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The latest news, analysis and reporting about Health from the PBS NewsHour and its website, the feed is updated periodically with interviews, background reports and updates to put the news in a larger context.
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New cancer treatments target disease-causing mutations

3/1/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: Some cutting-edge research is giving new hope to cancer patients. Researchers are zeroing in on the causes of specific cancers and are finding dramatically different ways to fight the disease. To explain the latest findings, I’m joined by Dr. David Hyman, an oncologist with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center here in New York. So, as we talk about cancer, as we talk about hope, let’s just kind of clarify, what is the current way we...

Duration:00:04:03

Ebola efforts shift from keeping up with new cases to eliminating the epide

2/11/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSU.S. withdrawing most troops fighting Ebola in West Africa West Africa studies for two possible Ebola vaccines just weeks away WHO contemplates reforms after admitting missteps on Ebola JUDY WOODRUFF: President Obama announced today that the U.S. will be bring back nearly all of the 2,800 troops fighting Ebola in West Africa, while calling last year’s outbreak of the disease a wakeup call to the world. Jeff is back with that. JEFFREY BROWN: The...

Duration:00:05:40

Store-bought herbal supplements may not be what they advertise

2/3/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhat’s Really in Herbal Supplements? A Closer Look at Herbal Supplements FDA Proposes Strong Warning Label for Ephedra GWEN IFILL: Health officials have long worried about the safety and quality of herbal supplements, a multibillion-dollar business. At least one major retailer pulled products from the shelves today after New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said GNC, Target, Wal-Mart and Walgreens sell store brand supplements that...

Duration:00:05:40

Opting out of vaccination is ‘recipe for outbreak’

2/2/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSYou could get the measles even if you get vaccinated Measles outbreak sparks fear of resurgent diseases ‘Completely avoidable’: Vaccination could have prevented Disneyland outbreak GWEN IFILL: President Obama echoed the concerns of health officials yesterday when he said in an interview that children should be vaccinated. Joining me now is Patricia Stinchfield. She’s the director of infection prevention and control for the Children’s Hospital...

Duration:00:05:05

‘Completely avoidable’: Vaccination could have prevented Disneyland measles

1/25/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: U.S. health officials say the recent measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in Southern California continues to ripple across the nation. Approximately 100 cases have been reported so far. How great a risk does it pose? And what can be done to stop its spread? I spoke about this yesterday with Dr. Anthony Fauci. He is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Washington. So, Dr. Fauci, we know that...

Duration:00:05:32

Connecting the classroom to promising health careers

1/20/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Finally tonight: One of the perpetual challenges facing educators is finding way to make school relevant in the lives of students. A school in Oakland, California, has found success by designing lessons making those links much closer between the classroom and the working world. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports as part of our American Graduate project. It’s a public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. WOMAN:...

Duration:00:08:21

What’s next in the global response to Ebola?

1/6/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhat 2014 conflicts and challenges will carry over into the new year? Getting ‘to zero’ in the fight against Ebola Ebola fighters are TIME’s ‘Person of the Year’ GWEN IFILL: With the death toll in West Africa now over 8,000, government and humanitarian organizations are reassessing the most effective way to tackle the deadly Ebola virus. From launching new drug trials to building new clinics, the United Nations, the United States and...

Duration:00:08:07

How should U.S. regulate powerful painkillers?

1/6/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSFor some wounded veterans, strong prescription drugs can be cause of more drugs New rule to ease safe disposal of unwanted prescription drugs Do you think you are paying a fair price for prescription drugs? JUDY WOODRUFF: Each day, 46 people die in this country after overdosing on prescription painkillers. In 2012 alone, the CDC says 259 million prescriptions were written for painkillers, enough to supply every American adult with a bottle of...

Duration:00:08:06

How one doctor is prescribing data to improve healthcare

12/31/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSTurning technology into easy medical lifesavers What if an implantable device could tell you what medicines you need? Building literacy among the blind with a teen inventor’s Lego printer GWEN IFILL: Next: a second story looking at health care. It’s the latest in our Breakthrough series. Tonight: how one doctor is trying to use data to revamp the way he and his colleagues treat not-so-rare diseases. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports....

Duration:00:08:05

How a state’s choice on Medicaid expansion affects hospitals

12/26/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSHow doctor-owned outpatient medical centers differ from hospitals Hospitals consider free healthcare for those who could not be insured High-deductible plans a ‘quiet revolution in health insurance’ JUDY WOODRUFF: The White House said this week that more than 6.4 million people have signed up for health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act’s federal marketplace so far during this year’s open enrollment season. But even more people,...

Duration:00:07:37

Why changes in health care costs vary widely around the U.S.

