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 Can this unfair and outdated system ever be changed?

Global Politics

How cholera outbreak started

Scientists are still trying to understand how the cholera epidemic in Haiti began. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with public health and cholera expert Rita Colwell. She says the right environmental conditions were there for the outbreak to flourish.