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 provide an update on government efforts to prepare the public for a possible pandemic without prompting an overreaction.
- Dr. Anthony Fauci Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH
- Dr. Richard Besser acting director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Dr. Sanjay Gupta Practicing neurosurgeon and Associate Chief of Neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital and Assistant Professor at Emory University in Atlanta. He is a columnist for Time magazine and Chief Medical Correspondent at C.N.N. He is the author of 'Chasing Life' and the recently released 'Cheating Death.'
- James Fallows national correspondent for the "Atlantic Monthly."
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