Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 3:30 pm
In recent years, a disease spread by ticks has become more common across the country.
Lyme disease causes a skin rash, and in some cases, more serious symptoms. The rash usually goes away with antibiotics, but some people say they have other symptoms that persist for months or years.
Last spring, the global health community got some alarming news about its last, best treatment for malaria. The artemisinin-based drugs were losing their potency at two different places in Southeast Asia: in western Cambodia and along the border between Thailand and Myanmar.
Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 9:41 am
There's some fresh progress in the battle against polio in one of the three countries where it remains endemic.
Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 6:06 am
Colorado has been moving to set up an insurance exchange since the health care law was passed. The government, insurance industry and the hospitals say they are glad their work over the last year has been worth it.