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Hospitals going green

May 17, 2006
Hospitals are increasingly building their facilities with the environment in mind. Not just because it's the right thing to do, but because they can save money. Shia Levitt reports.
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More health care isn't better health care

May 16, 2006
Almost a third of the money Medicare spends on chronically ill seniors is wasted, according to a new study out from Dartmouth Medical School. Helen Palmer tells us why.
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Breast milk for sale?

May 16, 2006
There's nothing as good as mother's breast milk for a baby. Increasingly, that milk could come from businesses that operate on a strictly for-profit basis. Nancy Mullane reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Health

Medicare spending

May 16, 2006
A new study out today finds nearly one-third of the money Medicare spends on chronically-ill seniors is wasted. Helen Palmer reports.
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Medicare D(eadline)

May 15, 2006
Today is the deadline for seniors to sign up for the Medicare D drug plan without penalty. There's a debate over how many eligible seniors have signed up, but insurers say it's not enough. Scott Tong explains.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Most disabled Americans are paid lower wages

May 12, 2006
The US Census Bureau is reporting today that half of all disabled Americans hold jobs, but they are more likely to have lower incomes and lack health insurance. Helen Palmer reports.
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Canadian pharmacies make a comeback

May 12, 2006
With the new Medicare drug benefit enrollment deadline fast approaching, Canadian pharmacies are trying to convince American seniors it's still cheaper to buy north of the border. Steve McNalley reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health, Washington

Who should get the vaccines?

May 11, 2006
If a bird flu pandemic hits, the vaccine is almost certain to be in short supply — and there's debate about who should get it. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Science, Washington

Baby TV is here

May 11, 2006
A new TV channel promises 24-hour entertainment... for babies. The channel hopes to reach one of the last untouched TV markets, but some researchers are worried about the impact on child development. Cheryl Glaser reports.
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Senate debates small-business health insurance

May 9, 2006
Senate Republicans are trying to change the nation's health insurance system to encourage small businesses to offer coverage. But Democrats are worried the bill may reduce coverage for millions who are already insured. Helen Palmer reports.
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