Health

Advances in Reproductive Science

May 15, 2007

Helping people who otherwise might never have had children become parents is becoming a big business in the U.S. But advances in reproductive technology - from in vitro fertilization to egg and sperm donation and surrogacy - are also...

Joseph Califano: "High Society" (PublicAffairs)

May 9, 2007

Joe Califano declared smoking tobacco "public health enemy number one" when he served as Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare in the Carter administration. Today he's calling for a new attitude in American attitudes toward all...

Kim Carlos and Jennifer Johnson: "Nordie's at Noon" (DaCapo Lifelong)

May 3, 2007

Young women discuss their experience with breast cancer.

Identifying and Treating Severe Mental Illness

April 25, 2007

A look at the mental health system and proposals to improve it.

Allan Brandt: "The Cigarette Century" (Basic Books)

April 17, 2007

The rise of the powerful tobacco industry, how it's battled mounting legal and scientific challenges, and where its future lies.

FDA Commissioner Andrew C. Von Eschenbach

April 16, 2007

Confirmed earlier this year, the Commissioner talks about his priorities for the Food and Drug Administration.

Betty Rollin: "Here's the Bright Side" (Random House)

April 11, 2007

The former NBC News correspondent who was one of the first public figures to talk openly about her breast cancer presents her latest book. It's a look at how people can grow even after suffering great loss.

Cancer - Early Detection and Treatment

April 3, 2007

Advances in early detection and living with cancer.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

March 1, 2007

COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, but many Americans have never even heard of it. We learn who is most at risk for the disease, what are the symptoms, and how it is treated.

Allen Shawn: "Wish I Could Be There" (Viking)

February 28, 2007

Allen Shawn talks about the biological origins of phobias, and how his personal fears which include phobias about open spaces, air travel, water, and elevators have controlled his life.

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