public health

Health & Medicine

An epidemiologist suggests we take cues from the AIDS crisis in dealing with Ebola

While it may seem as though media attention surrounding the Ebola outbreak has dwindled, President Barack Obama has said that "we are nowhere near out of the woods yet in West Africa" — meaning volunteers are still needed. Physician and epidemiologist Sharon McDonnell is one of those volunteers, and she says her experience working during the AIDS crisis offers her some perspective.

Health & Medicine

Where did the H1N1 flu start?

A new study out of Imperial College London says the swine flu or H1N1 virus originating in the village of La Gloria in the Mexican state of Vera Cruz. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the lead author of the study, Dr. Christopher Fraser.

Conflict & Justice

Health care in Canada

As the health care debate continues in the United States, Canada has been struggling to implement its own universal health care system. We talk with Roy Romanow, who was Premier of Saskatchewan from 1991 to 2001

Global Politics

Aid for Haiti

Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Bob Poff, the disaster coordinator for Salvation Army. He was in Haiti at the time of the earthquake. He discusses what he and his team have been seeing as they struggle to get help to earthquake victims.