Health

"The Joy of Cooking" (Scribner)

November 2, 2006

The grandson and son of the original authors of the "Joy of Cooking" talks about inheriting his family's culinary responsibility. He presents the 75th anniversary edition of the book often called America's unofficial food bible.

Dr. Kevin Kalikow: "Your Child in the Balance" (CDS Books)

October 17, 2006

A child psychiatrist offers an insider's view of the complexities involved in diagnosing and developing treatments for his young patients.

Bad News Blues

October 11, 2006

Keeping up with the news, while keeping your sanity.

Mary Beth Busby & Megan Massey: "Dear Megan: Letters on Life, Love and Fragile X "(Capital Cares)

September 29, 2006

Two mothers of sons with Fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of mental retardation and autism, share stories of grief and triumph.

Kitty Dukakis and Larry Tye: "Shock" (Avery)

September 21, 2006

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) can offer immediate relief to some people suffering from severe depression. Kitty Dukakis describes her personal experience and co-author Larry Nye details its recent resurgence as a treatment option.

Nora Ephron: "I Feel Bad About My Neck" (Knopf)

August 7, 2006

Her screenwriting credits include "When Harry Met Sally," "Sleepless in Seattle," "You've Got Mail" and "Silkwood." She also writes about her own life. Nora Ephron presents her latest collection of essays on being a woman and growing...

Premature Babies

June 28, 2006

In the U.S., each year 500,000 babies are born prematurely. The number has increased 30 percent since 1983. Diane talks with the mother of premature twins, with one of the Senate sponsors of the "Preemie Bill," and with the president of...

Fighting Childhood Obesity

June 19, 2006

Rising childhood obesity rates spawn efforts to get junk food out of schools, but behavioral changes are lagging public awareness.

A Conversation with Art Buchwald

June 8, 2006

Nearly four months after refusing potentially life-extending treatment for his failing kidneys, Art Buchwald is alive against all expectations. Diane visits with him at the hospice where he's been staying before he leaves to write a book...

Senator Gordon Smith

April 24, 2006

The Republican senator from Oregon talks about his son's losing battle with depression and issues before the Senate.

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