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How To Be A Savvy Consumer Of Health Care

From electronic health records to online marketplaces and health portals, new technologies will soon transform the way patients interact with the American health care system. These new applications could give patients more control over their data. But they also raise serious security and privacy concerns. As health care providers in the U.S. and abroad meet new digital standards, we explore how patients can become more active health care consumers.


In The 'Golden Age Of Television,' Advertising Intersects With Programming

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum about her essay on the new model of advertising in the so-called "golden age of television."

California City Orders Restaurants To Use Disposable Plates, Cups

Officials in Fort Bragg also ordered restaurants to serve water to customers only upon request. As part of a stage 3 water emergency, things like washing cars using city water are prohibited, too.

Clinton Breaks With Obama To Oppose Asia Trade Deal

"What I know of it, as of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it," the Democrat said, breaking with President Obama on his signature trade deal he hopes to push through Congress.
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Environmental Outlook: Lessons From Israel's Search For Water

For this month's Environmental Outlook: Ten years ago, Israel experienced a prolonged drought that forced the country to come up with a strategy to address water scarcity. What its experience could teach an increasingly water-starved planet.

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