Food Safety

July 8, 2009

Recent outbreaks of salmonella and E.coli contamination from eggs, nuts and processed cookie dough prompt the Obama Administration to toughen food safety standards. A look at new regulations aimed at improving the nation's food supply.

Painkiller Safety

July 2, 2009

An update on recommendations to the Food and Drug Administration to restrict acetaminophen and ban the popular painkillers Percocet and Vicodin because of possible risks of overdose and liver damage.

Impact of Climate Change in the U.S.

June 17, 2009

A new White House report finds every region of the U.S. is experiencing disruptions from climate change. A discussion of how climate change may be already be affecting the nation's water, transportation, eco-systems and human health.

Congress and Health Care Reform

June 11, 2009

Congress hopes to pass health care legislation before its summer break. A discussion of the different plans in Congress, the Administration’s position, and what reform might cost taxpayers.

Single Payer Health Care

May 18, 2009

Proponents of a single-payer plan argue it is the best solution for the nation’s health-care system. But chances of such a program making it into law appear remote. How a single-payer plan might work and why it faces an uphill battle...

David Kessler: "The End of Overeating" (Rodale)

May 13, 2009

Former F-D-A Commissioner David Kessler on why Americans can't seem to stop eating, even when they're full. He talks about how the food industry promotes overeating and ways to fight back.

Update on Health Care Reform

May 11, 2009

Guest host Steve Roberts leads a discussion of the latest efforts to meet time lines set by Congress and the White House to overhaul the nation's health care system, including proposals to offer a public insurance option.

Swine Flu Update

May 4, 2009

Diane and her guests provide an update on government efforts to prepare the public for a possible pandemic without prompting an overreaction.

Obama Administration First 100 Days

April 29, 2009

Diane and her guests reflect on President Obama’s first one hundred days in office, including what’s changed in Washington and what hasn’t and some of the biggest challenges ahead for his administration

Jerilyn Ross: "One Less Thing to Worry About" (Ballantine Books)

April 27, 2009

An expert on anxiety disorders explains why women worry more than men. She offers advice on how best to cope with ordinary, everyday stress

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