The National Institutes of Health scored $10.4 billion in stimulus funds that it's handing out in grants. Chronicle of Higher Education reporter Paul Basken talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the stimulus has affected grant applications and whether it's creating jobs.
Congress is looking for ways to cut health care costs without hurting the quality of care. One role model could be Geisinger's hospital in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., where surgeons guarantee a successful surgery or eat the extra cost. Joel Rose reports.
A new report out in the American Journal of Medicine says medical bills are involved in 60 percent of personal bankruptcies in the U.S. Many of those people affected are covered by health insurance. Tamara Keith reports.
The Food and Drug Administration is revisiting safety concerns surrounding the plastic hardener Bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA. The FDA is likely to ban BPA in baby bottles, cups and food containers. Sarah Gardner reports.
What health care system would help reform the industry in the U.S.? Los Angeles Times business columnist David Lazarus tells Bill Radke Obama is on the right track with a hybrid of the private and public sectors.
The health care industry is looking for ways it can simplify its processes as a way to cut costs. But some analysts are skeptical that skirting red tape can really be all that effective. Steve Henn looks at both sides.
President Obama has warned that rising health care costs are a true threat to our economic health. Dr. Atul Gawande wrote an article about why health care costs are so high after going to McAllen, Tx., and talks to Kai Ryssdal about his findings.
The World Health Organization says the swine flu outbreak is inching closer to a pandemic, but the general level of infection is still moderate. A pandemic might present a challenge to businesses. Jeff Tyler reports.