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 Can this unfair and outdated system ever be changed?

Conflict & Justice

Ted Kennedy's Legacy

Senator Ted Kennedy died last night at the age of 77 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. The World's Jeb Sharp looks back on the legacy of the man called the �liberal lion of the Senate.�

Politics

Polio reappearing

The battle to eradicate polio is suffering some major setbacks, including new cases in Russia and Tajikistan. The World's Katy Clark reports that some experts are now rethinking the war on polio.