An estimated six million people now go to health clinics each year in retail stores like CVS and Wal-Mart. But some doctors say relying too heavily on these convenient medical facilities can be risky. Guest host Susan Page and a panel of guests discuss the pros and cons of retail health clinics.
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Novelist and professor Mary Gordon discusses her new memoir, "Seeing Through Places." In the book, she presents the homes that have played significant roles throughout her life, from her grandmother’s oddly confusing house, to the Cape Cod cottage she could never afford to own, to her current haven in a Manhattan apartment.
- Mary Gordon professor at Barnard College. Her other books include the novels "Spending" and "Final Payments," the memoir "Shadow Man," and a biography of St. Joan of Arc.
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