Despite concerns voiced by health care workers' unions and a scientific panel, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that mass vaccination of a half-million medical workers could start as soon as next week.
Nine states and the District of Columbia are forming a nonprofit group to hold down the costs of prescription drug plans for their workers and Medicaid recipients, according to The New York Times.
The Supreme Court hears arguments in a case questioning whether states can force HMOs to offer a wider choice of doctors. Ray Suarez discusses the case with a Supreme Court reporter for The Chicago Tribune.
New statistics indicated that health costs in the U.S. rose some 8.7 percent in 2001, marking the single largest increase in ten years. The escalating expense of care was driven in large part by the cost of prescription drugs and…
President Bush recently renewed the abortion debate by reexamining the question of when life begins. Health correspondent Susan Dentzer reports on several recent policy moves that have become focal points in the debate over abortion rights.
Terence Smith examines the health and business issues behind the changing eating trends in America with a food columnist for The New York Times, host of Minnesota Public Radio's "The Splendid Table," and the executive vice president of a Chicago-based…
Betty Ann Bowser reports on an alternative housing program for the homeless mentally ill.
Americans are misinformed about smallpox and that lack of understanding could potentially be dangerous, according to a new study published by Harvard University.
A new genetic testing method for breast cancer tumors may help doctors determine if a patient's cancer will spread, according to a study published in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine.
Ray Suarez talks to an author of a new study that found diuretics to be as or more effective than other treatments in reducing high blood pressure.
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