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Wide disparities in US health care found

Apr 6, 2006
The United States may have the world's most effective health care system, but according to a new study, it's far from the most equitable. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Massachusetts has a plan for healthcare

Apr 5, 2006
The Massachusetts legislature has approved a healthcare plan it believes, in a couple of years, won't cost taxpayers a dime. Gov. Mitt Romney says he'll sign it. Other states are going to wait and see. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

The Accidental President...

Apr 4, 2006
Kai talks with Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil, about his new book, "The Accidental President of Brazil." Cardoso's memoir recounts his success at stopping inflation in Brazil during his time in office.

Minor league umpires may call a strike

Mar 31, 2006
One of the unofficial signs of spring is the start of baseball season. But next week's planned opener in the minor leagues may have a rocky start. The umpires could be on strike.
Posted In: Sports

A new prescription: recycling drugs

Mar 31, 2006
Thousands of dollars of prescription drugs are destroyed everyday because their intended patients don't use them. A new program to recycle these drugs is about to get a boost from the federal government. Lisa Ann Pinkerton reports.
Posted In: Health

Job Files: Putting it all in your hands

Mar 31, 2006
Imagine a sandwich with meat, cheese, french fries and cole slaw -- <i>inside</i>. Meet Toni Haggerty, the Pittsburgh woman who makes it.

Company invests in bird-flu vaccine tests

Mar 31, 2006
GlaxoSmithKline plans to spend $2 billion on clinical trials for a pandemic flu vaccine that could be used if bird flu jumps to humans. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Lawsuit: Sunscreen users burned by makers' claims

Mar 30, 2006
A class-action lawsuit was filed today against makers of suntan lotions. The suit alleges that most of the products don't provide as much protection as advertised. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Health

The cost of mental health

Mar 30, 2006
Most managed healthcare plans don't include coverage for mental illness. But according to a new study, offering coverage for such afflictions results in little additional cost. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

<i>Chomp, chomp, snap</i> . . . Is gum good for health?

Mar 29, 2006
Have you ever been around someone who chews gum constantly? Do they seem happier? Healthier? Wrigley is betting millions of dollars on it. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains.
Posted In: Health

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