In India, verdant terrain conceals clues to a fatal kidney disease

By Sasha Chavkin

How a rare kidney disease is killing laborers and vexing researchers in three countries.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Sri Lanka":

"… s victims have much in common with those of the unexplained epidemics in Sri Lanka and Central America. They come from farming communities and are mostly poo …"

"… raphic and humanitarian scope is more contained than in Central America or Sri Lanka.“Our hypothesis is that an exposure to something in the environment, whe …"

In Sri Lanka, breakthroughs, setbacks and a spiritual touch

By Sasha Chavkin and Anna Barry-Jester

How a rare kidney disease is killing laborers and vexing researchers in three countries.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Coordinator":

"… piecemeal is not the solution for the problem,” said Dr. Shanthi Mendis, Coordinator and Senior Adviser of the WHO non-communicable disease program and th …"

As kidney disease kills thousands across continents, scientists scramble for answers

By Sasha Chavkin

How a rare kidney disease is killing laborers and vexing researchers in three countries.

Excerpts from this story referencing "United States":

"… Yet the search for clues was slow to begin, with governments including the United States moving with little urgency despite warnings of the disease’s toll. And s …"

"… some experts say is necessary.At a 2011 health summit in Mexico City, the United States beat back a proposal by Central American nations that would have listed CK …"

ANALYSIS: Despite GOP claims, U.S. health care nowhere near 'best' in the world

By Wendell Potter

Americans pay more for health care than anyone in the world, but our system is not the best

Excerpts from this story referencing "hypertension":

"… idable hospital admissions for people with asthma, lung disease, diabetes, hypertension and other common illnesses.When it comes to access to physicians, we’re …"

Will digital technology reduce gap in health between rich and poor?

By Emma Schwartz

Two years ago, the Ethio American Health Center opened its doors in the nation’s capital, promising the country’s largest community of Ethio

Excerpts from this story referencing "diseases":

"… minorities still receive worse care and have higher rates of most chronic diseases than whites, according to the 2009 report on health care disparities by th …"

"… new electronic data may help the medical profession better understand how diseases impact minority communities.For instance, at Morehouse School of Medicine …"

Can Cleveland clinic be a model for digital medicine?

By Emma Schwartz

Hospital’s success with electronic records raises hope and caution

Excerpts from this story referencing "physician":

"… to suddenly cause your operating cost to drop,” said C. Martin Harris, a physician who has overseen the digital transition at the hospital.   More …"

"… medical records and to deliver on the potential,” said Howard Forman, a physician who teaches economics and health care policy at Yale University. “I don' …"

"… and Clinic has used its system to create regular report cards that compare physicians to their peers on measures including how well they treat or prevent disea …"

"… gramming work before they accepted the report cards, said David Bronson, a physician heading the hospital’s Medicine Institute.The results of the report card …"