Health

  • July 18, 2000  

    Ray Suarez discusses melanoma with Dr. Darrell Rigel, professor of dermatology at NYU Medical Center. Senator John McCain confirmed this week that spots detected on his face and arm were a recurrence of the potentially dangerous skin cancer. Continue reading

  • July 13, 2000  

    U.N. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke addresses the international response to the AIDS epidemic in Africa. Continue reading

  • July 12, 2000  

    A journalist and International AIDS Conference attendee discuss the rapid spread of the virus across sub-Saharan Africa, after a background report. Continue reading

  • July 10, 2000  

    Fred De Sam Lazaro of Twin Cities Public Television reports on the AIDS crisis in South Africa, as health experts gather in the developing nation for the 13th International AIDS Conference. Continue reading

  • July 6, 2000   BY Admin 

    The following is a press release describing Al Gore’s plan to reform Medicare. Continue reading

  • July 6, 2000  

    Last week scientists announced that they had a rough draft of all human genes. Biotech companies and universities are now filing for patent protection on human genes and their functions, provoking a vicious debate. Continue reading

  • July 6, 2000  

    Experts gather next week for the 13th International AIDS Conference. We have a report from a nation with one of the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the world, Botswana from Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News. Continue reading

  • July 3, 2000  

    More than 56,000 Americans die of colon cancer every year, making it the second-most deadly form of cancer. Doctors say that half of those deaths are preventable with early detection. Health Correspondent Susan Dentzer reports. Continue reading

  • July 3, 2000  

    Experts ponder the ethical implications of mapping the human genome. Continue reading

  • June 28, 2000  

    The U.S. Supreme Court rules against a Nebraska “partial birth” abortion ban and upholds a Colorado statute making it illegal to obstruct a person’s entry or exit from an abortion clinic. Two experts discuss the decision. Continue reading