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Health & Medicine

One surgeon suggests health care decisions in America are too often dictated by money

Most consumers want value for their money. When we buy a house or a car, we shop carefully and thoroughly — and there are rules and regulations governing the information a seller must provide to the buyer. But not so for the medical industry. In many cases, hospitals and doctors deliberately keep the true cost of medical procedures a closely-held secret. Can this unfair and outdated system ever be changed?

Health & Medicine

The fight is on over e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarette ads are on TV. New York City is restricting e-smoking in the same way as it restricts tobacco smoking. And government data indicates that 10 percent of high school students have tried e-cigs. Now, researchers are racing to figure out how they will impact public health.

Global Politics

Yemenia crash survivor

Anchor Lisa Mullins has the latest on the rescue of the sole survivor of the Yemenia aircraft that crashed in the Indian ocean yesterday. The fourteen year-old girl survived the crash by clinging to a piece of plane debris for more than 12 hours.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Papua New Guinea. Five men who set sail from Papua New Guinea have been rescued after more than 2 months adrift. A doctor says another day drifting and they probably wouldn't have survived. Anchor Jeb Sharp has details.