Health

  • May 17, 2005  

    A study released at this week’s American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting revealed that breast cancer patients reduced their chances of seeing their tumor return if they followed a healthy, low-fat diet. Medical experts discuss these and other recent cancer research findings. Continue reading

  • May 3, 2005  

    The U.S. House and Senate passed new federal budget plans last week that will cut Medicaid spending by $10 billion over the next five years. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2005  

    As a part of her reporting on this issue of long-term care for the some of the most severely wounded, NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer spoke with Sandy Garfunkel, director of the Washington D.C. Veterans Administration Medical Center. The following is an extended transcript of their conversation. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2005  

    As a part of her reporting on this issue of long-term care for the some of the most severely wounded, NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer spoke with Suzanne Mintz, president of the National Family Caregivers Association. The following is an extended transcript of their conversation. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2005  

    There are nearly 11,600 wounded from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many families struggle to care for the war wounded as many of them face major lifelong injuries. A report on how the Briseno family is trying to care for their disabled son. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2005  

    Of the more than 10,000 soldiers wounded while on duty in Iraq, hundreds face major life-long injuries which are taxing both their families and the nation’s military medical system. Susan Dentzer spoke with Joseph Briseno, father of a seriously wounded soldier. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2005  

    Of the more than 10,000 soldiers wounded while on duty in Iraq, hundreds face major life-long injuries which are taxing both their families and the nation’s military medical system. Susan Dentzer spoke with Dr. Steven Fish, one of the doctors treating Joseph Briseno Jr. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2005  

    Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses the accidental shipment of a deadly flu strain to laboratories worldwide, the effort to destroy the samples, and the need for future precautions. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2005  

    On the 50th anniversary of the polio vaccine’s approval, a new book celebrates vaccine creator Jonas Salk. Then, a microbiologist talks about the life and work of Dr. Maurice Hilleman, who developed vaccines for mumps, measles, chickenpox, pneumonia, meningitis and other diseases. Hilleman died Monday at age 85. Continue reading

  • April 7, 2005  

    Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro of Twin Cities Public Television looks at the impact of avian flu on Southeast Asia. Continue reading