A simple surgical checklist helped hospitals in eight countries reduce the number of surgical deaths by nearly 40 percent, according to a study released this week by the New England Journal of Medicine.
Judy Woodruff digs deeper into the health care issue in New Mexico, speaking with the campaigns' state representatives to explain how their respective health plans will better deal with current needs.
Dr. William Davis, a family practice physician at Winona Family Medicine, discusses the use of electronic health records.
Dr. Charles Shepard spoke to NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer about the benefits and bumps along the road in using electronic health records.
By PBS NewsHour
A dangerous bacterial infection that's resistant to standard antibiotics now kills more Americans each year than HIV/AIDS, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Seung-Hui Cho, the student at Virginia Tech University who killed 32 people Monday, mailed a package to NBC News between his two shootings. The NewsHour reports on these developments, including earlier stalking accusations against the gunman.
U.S. health care spending is expected to increase dramatically over the next decade, from $2 trillion to over $4 trillion by 2016, according to a government report released Wednesday. NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer explains the report.
Some Iraq war veterans returning to the United States for medical treatment have found that Washington, D.C.'s Walter Reed Army Hospital has failed to provide them with adequate care. Dana Priest, a Washington Post reporter who broke the story, describes…
Recent controversial reports said five elderly and terminally ill patients who were abandoned and proclaimed dead in a New Orleans hospital immediately after Hurricane Katrina were euthanized by the hospital staff.
By PBS NewsHour
An explosives-laden car detonated outside a hospital south of Baghdad Thursday as U.S. troops were visiting the facility, killing at least 30 people, officials said.
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