Last October, Yale lecturer Erika Christakis sent an email questioning whether university administrators should advise students on what Halloween costumes to wear. It resulted in protests on campus and a heated debate around the country.
The recently released film "A Beautiful Mind" highlights the heavy toll of schizophrenia on individuals and their families. A panel talks about the latest research on this devastating mental illness, treatment options, and the painful decisions faced by families and others close to people who are diagnosed with this condition.
- Peg Nichols director of communications and media relations for Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; adult child of father with schizophrenia
- Dr. Robert Keisling associate medical director for mental health for Unity Health Care
- Dr. E. Fuller Torrey president of the Treatment Advocacy Center
Most Recent Shows
New Hampshire holds the nation's first primary election. The winners, the losers and what the results could mean for the presidential candidates vying for the Democratic and Republican nominations.
Poor communication between doctors and patients is widely seen as a problem in American healthcare. Now more and more healthcare providers are giving patients new ways of accessing doctors to ask questions or express concerns. In the age of email, texting, video chatting and social media, a look at the promise and limitations of digital communication to improve patient experiences and outcomes.
Violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years, but FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in the first half of last year. What led to the remarkable long-term decline in violent crime in the last two decades in U.S. and what are the prospects the trajectory can continue?