For One Senior, Medicaid Provides Model Care
When Gracie Scarrow, 94, was diagnosed with congestive heart failure she didn't have the money to pay for the care she needed. She turned to Medicaid — which covers the long-term care in a nursing home — and she couldn't be happier.
Rich Vs. Poor At Root Of Honduran Political Crisis
In Honduras, a protracted presidential standoff is highlighting the deep divisions in the country's society. Supporters say deposed President Manuel Zelaya is being punished for snubbing the elite and championing the poor; critics say he acted unconstitutionally.
How To Solve The Business Card Blues
In the digital age, it's practically second nature to e-mail or text contact information. But that doesn't mean we've abandoned the age-old tradition of exchanging paper business cards. So what can be done to bridge these two worlds?
Brother Ali: An Honest Act Of Worship
If you must see one rapper this year who happens to be Muslim, albino and legally blind, it should be Brother Ali. Inspired by the music of Rakim and other old school rappers, Ali sought out the Quran and converted to Islam.
Americans Win Nobel For Research On Aging
The 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Americans Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider and Jack Szostak, who made key discoveries about how living cells age.
BLK JKS: World Music With Teeth
The four members of the South African rock band BLK JKS (pronounced "Black Jacks") grew up in different parts of the country, speaking different tribal languages. And they listened to a great range of music — everything from local rhythms to Sonic Youth to Duke Ellington. Those influences converge in a totally original sound on the group's full-length debut, After Robots.
Indiana, Tennessee Begin Swine Flu Vaccinations
Indiana and Tennessee are among the first states in the nation to vaccinate people against the swine flu. Anne Schuchat, head of Immunizations for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says the CDC decided to start the program as quickly as possible even though it doesn't yet have large stockpiles of the vaccine.
Swine Flu Vaccination Efforts Examined
At the moment, state and local health department Web sites carry little information about swine flu vaccination. That could be because the program is ahead of schedule. The states are in charge of the vaccination program.
High Court Begins New Term
The U.S. Supreme Court formally opened its new term Monday, turning away 1,800 appeals that had accumulated over the summer. The justices also heard their first case, involving police questioning.
Week In Tech Reviewed
Omar Gallaga, technology culture reporter for the Austin American-Statesman, discusses ways to digitize business cards, a new e-reading Web site from the Walt Disney Co., and the Bheestie, a bag that could save your cell phone the next time you — and it — get caught in the rain.