Health

Martha Stout: "The Myth of Sanity" (Viking)

March 6, 2001

Could daydreaming be a symptom of an underlying emotional problem? Psychologist Martha Stout, an expert in trauma disorders, talks about how the brain processes traumatic experiences, and about how early trauma can lead to a range of...

Colon Cancer

March 1, 2001

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Diane and her guests discuss the latest in research, detection, and treatment of this type of cancer.

Brazaitis and Clift on Kidney Cancer

February 7, 2001

Tom Brazaitis is a columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer who has been battling kidney cancer. He and his wife, Newsweek's Eleanor Clift, join Diane to talk about their experiences living with illness.
Brazaitis suggests visiting the...

Mad Cow Disease

February 1, 2001

As European countries try to understand and control the spread of mad cow disease among animals and humans, guest host Steve Roberts talks with a panel about what's being done here to stop mad cow disease from coming to the United States.

Bipolar Disorder

January 31, 2001

Mental health experts estimate that about 1% of the U.S. population is affected by bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression. This illness causes dramatic swings in mood and behavior. Diane talks with two people who are themselves...

Dr. Jerri Nielsen: "Ice Bound" (Talk Miramax)

January 30, 2001

Dr. Jerri Nielsen's story made headlines in 1999: while stationed at the South Pole she diagnosed herself with breast cancer, treated herself with supplies delivered by airdrop, and was evacuated when weather finally permitted. In her...

Pain Management

January 24, 2001

New rules require most American hospitals to measure and record pain as a vital sign. The regulation is designed to address the longstanding criticism that doctors and other health care providers under-treat their patients' pain. A panel...

Medical Acupuncture

December 20, 2000

Western doctors once rejected acupuncture but in recent years have become interested in its effectiveness in treating certain kinds of pain and other problems. A panel talks about acupuncture - its effect on the body and its growing...

Edward Humes: "Baby ER" (Simon & Schuster)

December 19, 2000

Journalist Edward Humes reports on the stunning medical advances of recent years that are helping doctors to save the lives of premature and severely ill infants. His new book presents the work of one of the country's leading neonatal...

Regenerative Medicine

November 14, 2000

Recent research suggests transplanted stem cells may be able to stimulate the re-growth of damaged tissues. The results of new experiments offer tantalizing prospects for the treatment of many types of debilitating brain diseases and...

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