One of the top items on Republicans' to-do list when they take over control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday is to undo one of the Democrats' signature achievements of the last Congress: the sweeping health system overhaul."
The new Republican-led House will lead a movement to ban earmarks in the next Congress. But while projects like Alaska's "Bridge to Nowhere" have given earmarks a bad rap, some earmarks fill a vital need.Case in point?
Rahm Emanuel says if he becomes mayor, he’d encourage city employees to get healthier. He says that could save the city millions of dollars. Emanuel says he’d tailor a new city wellness program on ones run by companies like Johnson & Johnson.
The U.S. has just received its first shipment of molybdenum-99, an essential material for medical imaging that's being mass-produced for the first time with low-enriched uranium instead of weapons-grade material.
As part of "Eight Forty-Eight's" new Mayor Mondays series, the show will look back at the way Mayor Richard M. Daley’s tenure has affected certain aspects of city life and explore the challenges that the next mayor will face.
When it comes to health care, it's generally the case that the care in wealthy countries is better than in impoverished ones.But a country's GDP only goes so far in predicting how things will go, as a survey of the some of best-off countries finds.Take a guess which rich country's health system prov