Health

Treating Soldiers with Brain Injuries

Treating Soldiers with Brain Injuries

June 24, 2010

Treating soldiers with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.

The Power of Meditation

The Power of Meditation

June 22, 2010

Millions of Americans practice some form of meditation to promote relaxation and reduce stress. But claims for greater health benefits are in need of further study. The power of meditation.

Dealing with a Parent's Early Death

Dealing with a Parent's Early Death

June 8, 2010

The long-term emotional scars from losing a parent in childhood.

Skin Cancer:  Causes, Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

Skin Cancer: Causes, Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

June 3, 2010

Skin cancer: how to protect yourself and detect its early signs.

Peter Gleick:  "Bottled and Sold:  The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water" (Island Press)

Peter Gleick: "Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water" (Island Press)

May 27, 2010

Water went from being a free natural resource to one of the most successful products of the last century. The story of why that happened and how the daily choices we make about water affect our future and that of others around the world.

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.

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