Health

Clinical Trials And Premature Babies

April 17, 2013

Many universities reportedly failed to inform parents about the risks to their premature babies of an oxygen study. Understanding risks and benefits of clinical trials.

New Research On Red Meat And Heart Disease

April 9, 2013

For our Mind and Body Series: A new study finds that bacteria released when you eat red meat can damage the heart. Diane and a panel of experts discuss new findings on red meat and heart disease.

Mapping The Human Brain

April 3, 2013

President Barack Obama announced a multi-year research project to understand how the brain works. What the findings could mean for the treatment of neurologic disease.

Environmental Outlook: Dan Fagin: "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation"

April 2, 2013

For two generations, chemical companies in Toms River, N.J., dumped toxic waste. For this month’s Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guest discuss the life of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution.

Help For Families Of Wounded Veterans

March 26, 2013

When a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury comes home, the whole family is affected: Helping families cope with wounded veterans.

The Role Of Nurse Practitioners

March 26, 2013

Nurse practitioners in a number of states are pressing lawmakers to let them practice without doctor supervision. Critics cite the risk of a lower standard of care. Debate over expanding the authority of nurse practitioners.

Fighting Deadly Superbugs

March 7, 2013

Germs that are growing more drug resistant are on the rise in U.S. hospitals. Diane and her guests discuss how public health officials are fighting the spread of a group of especially deadly superbugs.

Environmental Outlook: Air Pollution In China

March 5, 2013

For this month's Environmental Outlook: Air pollution across China is forcing authorities to cancel flights, close highways and suspend work at some factories. Exploring the cost of growth in China.

Legal Debate Over Doctor-Assisted Death

March 5, 2013

Montana’s House of Representatives passed a bill that could imprison doctors for assisting in suicide. Legislation is pending in other states to make it legal. A panel joins Diane to discuss the legal and political debate over end-of-life issues.

US Health Care Costs

February 27, 2013

What makes U.S. health care so expensive: Understanding the complex pricing schemes that drive up costs, create an enormous tax burden and bankrupt households.

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