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Health Datapalooza: Self-Tracking for Good Health

Some people strap on high-tech wristbands to measure their movement, weight and sleep. Others go low-tech, using pen and paper to record their blood pressure, glucose level or the pills they take. In either case, self-trackers who want to harness that data to improve their health often have trouble sharing it with doctors because of issues including formatting, precision and time. Broadcasting live from the Health Data Consortium's Health Datapalooza, Kojo explores the benefits and challenges of self-tracking as a tool for improving medical care.

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Robert Irwin Brings 'Big' To Texas With Permanent Art Installation

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Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More. Finally, The Dinner Plate Gets Its Say

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Hillary Clinton Picks Her VP Nominee: Who Is Tim Kaine?

Hillary Clinton has tapped Virginia SenatorTim Kaine to be her running mate, completing the democratic presidential ticket.
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

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