Health

Senator Gordon Smith

April 24, 2006

The Republican senator from Oregon talks about his son's losing battle with depression and issues before the Senate.

Susan Miller: "Be Heard the First Time" (Capital Books)

April 13, 2006

A voice expert offers seven keys to effective public speaking.

David Hyde Pierce

April 5, 2006

The award-winning actor talks about his latest projects and work with the Alzheimer's Association.

Autism

April 3, 2006

Autism affects one in every 166 children living in the United States. Diane and her guests discuss what is known about the disorder, possible treatments, and a new national database to help aid in education and understanding of autism.

NIH Director Elias Zerhouni

March 15, 2006

The Director of the National Institutes for Health discusses his agencies fight against cancer and other health topics in the news.

Susan Foster: "Women Under the Influence" (Johns Hopkins)

February 23, 2006

A new study examines substance abuse by American women of all ages, why they get addicted more easily than their male counterparts, and what can be done about it.

Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee

February 9, 2006

A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes convinced Governor Mike Huckabee to lose 110 pounds and take control of his health. As the new chairman of the National Governors Association, he hopes to get Americans to lead healthier, more active lives...

Darrin McMahon: "Happiness: A History" (Atlantic Monthly)

January 25, 2006

In modern society, happiness is everywhere. It's promised by prescription drugs, used to sell just about anything and everything, and leads many on a fruitless quest. A look at the history of happiness.

Health Care Reform

January 23, 2006

in his upcoming State-of the-Union address, President Bush is expected to outline proposals for making health care more consumer driven. Two health care experts discuss why costs are skyrocketing and what can be done to rein them in.

Gail Sheehy: "Sex and the Seasoned Woman"

January 19, 2006

Many women in middle age today are refusing to settle for the stereotyped roles of the past. Gail Sheehy describes what she believes is a hidden cultural phenomenon - the revitalized pursuit of sex and other passions in the middle to...

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