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Early Years of AIDS: Deaths Fuel Fear
September 4, 1985 at 12:00 AM EST
5020323785Early Years of AIDS: Deaths Fuel FearBy 1985, AIDS claimed more than 6,000 lives. Fear of the disease was widespread in neighborhoods, schools and businesses.1985-09-04 18:00:00disabled1967244047204239Reassessing the value of care for chronic health conditionsSurgeon Atul Gawande says we need to reconsider health care’s focus on generously rewarding physicians who practice heroic interventions, rather than those who practice incremental medicine for chronic conditions. Gawande talks with William Brangham about the value of that kind of care, and the potential effects of a Republican repeal of the Affordable Care Act.2017-01-18 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/dr2-e1484787620924-320x196.jpg23659358139BYFFFHJGsA204124Half of all health costs is spent on a fraction of patientsHealth care “super-utilizers” make up just 5 percent of the U.S. population but they account for 50 percent of health care spending. As health care costs continue to rise, providers are trying to figure out how to find these patients and get to the root of their problems. But the looming repeal of the Affordable Care Act may disrupt those efforts. Special correspondent Sarah Varney reports.2017-01-17 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/GettyImages-200573501-001-320x196.jpg2365935042hv_JZHn_n80204012Don't wait till your dying words to say what's important"Should I plan out my last words?" As a hospice chaplain, Kerry Egan hears that question sometimes. But death isn't so easy to predict. Instead, Egan suggests making sure you ask forgiveness or share your wisdom now.2017-01-16 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/essay2-320x196.jpg2365934254StpnHu3jkBA
By 1985, AIDS claimed more than 6,000 lives. Fear of the disease was widespread in neighborhoods, schools and businesses.
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