The American Cancer Society warned Wednesday that premature screening could lead to overtreating or overlooking cancer. Gwen Ifill reports.
A look back at the life of Mary Travers, of the legendary folk trio Peter, Paul, and Mary, who died Wednesday at age 72.
Recent studies have indicated that barely a third of patients report having substantive conversations with their oncologists about end-of-life care, a statistic some physicians are looking to change. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports.
Sen. Edward Kennedy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, his doctors said Tuesday. Malignant gliomas, like Kennedy's, are the most common type of adult brain cancers, inflicting some 9,000 Americans a year. A medical expert discusses treatment for brain…
Cancer death rates in the United States are dropping faster than ever, researchers reported Monday. After a closer look at the findings with NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer, medical experts outline some of the reasons behind the health trend.
The number of children who live with a chronic disease such as asthma or diabetes has quadrupled in the past three decades, according to this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer discusses the findings.
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