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Many U.S. soldiers are returning from Iraq with serious injuries, including devastating burns. Doctors treating these troops are taking advantage of new technology and building on techniques developed during past conflicts.

The World Health Organization and United Nations marked World AIDS Day with a pledge to provide cheaper drugs to 3 million HIV-infected people by 2005. Experts discuss recent efforts to counter the pandemic.

Four children have died in Colorado from the flu in recent days, and other states have reported an unusually high number of cases this early in the season, prompting strong warnings from health officials. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dr. Julie…

In a year when many states are struggling to keep up with Medicaid costs, Maine is developing a program aimed at providing coverage for all of its residents by 2009. Susan Dentzer talks to Maine residents and politicians about the…

The Senate approved a Medicare reform bill today that will give seniors access to prescription drug benefits and permit insurance companies to offer private coverage to Medicare recipients. Senate Leaders Frist and Daschle react to the changes in Medicare before…

The Senate voted 54-44 Tuesday to approve a $400 billion Medicare reform bill that will give seniors access to prescription drug benefits and increase the roll of private health plans. Two policy analysts discuss the newly passed Medicare bill and…

The House of Representatives is bracing for a close vote tonight on a Medicare reform bill which would increase the role of private managed care and add a prescription drug benefit. Kwame Holman gives a background report, and Ray Suarez…

A new Medicare bill tentatively agreed to by House and Senate conferees would add prescription drug coverage and introduce more competition from private health plans, a provision that may jeopardize its chances of gaining support from some Democrats. Jeffrey Brown…

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