Harvard physician Atul Gawande says we need to change the nation's approach to aging and dying. How nursing homes can focus more on patients’ need for human connection, and how end-of-life treatment is actually shortening lives instead of extending them.
Diane and her guests discuss the latest news about the ongoing anthrax incidents, and about how our investigative and public health systems are responding.
- Dr. Tom Inglesby Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Dr. Greg Evans director of the Center for the Study of Bioterrorism and Emerging Infections at the St. Louis University School of Public Health
- Amy Smithson Henry L. Stimson Center
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