Health

Marya Hornbacher: "Madness" (Houghton Mifflin) (Rebroadcast)

April 13, 2008

At 24, Marya Hornbacher was diagnosed with the most severe form of bipolar disorder. After struggling for years with eating disorders, she finally learned what caused her wild mood swings. A personal account of struggling with, treating...

Marya Hornbacher: "Madness" (Houghton Mifflin)

April 8, 2008

At 24, Marya Hornbacher was diagnosed with the most severe form of bipolar disorder. After struggling for years with eating disorders, she finally learned what caused her wild mood swings. A personal account of struggling with, treating...

Dr. Dennis McCullough: "My Mother, Your Mother" (Harper)

April 2, 2008

A long-time family physician and geriatrician explains how 'slow medicine' - a return to personal doctoring in an age of high-tech medicine - can help children make the right and necessary decisions when it comes to caring for their...

Eleanor Clift: "Two Weeks of Life" (Basic Books)

March 23, 2008

Journalist Eleanor Clift recounts the final weeks of two lives in March 2005. While her husband, Tom Brazaitis, died quietly at home, the end of Terri Schiavo's life dominated the national news and demanded the attention of all three...

Eleanor Clift: "Two Weeks of Life" (Basic Books) (Rebroadcast)

March 17, 2008

Journalist Eleanor Clift recounts the final weeks of two lives in March 2005. While her husband, Tom Brazaitis, died quietly at home, the end of Terri Schiavo's life dominated the national news and demanded the attention of all three...

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA)

March 12, 2008

The Pennsylvania Republican joins us to discuss his book, "Never Give In: Battling Cancer - and Politicians - in the Senate." He also shares his views on the presidential campaign, civility in American politics and the Senate's agenda.

Jodee Blanco: "Please Stop Laughing At Us ..." (BenBella) (Rebroadcast)

March 9, 2008

Being the victim of a bully at school is often dismissed as just a part of growing up, but many say it can leave lasting emotional scars. A survivor of peer abuse offers advice for parents, teachers and children on coping with and putting...

Dr. Robert Butler: "The Longevity Revolution" (Public Affairs)

March 6, 2008

An expert on aging examines the remarkable transformation of human life expectancy. He explains the benefits and challenges an older population presents.

Jodee Blanco: "Please Stop Laughing At Us ..." (BenBella)

March 4, 2008

Being the victim of a bully at school is often dismissed as just a part of growing up, but many say it can leave lasting emotional scars. A survivor of peer abuse offers advice for parents, teachers and children on coping with and putting...

Steve McKee: "My Father's Heart" (Da Capo)

March 3, 2008

After watching his father die from a massive heart attack when he was only fifty-five, Steve McKee decided to do his best to avoid a similar fate. But after a life-time of healthy eating and exercise, he one day discovered he also...

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