Republicans Reveal New Healthcare Plan

Republicans Reveal New Healthcare Plan

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Health | No Comments

On March 6, House Republicans released their replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act. Like the ACA, the new plan–known as the American Health Care Act–is a way for the federal government to help people afford the high cost of health insurance. But in many other important ways, the new plan is radically different. So […]

Your Brain in a Digital World

Your Brain in a Digital World

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Health, Science and Technology | No Comments

Last week, btw brought you a story about what happens to the brain when you do more than one thing at a time. This week we go further, looking at the ways your brain responds to some of the things you are likely to be engaged in every day. Your Brain on Music Listening to […]

The Great Vaccination Debate

The Great Vaccination Debate

Last month, we brought you news of the recent resurgence of measles after more than a decade of being considered “eliminated” in 2000. This week, we dig deeper into the growing concern over the spread of the disease and look at both sides of the larger vaccination debate. A Brief History of Vaccination Smallpox, a highly […]

The Government’s Latest Actions Against Ebola

The Government’s Latest Actions Against Ebola

The news and rumors and misunderstanding about the Ebola disease in the United States is continuing to change. The Obama administration has been working this past week to keep informed about the story and develop the guidelines that are needed to keep citizens and health care professionals safe. On the White House blog page, a […]

Ebola: What It Is and Is Not

Ebola: What It Is and Is Not

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Current Events, Health, Top Stories | No Comments

Back in the summer, btw brought you news of an outbreak of Ebola. In the months since, thousands have died and concern over how to both treat victims and stop the rapid spread has grown. What began in West Africa has now officially spread to the United States. A Liberian man named Thomas Duncan had […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Health, Stuff You Should Know, World | No Comments

One World Trade Center Preview It’s being called a “marvel of persistence” and a “miracle of logistics.” After more than a decade of planning and tens of thousands of man-hours invested, One World Trade Center is set to open later this year. At 1,776 feet and 104 stories, the structure sits on 16 acres and […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

The Mystery of Flight 370 Continues On March 8, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 departed the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on its way to Beijing, China. Less than an hour later it lost contact with air traffic control. Despite subsequent tracking by satellite that showed the aircraft traveling off course for at least seven […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

U.S. Ship Violates International Law in Indian Waters On October 12, the Coast Guard of India stopped a ship it suspected of carrying firearms without permission. Local fishermen tipped off the Guard. All 35 crew members on board were detained (jailed) for questioning, and the ship was impounded (taken temporarily.) The MV Seaman Guard Ohio […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Yankees Rivera Retires New York Yankee, Mariano Rivera, pitched his last professional baseball game last month. Known by his nickname “Sandman,” he is considered one of the best relief pitchers the game has ever seen. As a “closer,” Rivera typically pitches the last inning of a game to protect his team’s lead and save the […]

So What’s the Deal with Obamacare?

So What’s the Deal with Obamacare?

You are probably well aware by now that the federal government has shut down temporarily. This is largely over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare. Congress already passed this law in 2010, which has been going into affect in stages. However, last Sunday night, Congress could not overcome political and financial […]