Health

Maggie Scarf: "Secrets, Lies, Betrayals" (Random House)

June 2, 2004

Author Maggie Scarf talks about the latest research on how early traumatic experiences can affect us physically throughout our lives, and the latest therapeutic approaches to breaking these destructive patterns.

Carl Honore: "In Praise of Slowness" (Harper San Francisco)

May 12, 2004

A self-described speedaholic calls for perspective and balance in our lives. Canadian journalist Carl Honore examines how our world got so frenetic, how this pace affects us, and a worldwide movement to slow down.

Medicare Prescription Drug Discount Cards

May 12, 2004

New government-approved discount cards can help seniors save money on prescription drugs. But there are 73 to choose from and it can be tough to know exactly how any one of them will work. Diane and her guests look at the advantages and...

Teen Mothers in the Developing World

May 6, 2004

Pregnancy and childbirth are the leading causes of death among teen girls in the developing world. In some countries, as many as half of these girls are married. Diane and her guests talk about this problem and what's being done to...

Jonathan Weiner: "His Brother's Keeper" (Ecco)

April 27, 2004

Stephen Heywood was 29 when he learned he was dying of ALS - Lou Gehrig's disease. His older brother Jamie transformed himself from a mechanical into a genetic engineer in a race to cure the incurable. Pulitzer-prize winning author...

Alice Flaherty: "The Midnight Disease" (Houghton Mifflin) (Rebroadcast)

April 14, 2004

Writers often say they are driven to write. Now there's proof of a physiological compulsion. Author and neurologist Alice Flaherty draws on scientific research, her own experience, and the lives of other writers to explore how and why we...

Dr. Stephen Straus (Rebroadcast)

April 13, 2004

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the NIH is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Diane and Director Dr. Stephen Straus discuss popular alternatives to conventional healthcare.

Janis Abrahms Spring: "How Can I Forgive You?" (HarperCollins) (Rebroadcast)

April 8, 2004

A clinical psychologist debunks such common myths as "forgiveness is always good for you" and "to be a good person you must forgive." She give advice on how to forgive and when to decide not to.

Global AIDS

March 31, 2004

Diane and her guests discuss challenges facing the international effort to fight the spread of AIDS around the world, and the role the US is playing in the effort.

Dr. Stephen Straus

March 29, 2004

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the NIH is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Diane and Director Dr. Stephen Straus discuss popular alternatives to conventional healthcare.

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