Research shows kids act out more if they are competing with a mobile device for their parent’s attention.
 

Arts & Life

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · It seems like a simple question: How many parts can you divide a line into? The troublesome answer was square at the root of two of Europe’s greatest social crises.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · Sports movies seem to have made a strange turn from focusing on players to focusing on agents and managers. It makes for a sad progression from magical realism to yelling about money.
 

April 20, 2014 | NPR · In the new comedy Fading Gigolo, John Turturro plays the title character, and Woody Allen plays his pimp. This story originally broadcast on All Things Considered on April 18, 2014.
 

Music

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · One of the world’s best jazz drummers is also a singer-songwriter, session man for Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell and the son of a preacher man. It’s all potently distilled for his band of over 15 years.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · Sean Lennon has made one of the best recordings of his career, with help from bassist, singer and partner Charlotte Kemp Muhl. The two follow their acoustic debut with a fabulously fuzzy rock album.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · The natives of Mexico City offer a stripped-down, intimate recording that’s no less thrilling.
 

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