Health

  • April 10, 2002  

    Susan Dentzer reports on a federally-funded study that finds alcohol consumption and resulting accidents are responsible for approximately 1,400 college student deaths a year. The authors of the study say universities are in a “crisis” situation. Continue reading

  • April 10, 2002  

    The full text of President Bush’s speech urging the Senate to approve a full ban on all human cloning, saying "advances in biomedical technology must never come at the expense of human conscience." Continue reading

  • April 8, 2002  

    Fred de Sam Lazaro of Twin Cities Public Television reports from India on progress in stem cell research. Continue reading

  • April 1, 2002  

    Susan Dentzer recently sat down with Dr. Raynard Kington, acting director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and Dr. Ralph Hingson, professor at the Social Behavioral Sciences Department and associate dean for research at Boston University School of Public Health. Continue reading

  • April 1, 2002  

    Susan Dentzer takes a look at the real-life problem of the under-insured that inspired the Hollywood movie “John Q.” Continue reading

  • March 26, 2002  

    Susan Dentzer looks at President Bush’s nominees for surgeon general and director of the National Institutes of Health. Continue reading

  • March 20, 2002  

    A new study says minorities in the U.S. receive inferior health care compared to whites, even when age, income, insurance and severity of the condition are the same. Two experts discuss the findings. Continue reading

  • March 15, 2002  

    The case of Andrea Yates, who was sentenced to life in prison Friday, opens new and intense debate over the insanity defense. Continue reading

  • March 8, 2002  

    Susan Dentzer reports on the ongoing controversy about whether mammograms are an effective preventive health care tool. Continue reading

  • March 6, 2002  

    Two recent studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggest babies conceived using in vitro fertilization or other assisted reproductive technology are more likely to suffer from birth defects and low birth weight. Continue reading