The EPA is proposing new rules that would drastically cut mercury emissions and other pollutants from cement plants. But some worry the regulations may potentially be too stringent. Sarah Gardner reports.
President Obama will discuss his ideas for a public health insurance plan at the American Medical Association's annual meeting in Chicago. Tamara Keith explores the AMA's potential ideological and financial concerns.
The World Health Organization has officially designated swine flu as a global pandemic. But that just means the disease is spreading, not becoming more severe. Bob Moon looks at what workplaces are doing to debunk health fears.
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.