Monday, June 02, 2014
In 1970, Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx was one of the worst in New York City. There were rats in the emergency room, and if you walked in with a stab wound you might walk out with lead poisoning. Then came the Young Lords — and everything changed. This is part 1 of our weeklong series on health care in the Bronx.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Lena Sun, health reporter at The Washington Post, discusses her story on a pilot program at a Boston hospital that allows mental health patients to read the notes their doctors are writing during therapy sessions. The program grew out of a national push for more access to health records for patients, but some patients and doctors worry that care will suffer.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Resveratrol is a chemical in red wine that, over the years, has been both heralded as heart healing and dismissed as bogus by the media. While this head-spinning trajectory is the norm in health reporting, it's enough to make health and science reporter Virginia Hughes question her profession. Brooke speaks with Hughes about the perils of reporting on the latest health news.
Monday, May 19, 2014
The board of directors of British drug maker AstraZeneca says it rejects the raised $119 billion takeover offer from U.S. drugmaker Pfizer.
In a statement released Monday, AstraZeneca's board said it "reiterates its confidence in AstraZeneca's ability to deliver on its prospects as an independent, science led business."
Pfizer Inc., ...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
New York Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah will step down in June to take an executive position with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in California, the health department said late Wednesday.
Department spokesman Bill Schwarz said the move has been in the works for weeks. Dr. Howard Zucker, who is currently ...
Thursday, April 03, 2014
By Fred Mogul : Reporter, WNYC News
A $250 million deal from Brooklyn Health Partners would preserve LICH as a full-service hospital with up to 400 inpatient beds.
Monday, March 31, 2014
By Kai Wright
Friday, March 28, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The deadline to start signing up for health insurance if you aren't covered is March 31st (Monday), and the White House has just announced some more important dates. Susan Dentzer, Senior Policy Adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, health policy analyst for PBS NewsHour and former editor-in-chief of the journal Health Affairs, explains what happens if you don't sign up, your options, and the state of the policy.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
There are only two weeks left for Americans to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, and this week, President Barack Obama made a comedic appeal to young people by appearing on Zach Galifianakis’s web show, “Between Two Ferns.” Now web traffic at HealthCare.gov is up 40 percent. How many young people still need to enroll and why are so many still resistant? Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, and Josh Carpenter, explain.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Friday, February 07, 2014
Friday, December 06, 2013
Monday, December 02, 2013
Now that the deadline has passed for the HealthCare.gov site to be fixed, how are the GOP and Democrats realigning themselves on the battle to dismantle or save the Affordable Care Act? Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich has been following this story and joins The Takeaway to explain how the politics of Obamacare looks going forward.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013