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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.
Posted In: Health

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.
Posted In: Health

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.
Posted In: Health

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.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Seniors, sign up or pay more

May 9, 2006
President Bush is spearheading the government's push to enroll seniors in Medicare Part D, the drug benefit, before the May 15 deadline. Folks who don't sign up by Monday will have to pay more. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

No more Disney in your Happy Meal

May 8, 2006
We learned today that Disney will drop its decade-long promotional partnership with McDonald's. But McDonald's says the break-up has nothing to do with childhood obesity. From New York, Bob Moon has the story.
Posted In: Health

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