Need your medical records? There's an app for that If your medical records aren't in electronic form, they will be soon. Hospitals and clinics are replacing paper files with sophisticated electronic health records. But with a variety of systems in use, they often cannot share information with each other -- and that can be a serious problem in an emergency. Smart phones are starting to bridge that electronic gap.6:45 a.m.
Oil and gas boom even bigger than previously thought in North Dakota North Dakota's boom times seem to be here to stay -- at least for a while. A new government analysis finds the Williston basin of North Dakota holds more than 7.4 billion barrels of undiscovered oil that can be recovered. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with David Flynn an economist at the University of North Dakota about what the new estimate could mean for the state.7:45 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Mother And Daughter Injured In Boston Bombing Face New Future
As victims of the Boston Marathon bombings leave the hospital or prepare to, their stories are beginning to pour out. Celeste Corcoran and her daughter, Sydney, both suffered grievous leg injuries. Their accounts give a fuller toll of the attack and the challenges that lie ahead.
Markey, Gomez Vie For John Kerry's Senate Seat
Veteran Democratic Rep. Ed Markey, who has been in office for 36 years, will face off against novice Republican Gabriel Gomez in the race to become the next U.S. senator from Massachusetts.
Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs Turn Up Again In Turkey Meat Consumer Reports found that turkey meat that came from birds raised without antibiotics was significantly less likely to harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria, compared with meat from conventional turkeys that were given antibiotics. But turkey producers contend that they use antibiotics judiciously to help keep their flocks healthy.
Obama Administration Considers Options Against Syria
So far, we don't know who exactly used chemical weapons in Syria, or where or when they were used. U.S. intelligence agencies can only say at this point, that evidence shows some weapons have been used there. President Obama has said the use of chemical weapons in Syria would be a game changer.
High School Seniors Must Secure College Spots With Deposits
May 1 is when high school seniors have to send in their deposits to colleges to signal their decision to go there. Morning Edition visits Gonzaga High School in Washington, D.C. to hear from Eli Clarke at the College Counseling Office, and two high school seniors, about their choices.
Apple Sells Bonds
On Tuesday, Apple sold $17 billion worth of bonds which is a new industry record. Apple issued the bonds to take advantage of low interest rates as it prepares to make a payout of $100 billion to shareholders by 2015.
Automatic-Enrollment IRAs Get A Test Run In California
Studies show that when participation in a retirement plan is automatic, more people save. President Obama has proposed automatic IRAs for some employees, a version of which was adopted in California. But business groups argue that requiring employers to implement them is not the right way to go.
J.C. Penney Wins Legal Fight Over Martha Stewart
An appeals court in New York will allow J.C. Penney to continue selling a new line of housewares designed by Martha Stewart. The ruling nixes an attempt by Macy's to obtain an order that would block Penney from selling the collection. In other Martha Stewart news, she has joined the dating site Match.com in search of romantic adventure.