The nation's hospitals are struggling to care for low-income patients. Proposed solutions usually involve more money or more doctors. But some medical centers are trying a different approach -- more lawyers. Jeff Tyler reports.
At least 15% of Americans in every state are clinically obese, an estimate that is worrying not only doctors, but employers as well. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on findings released today by the Conference Board.
Rising gas and food prices and the credit crunch may be making it harder for Americans to make ends meet. But economist Chris Ruhm says a tougher economy may also be improving the health of the population as a whole. He explains to Kai Ryssdal.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's 200-page plan to overhaul financial regulation is a call to change the way the insurance industry is regulated.
Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell talks to Scott Jagow.
One item in Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's 200-page plan to overhaul financial regulation is a call to change the way the insurance industry is regulated. Economics editor Chris Farrell talks to Scott Jagow.
Traders dumped shares of Merck and Schering-Plough today on news that cholesterol-lowering medications the companies made and marketed didn't do much for other symptoms of heart disease -- and might make them worse. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.