Health

Delays In New Food Safety Regulations

August 22, 2012

More than two dozen people have died after eating contaminated cantaloupes. Food safety advocates say outbreaks like these could have been prevented under a new law. Diane and guests explore what’s holding up food safety rules.

Living With Migraine And The Search For New Treatments

Living With Migraine And The Search For New Treatments

August 16, 2012

As scientists learn more about the cause of migraines, doctors and patients have their sights on better medication. Living with migraines and the search for new treatments.

Understanding Paul Ryan's Budget Plan

August 15, 2012

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's budget is now under scrutiny, especially for its changes to Medicare. Diane and guests explore what's in the plan and how it would reshape federal entitlement programs.

 Family Conversations About End-Of-Life Care

Family Conversations About End-Of-Life Care

August 8, 2012

Conversations about death and dying are never easy. Diane and her guests talk about how to begin end-of-life discussions with a loved one. They offer guidance on how to create a plan that can safeguard his or her well-being and provide caregivers with peace of mind.

Mental Health Services Under The Affordable Care Act

July 31, 2012

The deadly Colorado shooting underscores the need to better identify, diagnose and treat people with mental illness. Diane and guests will discuss the future of mental health services under the Affordable Care Act.

Using Prescription Medication For An Academic Edge

Using Prescription Medication For An Academic Edge

July 26, 2012

A growing number of high school and college students are using ADHD drugs to gain an academic edge: Adderall abuse and what's being done to address it.

Turning The Tide On HIV And AIDS

July 24, 2012

New HIV drugs are changing the face of the epidemic, but defeating the virus remains a daunting public health challenge. What it will take to turn the tide on HIV and AIDS with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.

The Latest Research On Alzheimer's Disease

July 16, 2012

New research on a rare gene mutation could offer clues about Alzheimer's disease. Another study could lead to early treatment. The latest on a disease expected to affect 10 million Americans by 2050.

Dr. Nora Volkow

Dr. Nora Volkow

July 9, 2012

The director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse on addiction and efforts to cure it.

What The Affordable Care Act Means For Consumers

July 2, 2012

What the Affordable Care Act means for you. We take your questions on how implementation of the law could affect consumers.

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