Health

  • February 9, 1996  

    Scientists are now studying the early results from the controversial experiment that involved transplanting cells from the bone marrow of a baboon into a California man with AIDS. Spencer Michels reports. Continue reading

  • February 6, 1996  

    Kwame Holman reports on how the governors achieved what many said could not be done. Continue reading

  • February 6, 1996  

    With the budget debate deadlock at the federal level, the nation’s governors forged a bipartisan consensus this week on how to restructure two expensive social programs, Medicaid and welfare. Continue reading

  • February 5, 1996  

    Currently, under some health plans, benefits can be denied to individuals with a “pre-existing” condition. Senator Nancy Kassebaum [R-KS] debates with Bill Gradison, of the Health Insurance Association of America, about efforts to reform this practice. Continue reading

  • February 1, 1996  

    Protease inhibitors may be a key link in treating HIV. At a meeting in Washington, D.C. scientists were told of new drugs, that used together with AZT, have the capacity to reduce the amount of virus in an individual by a hundred to a thousand fold or more. Elizabeth Farnsworth leads a panel discussion. Continue reading

  • January 11, 1996  

    Because one of the appropriations bills tied up in Congress calls for sharp reduction in funds to fight drug abuse, Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles examines some local treatment programs, to better understand the issues. Continue reading

  • January 9, 1996  

    More Americans than ever before now belong to Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), so more questions about the quality of care they provide, have emerged. Spencer Michels reports from San Francisco. Continue reading

  • January 9, 1996  

    “All over Capitol Hill” efforts are being make to reach a bipartisan compromise on taxes and cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, according to Susan Dentzer, chief economics correspondent for “U.S. News & World Report.” She talks with Jim Lehrer. Continue reading

  • December 14, 1995  

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault is joined by Dr. Michael Walker, Director of the Division of Stroke and Trauma at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes, to discuss a new drug to prevent irreversible brain damage, and the risks that may be involved. Continue reading

  • December 6, 1995  

    More than 250 people from around the country gathered in Washington for the first White House conference on HIV and AIDS. Medical Correspondent Fred De Sam Lazaro reports. Continue reading

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