healthcare

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 Can this unfair and outdated system ever be changed?

Arts, Culture & Media

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Charlotte Gainsbourg has been defining her own path as an actress and singer. she's come out with a new album. The album is called IRM French for MRI As The World's Adeline Sire explains, it deals with a frightening time in Gainsbourg's life.

Global Politics

Low Cost IVF

IVF is now a common method of aiding conception � but it's expensive. There are efforts to make the treatments more accessible to the poorest regions of the world. Lisa Mullins talks with Dr. Ian Cooke of the Low Cost IVF Foundation.

Global Politics

China's search for cleaner coal

Burning coal causes huge problems in China, but it's likely to remain the country's main energy source for decades. In part two of her series, Mary Kay Magistad looks at China's efforts to develop so-called �cleaner coal� technologies.

Arts, Culture & Media

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Charlotte Gainsbourg has been defining her own path as an actress and singer. she's come out with a new album. The album is called IRM French for MRI As The World's Adeline Sire explains, it deals with a frightening time in Gainsbourg's life.

Global Politics

Low Cost IVF

IVF is now a common method of aiding conception � but it's expensive. There are efforts to make the treatments more accessible to the poorest regions of the world. Lisa Mullins talks with Dr. Ian Cooke of the Low Cost IVF Foundation.

Global Politics

China's search for cleaner coal

Burning coal causes huge problems in China, but it's likely to remain the country's main energy source for decades. In part two of her series, Mary Kay Magistad looks at China's efforts to develop so-called �cleaner coal� technologies.