• December 4, 2003   BY Admin 

    Health insurance plans that discourage people from using more expensive drugs by charging higher co-payments for filling those prescriptions may cause some people to stop taking important medications, according to a new report. Continue reading

  • December 3, 2003  

    Many U.S. soldiers are returning from Iraq with serious injuries, including devastating burns. Doctors treating these troops are taking advantage of new technology and building on techniques developed during past conflicts. Continue reading

  • December 3, 2003  

    Susan Dentzer talks to Dr. Mark Bagg, the chief of orthopedic surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center. Bagg has treated many soldiers who were wounded in Iraq Continue reading

  • December 3, 2003  

    Susan Dentzer talks to 22-year-old Iowa National Guardsman B.J. Jackson and his wife Abby Jackson. B.J. Jackson was wounded when his Humvee was attacked in Baghdad. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2003  

    A procedure that lets doctors find abnormal growths in the colon through 3-D computer-generated images is at least as accurate as a more invasive conventional colonoscopy, suggests research that was presented Monday. Margaret Warner speaks with the study’s lead author, Dr. Perry Pickhardt. Continue reading

  • December 1, 2003  

    The World Health Organization and United Nations marked World AIDS Day with a pledge to provide cheaper drugs to 3 million HIV-infected people by 2005. Experts discuss recent efforts to counter the pandemic. Continue reading

  • November 27, 2003  

    Four children have died in Colorado from the flu in recent days, and other states have reported an unusually high number of cases this early in the season, prompting strong warnings from health officials. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading

  • November 26, 2003  

    In a year when many states are struggling to keep up with Medicaid costs, Maine is developing a program aimed at providing coverage for all of its residents by 2009. Susan Dentzer talks to Maine residents and politicians about the state’s plan. Continue reading

  • November 25, 2003  

    The Senate voted 54-44 Tuesday to approve a $400 billion Medicare reform bill that will give seniors access to prescription drug benefits and increase the roll of private health plans. Two policy analysts discuss the newly passed Medicare bill and its implications for both Medicare beneficiaries and the program itself. Continue reading

  • November 25, 2003  

    The Senate approved a Medicare reform bill today that will give seniors access to prescription drug benefits and permit insurance companies to offer private coverage to Medicare recipients. Senate Leaders Frist and Daschle react to the changes in Medicare before the vote. Continue reading