Health

  • February 6, 2012  

    Catholic leaders are pushing back against a new Department of Health and Human Services ruling requiring employers who offer health insurance to provide contraception free of charge. While churches are exempt from the rules, Catholic hospitals and universities must comply. Betty Ann Bowser reports on the controversy. Continue reading

  • February 3, 2012    

    Even after the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity reversed course Friday and said it would not halt grants to Planned Parenthood over a Republican-led congressional investigation, a number of observers wondered if Planned Parenthood might eventually be turned … Continue reading

  • February 3, 2012  

    After two days of uproar and different explanations for its initial decision, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity reversed course Friday on cutting funding for Planned Parenthood. Hari Sreenivasan and Amina Khan of The Los Angeles Times discuss the abrupt shift in message at the well-known breast cancer charity. Continue reading

  • February 1, 2012    

    A supporter of Republican presidential hopeful and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum wears a pin with a photo of Bella Santorum, Rick’s daughter, which reads ‘Go Dad! Love, Bella.’ Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images. When Victoria Miller heard the news … Continue reading

  • February 1, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, the drug maker Pfizer recalled 1 million packets of birth control pills. Some of the packages contained too many active tablets while others had too few, raising the risk of unintended pregnancy, the company said. Also, at least 73 people were killed in Egypt when a soccer match erupted into a riot. Continue reading

  • January 31, 2012    

    Does all the health reform chatter have you ready to jump into a high risk pool or bend a cost curve of your own? Take a deep breath and try to look past it all: It’s the future, 2025 to … Continue reading

  • January 30, 2012    

    Pigeons are seen eating on a street in Hong Kong on January 6, 2012. Photo by Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images. Earlier this month, the scientists who altered the H5N1 virus to create a more contagious strain that’s transmissible between ferrets, agreed … Continue reading

  • January 30, 2012  

    Hans Rosling, co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation, visualizes global health trends and population numbers — transforming dry poverty and development statistics into Internet sensations. In addition to his focus on the developing world and data visualization, the Swede happens to swallow swords. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • January 25, 2012    

    Photo of “Encrucijada” characters Alicia and Don Juancho courtesy of The Colorado Health Foundation and Entravision Communications Corp. Alicia’s entire life has been building to this one moment at the breakfast table. She’s finally admitting to herself that the colon … Continue reading

  • January 25, 2012  

    The latest in Spanish-language soap operas, or telenovelas, have encased more than typical romance and personal scandal, debuting some very clear messages on health care for Latinos in the U.S., specifically Colorado. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the creators’ reasoning in writing beyond the usual storylines. Continue reading