Health

New Research on Lead Poisoning

May 25, 2000

Recent research suggests a correlation between moderate levels of lead in the blood of children and violent behavior in adulthood. This is among the new findings that are making scientists concerned that the "safe" level of lead in...

The Drug Ecstasy

May 17, 2000

MDMA, a drug more commonly known as ecstasy, first appeared on the European dance scene about a decade ago. It arrived in the U.S. and is growing in popularity among teenagers and young adults. A panel talks about ecstasy -- how it works...

Autism

April 5, 2000

Autism is the name given to a group of related, complex developmental disorders that typically affect communication and social interaction skills. Diane and her guests discuss the latest research being done into the causes of and...

Dr. Willard Gaylin: "Talk Is Not Enough" (Little, Brown)

April 3, 2000

Psychiatrist Willard Gaylin offers insight into the workings of psychotherapy in his new book. He joins Diane to talk about the different kinds of therapy and therapists, and about how people can choose the method that will work best for...

Dr. Jerome Groopman: "Second Opinions" (Viking)

March 27, 2000

In his new book, Dr. Jerome Groopman describes the balance of observation and intuition that doctors use in diagnosing patients. He joins Diane to discuss how the process is further complicated by the demands of today's health care...

Susie Orbach: "The Impossibility of Sex" (Scribner)

March 22, 2000

Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient in her new book. Orbach, who is a prominent therapist in her home city of London, says it's not a one-way exchange -- that counselors are often deeply affected by...

Dr. Sherwin Nuland: "The Mysteries Within" (Simon and Schuster)

March 15, 2000

Dr. Sherwin Nuland of Yale University discusses his latest book, in which he examines the earliest myths and legends about illness, healing, and the human body, and how they have shaped the history of medicine, and even continue to...

Dr. Deepak Chopra: "How to Know God" (Harmony)

March 9, 2000

Deepak Chopra is the best-selling author of several books about alternative medicine and spirituality, as well as the founder of the Chopra Center for Well Being. He joins Diane to discuss his latest book, in which he explores the ways we...

Katherine Russell Rich: "The Red Devil: To Hell with Cancer and Back" (Crown)

March 2, 2000

Katherine Russell Rich was first diagnosed with breast cancer over a decade ago, when she was 32 years old. Her book is the kind of living-with-cancer book she wishes she'd had back then -- an honest yet funny account of her ongoing ordeal.

Psychotropic Drugs for Young Children

March 2, 2000

A study just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that the rates at which doctors are prescribing stimulants and antidepressants for children under 4 years of age is rising rapidly. A panel talks about why...

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