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Medicare will encourage doctors, hospitals and other health care providers to team up to provide more coordinated care for patients, according to federal guidelines released Thursday. The new draft regulations, which are part of the health care reform law, lay…
Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of health care reform -- and, it seems, Americans are as confused as ever about the law. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey PDF found that 52 percent of people say they don't…
As the nuclear crisis continued in Japan Wednesday, the world's attention turned to small corps of thus far anonymous workers who make up the last line of defense against a nuclear catastrophe at the earthquake and tsunami-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.
Last year, the NewsHour profiled a mobile clinic for the homeless that was about to close due to budget cuts. Now, after months of searching for funding, the clinic is back on the streets.
A doctor checks uses a geiger counter to check the level of radiation on a woman while a soldier in gas mask looks on at a radiation treatment centre in Nihonmatsu city in Fukushima prefecture on March 13, 2011. Photo…
For many viewers, the photos and video from Japan Friday brought back images of the 2004 tsunami disaster in Indonesia -- debris-clogged water flooding streets, sweeping away houses and leaving destruction behind. The earthquake and the resulting tsunami in…
Nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control estimate, and that number could expand to one-third of the U.S. population by 2050 if obesity and other trends continue. The…
Dr. Jaime Guevara-Aguirre, with members of an Ecuadorian family with Laron syndrome (photo courtesy Dr. Jaime Guevara-Aguirre) An extended family in the remote Ecuadorian Andes has been blessed, and cursed, with a rare genetic tradeoff. Members of the family carry…
The health reform law faced major challenges this week in the courts and in Congress. The big news of came Monday in Florida, when U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson became the second judge to declare the law's individual mandate…
The Food and Drug Administration unveiled 36 proposed warning labels for cigarette packages and ads on Wednesday. The new labels will be much bigger and more graphic than what U.S. consumers are used to seeing: They'll cover half of the…
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