Morning Edition for June 25, 2012
Jun 25, 2012 — Some Republicans have been touting a plan to reduce health insurance costs by allowing insurers to sell plans across state lines. Georgia has passed legislation to allow this to happen, and the new law goes into effect next week. But so far, no insurers have taken Georgia up on the offer.
Jun 25, 2012 — A recent study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that obese individuals were 25 percent more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than people of normal weight. They say fat cells also make proteins and estrogen that inflame joints in people with rheumatoid arthritis.
Jun 25, 2012 — Millions of LinkedIn users' passwords were stolen and distributed online earlier this month, once again raising worries about Internet security. Creating a clever password to foil potential hackers can be tricky, but a crafty secret phrase can prevent prying eyes from accessing your online accounts and private information.
Jun 25, 2012 — The presumptive GOP nominee took knocks from congressional Republicans during the party's presidential primaries. But Mitt Romney and his supporters are hoping Republicans will rally behind him ahead of what looks likely to be a hard-fought and close election against President Obama.
Jun 25, 2012 — Anchorage is one of the few North American cities that depend on a glacier for most of their drinking water. The Eklutna glacier also provides some of the city's electricity, through hydro power. So a team of researchers is working to answer a very important question: How long will the glacier's water supply last?
Jun 25, 2012 — Scientists agree we evolved to eat meat, but some of us may be pushing the limits of consumption. Paleo diet enthusiasts believe meals should be more like early man's, but modern doctors disagree.
Jun 25, 2012 — Preventive treatment can reduce migraines by 50 percent, but few migraine sufferers use the drugs. Now the American Academy of Neurology is trying to help physicians treat migraine patients to reduce both frequency and severity of headaches.
Jun 25, 2012 — In a part of America that was once claimed by imperial Russia, a unique combination of Native American and Russian Orthodox influences mingle in a graveyard. There, spirit houses are built to house the dead and ease their passage.
Jun 25, 2012 — Donors, fundraisers and Republican luminaries gathered in Park City, Utah, over the weekend for the Romney Victory Leadership Retreat. Those who attended received briefings from Romney campaign officials and had opportunities to interact with Romney.
Jun 25, 2012 — One of the fastest growing segments of the charter school movement is online charter schools. For-profit company, K-12 Inc., runs online charters in more than two dozens states and wants to expand to North Carolina. But it's run into fierce opposition from public school districts there.