By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The Senate on Thursday approved legislation to provide health insurance coverage to about 4 million uninsured children. The measure passed 66-32 in a vote split mostly along party lines.
During his campaign for the White House, President-elect Barack Obama proposed lowering health care costs and helping the uninsured. Now he faces the tough task of implementing such reforms. Analysts examine the road ahead for health care initatives.
By PBS NewsHour
Some children in conflict and crisis zones are being sexually exploited by aid workers and peacekeepers, with much of the abuse going unreported and unpunished, the British non-profit group Save the Children said on Tuesday.
Drug makers on Thursday voluntarily pulled several children's nonprescription cold medicines off the market less than two weeks after government regulators warned of possible health risks to infants.
The White House issued new guidelines for a low-income children's health insurance program that would essentially check states' efforts to broaden coverage to those at higher income levels.
The Senate Thursday approved legislation to expand a federal children's health insurance program for low-income families by $35 billion over five years, following House passage of an even larger increase of $50 billion.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one of the country's largest public health foundations, announced that it plans to spend $500 million to fight childhood obesity. The foundation's president outlines the program.
About 10,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year and those who do not respond well to standard treatments face an especially difficult challenge. The NewsHour reports on test treatments that provide families some hope.
Joe Barbera, half of the Hanna-Barbera animation team, produced memorable cartoons like Yogi Bear and the Flinstones, passed away at 95. NewsHour reports on the man behind the cartoons and his beloved characters.
Tom Heidenberger, who lost his wife on American Airlines Flight 77 when it hit the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, shares his story in the third installment in a series about how 9/11 has impacted lives.
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