Obesity Costs

October 1, 2003

A panel talks about what's behind the estimated $90 billion to $117 billion yearly cost of obesity in America, and some of the proposed strategies for dealing with the problem.

Richard Restak: "The New Brain"

August 7, 2003

According to neurologist Richard Restak, the way our brains work has changed over the past century. New medications, genetic mapping and imaging technology have all led to a better understanding of how the brain works. Dr. Restak explains...

Laura Rothenberg’s "Breathing for a Living" (Hyperion)

August 1, 2003

Before she passed away in March 2003, Laura Rothenberg wrote a memoir about her life and 22-year struggle with cystic fibrosis. She recorded an audio diary, called "My So-Called Lungs". We'll learn more about Laura from her partner...

Carol Shields: "Unless" (Rebroadcast)

July 23, 2003

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Carol Shields' latest novel, Unless (Fourth Estate), was written after her diagnosis of terminal breast cancer. The author joins Diane to talk about her book and about facing a fatal disease.

Fetal Origins of Adult Disease

July 15, 2003

Public health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity may be triggered by a factor not often considered: the environment of the womb. Researchers join Diane to talk about links between the prenatal environment and adult health

Laura Hillenbrand

July 3, 2003

Most people know Laura Hillenbrand as the author of the best selling book: "Seabiscuit: An American Legend", but some also know she has lived with chronic fatigue syndrome for sixteen years. Laura Hillenbrand and others join Diane...

West Nile Virus

June 26, 2003

Last year the West Nile virus sickened more than 4,000 people in this country. More than 250 people died. Experts say it's impossible to predict what might happen this year. A panel joins Diane to talk about what's know and not known about...

Lillian Rubin: "The Man with the Beautiful Voice" (Beacon Press)

June 24, 2003

Psychotherapist Lillian Rubin provides a view of what happens behind the closed doors of a therapy session, and describes how she's crafted her own approach to therapy, often breaking conventional rules.

Medicare Overhaul

June 16, 2003

Diane talks with health policy experts about a Congressional proposal to revamp the country's health insurance program for elderly Americans, a measure that could pass as early as next month.

Health Care Reform

June 4, 2003

A panel talks about why health care is emerging as a top issue early in the presidential campaign, what the candidates are proposing, and how the issue may develop as the campaigns intensify.

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