Health

Atul Gawande

May 6, 2002

Surgical resident Atul Gawande talks with Diane about his book, Complications (Metropolitan) which takes as its starting point his own experiences in operating and emergency rooms to explore the mistakes, hunches, uncertainty and coping...

Hepatitis C

May 3, 2002

A panel talks about hepatitis C, a potentially fatal viral liver disease that now affects millions of Americans.

Nursing Shortage

April 16, 2002

Nurses are overworked and underpaid, leading to a shrinking workforce. A panel talks about the nursing crisis, its health consequences for sick people in and out of hospitals, and how to mend the problems.

Joel Havemann: "A Life, Shaken" (Johns Hopkins)

April 15, 2002

Journalist Joel Havemann was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease when he was only 45. He and Johns Hopkins neurologist Dr. Steven Reich join Diane to talk about his experiences with the disease over the past decade.

Dr. Anthony Fauci

April 10, 2002

Dr. Anthony Fauci is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and recently won a major award for his work, much of which has focused on AIDS. Diane talks with Dr. Fauci about his work and the latest on the...

Thomas and Joyce DeBaggio

March 28, 2002

At age 57, herb farmer Thomas DeBaggio noticed he was forgetting the names of plants. He was soon diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease -- and began writing a memoir focusing on what he was going through. He and his wife Joyce...

Siegel and Johnson: "Back Sense" (Broadway Books)

March 18, 2002

Two specialists talk about their approach to chronic back pain, which rejects longstanding assumptions about the causes of the pain and offers a self-treatment plan. Dr. Ron Siegel, licensed clinical psychologist at Harvard Medical School...

Genetic Screening of Embryos

March 8, 2002

A panel talks about the biotechnology and ethical issues behind the recent story of a woman who used high-tech screening to ensure her baby would not be born with the gene for early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Frances Moore Lappe and Anna Lappe: "Hope's Edge" (Tarcher Putnam)

February 27, 2002

Three decades ago, Frances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet changed the way many Americans thought about the food they eat. She and her daughter Anna revisit the issues of food and the environment in their new book.

"Nightline" on Stroke

February 22, 2002

ABC News' Nightline producer Richard Harris suffered a stroke two years ago. As he has since learned, 160,000 Americans die from stroke every year, making it the third leading killer in the U.S. Harris joins Nightline host Ted Koppel and...

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