12/22/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSFrom penalties to changing plans, get answers to your health care questions We answer your health care questions as open enrollment nears Good news for the Affordable Care Act in jobs reports JUDY WOODRUFF: Let’s turn to the latest on expanding health insurance coverage and the real costs for people. The law is called the Affordable Care Act. And while there’s been much attention on enrollment, there’s been less discussion about a key question,...

Duration:00:05:36

For LA’s homeless, housing could be cure for chronic illness

12/12/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSUsing Medicaid dollars to expand long-term care choices in Michigan Slipping through the system: Are mentally ill Americans getting adequate health care? Fixing the disconnect between Medicare and Medicaid to serve the most vulnerable Americans JUDY WOODRUFF: Since the federal health care law expanded Medicaid in some states, about seven million low-income Americans have gained new health insurance. But, in Los Angeles, health officials say...

Duration:00:07:46

What you need to know about this year’s elevated flu threat

12/11/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSInfographic: Hospitals vary widely on maternity care Using Medicaid dollars expand long-term care choices in Michigan Is an Ebola vaccine on the horizon? GWEN IFILL: Flu season has arrived, and doctors are warning it could be more severe than they thought. That’s partially because a strain of this year’s most common virus is not responding to this year’s vaccine, which could result in more hospitalizations and deaths. So far, the flu is only...

Duration:00:03:50

Using Medicaid dollars to expand long-term care choices in Michigan

12/10/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSIn a state without Medicaid expansion, uninsured South Carolinians mind the gap Fixing the disconnect between Medicare and Medicaid to serve the most vulnerable Americans More than 1.7 million Americans are stuck in Medicaid application limbo JUDY WOODRUFF: Next: an effort in Michigan to permit frail senior citizens and adults with physical disabilities to remain living in their homes with the help of supportive services. It’s being done...

Duration:00:06:54

Liberia and Guinea meet key targets in Ebola fight as Sierra Leone lags

12/1/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSIs an Ebola vaccine on the horizon? CDC Director Frieden: We’re ‘nowhere near out of the woods’ with Ebola In Sierra Leone village, Ebola aid appears ‘too little, too late’ JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally tonight: the battle to contain Ebola in West Africa. The World Health Organization reported today that Liberia and Guinea have met two key targets. They’re now isolating 70 percent of those infected, and ensuring safe burials for 70 percent of those...

Duration:00:06:04

Is an Ebola vaccine on the horizon?

11/27/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSIn Sierra Leone village, Ebola aid appears ‘too little, too late’ How Nigeria has succeeded in containing Ebola Separating legitimate Ebola concerns from unnecessary fear JUDY WOODRUFF: Now to promising news in the search for an Ebola vaccine. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline report that an experimental vaccine has been shown to be safe and,for the first time, to be successful in...

Duration:00:05:23

Will labeling calorie counts on menus bring down America’s obesity rates?

11/25/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSAppeal growing among kids, FDA cracks down on ‘wild west’ of e-cigarettes What can the food and beverage industry do to improve American health? FDA designs new smoking prevention ad strategy to target teens JUDY WOODRUFF: Let’s turn to a different story on the domestic front today, one that could affect many Americans and their dietary habits. The Food and Drug Administration announced new rules that require chain restaurants to list calorie...

Duration:00:06:21

How does video of economist’s Affordable Care Act criticism hurt the law?

11/17/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSSupreme Court will consider new Affordable Care Act challenge From penalties to changing plans, get answers to your health care questions We answer your health care questions as open enrollment nears Editor’s note: The video of Jonathan Gruber and reaction to his statements were edited from the original broadcast due to online rights restrictions. It was not an editorial decision to delete them. You can see the Gruber video here, and President...

Duration:00:08:17

Massachusetts town mulls nation’s first total tobacco ban

11/16/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioWILLIAM BRANGHAM: The town of Westminster, Massachusetts — population 7,300 — is a small, quiet community about an hour west of Boston. When the local health board holds meetings, it usually happens here in this room, where you can get advice about things like septic tanks and mosquito control. But not on this day. This meeting Wednesday night had to be moved to the local elementary school because the town is up in arms. MAN: You people make me sick! WILLIAM...

Duration:00:08:02

CDC director Frieden: We’re ‘nowhere near out of the woods’ with Ebola

11/14/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSEbola outbreak is latest example of globalization’s risks In Sierra Leone village, Ebola aid appears ‘too little, too late’ 12 steps to safely bury Ebola victims HARI SREENIVASAN: Now: the continuing fight to combat Ebola. Hospital officials in Omaha, Nebraska, are preparing for a new case this weekend. The patient is a surgeon who is a national from Sierra Leone and a permanent resident of the United States. He reportedly was infected while...

Duration:00:05:28