Demand for medical care will grow. One possible solution would be to allow more foreign-trained doctors to work in the US. Many are ready to practice but the US system for residency keeps them out of the running. Marina Giovannelli of WLRN-Miami has more.
A six year-old girl in a Kabul refugee camp who was going to be sold in marriage to pay off a debt to cover the cost of her mother's hospital care. But "an anonymous donor working through an American lawyer had paid the debt."
Angelina Jolie has undergone a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer. Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi became one of the first Saudi women to go public about her breast cancer, and has been trying to reduce the stigma across the Arab world.
Many African nations are experiencing a medical brain drain, thousands of their doctors and nurses are actively recruited to leave and work in the West; Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Dr. Edward Mills
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with two international journalists covering the health care reform debate in the United States. Guillaume Debre is a Washington-based correspondent for French TV channel TF1. And Chris Cermak reports for the German Press Agency.
Medical records are rare or non-existent in many parts of the developing world. Now, a global team of coders and doctors have created a free, downloadable, computer-based medical record system. The World's Clark Boyd reports.
The House of Representatives has passed the landmark healthcare reform bill at the heart of President Barack Obama's agenda. David Baron talks with reporters outside the U.S. about how they are covering healthcare reform for their home countries.
Malaria deaths are being vastly under-counted in India and perhaps throughout much of the world, says a new report in the British medical journal, Lancet. The World's Health and Science Editor David Baron tells anchor Lisa Mullins why.