Health Technologies

Polio patient in iron lung flanked by medical workers (© AP Images)

How America beat polio

It took an entire country to snuff out polio. Learn how Americans stepped up to defeat it and how one of the vaccines is reducing it abroad.
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Guaidó leads on Venezuela’s COVID-19 response

While the former Maduro regime lies to Venezuelans about COVID-19, interim President Juan Guaidó and the National Assembly are saving lives.
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U.S. makes advances on COVID-19 vaccines

Researchers and scientists are making significant progress in their mission to develop a COVID-19 vaccine and keep people safe.
Man standing by U.S. flag and packaging face masks (© Julio Cortez/AP Images)

America’s small businesses shift production to aid COVID-19 fight

More and more of America’s small businesses are suspending normal operations to respond to COVID-19, support health-care workers and help save lives.
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U.S. scientists work tirelessly on coronavirus vaccines

Work is underway on treatments and a vaccine to combat the new coronavirus. See how U.S. innovators are fighting to keep Americans and the world safe.
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Using artificial intelligence to help fight heart disease

U.S. companies are using artificial intelligence to improve medical care. Learn how new software will lead to early detection of heart disease.
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Diagnosing brain cancer with the help of artificial intelligence

A recent study shows artificial intelligence was as successful as doctors at diagnosing cancer — and was much faster, too.
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U.S. innovation is fighting antibiotic-resistant diseases

Antibiotic-resistant diseases are being tackled head-on by U.S. government agencies with fast-track funding of bold ideas.
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Mapping Niger to deliver malaria medicines

A U.S.-backed program is helping to get malaria medicine delivered in Niger by making sure maps accurately show the location of health facilities.