Six years after he explored the high cost of medical care in McAllen in “The Cost Conundrum,” The New Yorker's Atul Gawande returns and finds improvement has been made in cutting Medicare costs in the city.
Fourteen U.S. cancer centers are partnering with IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence system to try to speed up the process of formulating treatment options for cancer patients based on volumes of data.
Johnson & Johnson has appointed a leading bioethicist to head a panel to determine how to handle requests from people who are critically ill and want access to promising drugs before they are approved.
Texan Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, is an English teacher at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, which has seen an influx of refugees from countries like Myanmar in recent years.
Nine states, including Texas, currently offer a “seal of biliteracy” on high school diplomas for graduates who have demonstrated proficiency in a second language. But experts wonder whether the trend is necessary.
After protracted conflicts in the city of Baltimore, President Obama pointed to education programs — particularly those that target children of high-poverty, urban families — as helpful to struggling communities.