Dozens of people who had initial contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola in Dallas, were deemed safe to leave quarantine after weeks of monitoring. More than 100 others, including those who cared for him, are still being watched. Meanwhile, Nigeria was declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading
Although the school nurse is a familiar figure, school-based health care is unfamiliar territory to many medical professionals, operating in a largely separate health care universe from other community-based medical services.
Betty Ann Bowser begins a new series on health reform’s effects with a report from Massachusetts, where a major health care reform law passed four years ago and served as a model for the federal law. Continue reading
Special correspondent Saima Mohsin traveled with a team from the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders as it worked to treat Pakistan’s flood victims, many of whom have had little access to health care months after the waters first rose. Continue reading
Thousands of would-be nurses are waitlisted at community colleges — the main affordable choice for them. At the same time, the United States is facing a nursing shortage and importing nurses from abroad because of the high demand. Continue reading