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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.
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

Not a pretty picture

May 4, 2006
Kodak is having a rough go in the age of digital cameras and camera phones. The photo industry giant lost $298 million last quarter and today said it's considering selling its health-imaging business. Cheryl Glaser reports.
Posted In: Health, Science, Wall Street

Investing in vaccines

May 4, 2006
Federal health authorities today issued more than a billion dollars worth of contracts to speed the production of vaccines in preparation for a possible avian flu pandemic. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health, Science, Washington

Bird flu threatens Africa's chicken economy

May 3, 2006
While avian flu is still a big "if" here, other parts of the world are already battling outbreaks in their bird populations. In Africa, chickens are not only food, but an insurance policy against hard times. Suzanne Marmion reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Sorry kids, soda is out

May 3, 2006
Diet soda, water and low-fat milk are in. Anti-obesity advocates and the soft drink giants have a big announcement today: They're yanking most soda-pop from this country's public schools. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Health

Who's paying for bird flu prep?

May 2, 2006
The Bush administration has a plan to deal with a massive bird flu epidemic. But what role should the government play — and what costs should private business bear? Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Obesity fight goes high-tech

Apr 28, 2006
The biotech sector is working on electronic devices to curb obesity, including a so-called "gastric pacemaker" that tricks the stomach into thinking it's full. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Health

How you feelin'?

Apr 26, 2006
Research out today says even moderate-income Americans are getting priced out of decent health coverage. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

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