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Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology

May 24, 2010

The creation of the world's first self-replicating, synthetic cell heralds a new era in biology. It also prompts moral, legal, and safety questions: Analysis of the potential benefits and ethical concerns.

Setback in the Fight Against AIDS

Setback in the Fight Against AIDS

May 18, 2010

The global war against AIDS and why some see a new crisis on the horizon.

Understanding the New Health Care Law (Rebroadcast)

May 17, 2010

Landmark legislation the Congress passed in March transforms America's health care system. What the new law means for young people, seniors, employers, the uninsured and those with pre-existing conditions.

Gail Sheehy:  "Passages in Caregiving"

Gail Sheehy: "Passages in Caregiving"

May 13, 2010

More than 50 million Americans are caring for a spouse, parent or relative who has a serious illness. Author and journalist Gail Sheehy identifies eight crucial stages of caregiving, drawing on her experience caring for her husband...

The Administration's New Strategy to Fight Illegal Drug Use

The Administration's New Strategy to Fight Illegal Drug Use

May 12, 2010

The Obama administration's drug control strategy seeks to balance prevention, treatment and law enforcement. A new approach to reduce America's illegal drug use and its consequences.

Abusive Relationships Among Teens and Young Adults

Abusive Relationships Among Teens and Young Adults

May 10, 2010

Dating violence among teens and young adults.

Understanding the New Health Care Law

Understanding the New Health Care Law

May 5, 2010

Landmark legislation the Congress passed in March transforms America's health care system. What the new law means for young people, seniors, employers, the uninsured and those with pre-existing conditions.

How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

April 19, 2010

Insomnia, snoring, apnea and restless leg syndrome prevent millions of Americans from getting a good night's sleep. Why sleeping is so important to overall health and advice from experts on how best to battle mild to severe sleep disorders.

Savior Siblings

April 5, 2010

The medical and ethical issues of using in vitro fertilization with genetic testing to produce a baby who could be a genetic match to save the life of a sibling with a fatal illness.

What's in the Health Care Bill

What's in the Health Care Bill

March 25, 2010

President Obama begins a campaign to explain the new, landmark health care legislation. What the bill could mean for small businesses, Medicare patients and the health and wallets of American families.

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