Health

West Nile Virus

August 7, 2002

West Nile virus has claimed four lives this summer, but public health officials say there's no need to panic. A panel talks about the spread of this mosquito-borne illness across the U.S. and how you can protect yourself.

Botox

July 26, 2002

Botox is the latest innovation in cosmetic improvements, using a substance derived from lethal bacteria to prevent or get rid of "worry lines" on the forehead. But it's long been used as a therapeutic agent for treatment of certain...

Dr. Fauci, NIAID/NIH

July 15, 2002

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, talks about the recent International AIDS Conference in Barcelona and about other public health issues, including the latest news on the government's...

Hormone Replacement Therapy

July 11, 2002

A new study found health risks associated with the most common regimen of hormone replacement therapy. Diane and her guests look at the study and at its implications for millions of American women who take hormones under their doctors'...

Obesity

July 9, 2002

Some nutrition specialists believe a low-fat diet may be counterproductive for those trying to lose weight or keep off extra pounds, but that idea flies in the face of decades of established medical wisdom. A panel talks about scientific...

Prescription Drugs for Older Americans

June 26, 2002

A panel talks about dueling plans in Congress for helping American seniors pay for prescription drugs.

Robert Kuttner: "Family Re-Union" (Free Press)

June 17, 2002

Parent-child relationships are bound to change when children leave the nest. Journalist Robert Kuttner talks about building strong adult intergenerational relationships. His new book was co-authored with his late wife, psychologist...

Medical Residents' Hours

June 17, 2002

Overworked medical residents will get some relief from new rules restricting how many hours they spend on the job each week. A panel talks about the regulations and how they'll affect medical education and health care.

Asperger's Syndrome

June 10, 2002

Asperger's syndrome is a neurological disorder, a form of autism. People with Asperger's typically are very verbal and high-functioning, yet still have characteristics of autism. We'll look at the range of severity within autism, and learn...

Boutique Medicine

May 30, 2002

If you are wealthy in America today, you can buy medical care that guarantees no waiting, easy access to your doctor and to top specialists, and other perks. A panel talks about the emergence and significance of so-called...

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