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MinuteClinic and Retail-Based Health Care

They won't take out your appendix, but if you have sore throat or need a vaccine, retail-based clinics are an increasingly popular option on the health care scene. With a nation-wide shortage of primary care physicians, CVS's MinuteClinic and others like it are stepping in to offer the convenience and pricing transparency patients crave. We examine the appeal and the limits of retail-based health care and explore some doctors' concerns about quality and continuity of care.


'Tis The Season For Coming Attractions: What To Watch For At The Multiplex

NPR film critic Bob Mondello offers a selective preview of the likely blockbusters and Oscar contenders that Hollywood has in store for the end of the year.

Swapping The Street For The Orchard, City Dwellers Take Their Pick Of Fruit

Urban foragers don't just pick their meals from the trash; many eat only the finest, freshest produce — picked from city trees. The League of Urban Canners harvests fruit from trees to make jam.

Reconsidering The Pilgrims, Piety And America's Founding Principles

Conservatives who want to emphasize America's Christian roots embrace the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. But some historians say their role in the country's founding is overstated.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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