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Health Mar 23Did Obamacare help or hurt you?
The PBS NewsHour asked people if they were concerned or encouraged by possible, future changes to the Affordable Care Act. More than 1,000 people responded from across the country -- from Maine to Missouri and California.
Health Jul 11The End of AIDS?
It’s a bold mission by any standard: to end the AIDS epidemic. But the tools are there, say officials of the joint United Nations program on HIV/AIDS. Here’s what the UNAIDS plan, known as “90-90-90,” looks like.
Politics Jun 26Former HHS Secretary Sebelius says health law strengthened with latest Supreme Court decision
Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw Obamacare's passage and rocky implementation, said on Friday that the Supreme Court's latest decision on the law will strengthen it against leadership changes in the future.
Health May 01Students in rural Indiana are suddenly experts on HIV
AUSTIN, Ind. — Holli Reynolds didn’t entirely understand what HIV was when the news broke earlier this year that 11 people in her tiny town had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS. Neither did her classmates — a…
Politics Jan 20Why the Obamas’ State of the Union guest is ‘cautiously optimistic’ on Ebola
A doctor back from the front lines of the Ebola epidemic in west Africa will sit with first lady Michelle Obama during the president’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday.
Health Jan 02Bad luck, not genes or the environment, cause for many cancers, researchers find
Sometimes there just isn’t a good explanation for a cancer diagnosis other than random bad luck. That’s what researchers at Johns Hopkins have found. In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, oncologist Dr. Bert Vogelstein and biomathematician Cristian…
Health Dec 03Infographic: Hospitals vary widely on maternity care
New analysis from the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce found shocking variations in performance for four measures of maternity care. The California Healthcare Foundation turned their conclusions into an infographic.
Health Dec 02‘Ebola treatment centers’ now in place at 35 U.S. hospitals
Dozens of hospitals throughout the United States are “prepared, trained and ready” to treat patients with Ebola, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health Nov 24Why you don’t want a high-tech ambulance if you’re in cardiac arrest
"Advanced Life Support" ambulances may lead to more death, according to a new study by Harvard University researchers.
Health Oct 28Photo essay: What’s growing in West Virginia’s urban ruins?
Under the bridge of a four-lane highway in West Virginia, a movement is growing that some believe could help a struggling Rust Belt city recover.