Health

New Developments in Aging Research

November 22, 2011

New research suggests removing old cells can prevent age related diseases: Understanding the biology of aging and what genetically-based treatments might mean for human health.

The Looming Worldwide Diabetes Epidemic

November 15, 2011

A new report says one in 10 adults worldwide could have diabetes by 2030. The causes and costs of the epidemic and efforts to reverse the trend.

Addressing Prescription Drug Shortages

November 2, 2011

President Obama signed an executive order to ease shortages of critical medicines. But concerns remain over the ability of drug companies to meet the needs of patients.

Paul Starr: "Remedy and Reaction"

October 20, 2011

Premiums for family health coverage increased by 87 percent from 2000 to 2006, while household incomes decreased by three percent. Paul Starr, author of “Remedy and Reaction: the Peculiar American Struggle Over Health Care Reform” joins us to explain why we can’t afford not to reform our health care system.

Treating Young Children for ADHD

October 19, 2011

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers new guidelines for diagnosing and treating ADHD in children as young as four: Debate over ADHD behavior management strategies and drug options in the early years.

"Healing at the Speed of Sound"

October 13, 2011

Too much of the wrong types of sounds can be as bad for us as junk food, according to our guest today. But getting the right sound mix can improve our health, productivity and mental agility. Don Campbell, author of “Healing at the Speed of Sound” explains why a healthy sound diet is so critical to our well-being.

Treating or Ignoring Prostate Cancer

October 11, 2011

A new report coming out on Tuesday says a routine prostate cancer test could do more harm than good. It recommends that healthy men should not get the prostate-specific antigen, or P.S.A., exam. Some physicians argue that the test can...

Candice Millard:  "Destiny of the Republic" (Rebroadcast)

Candice Millard: "Destiny of the Republic" (Rebroadcast)

October 10, 2011

James Garfield became president with great hopes and ideals. He was dead within four months. On the 130th anniversary of his death, a best-selling author tells the story of Garfield's inspiring life and explains how he really died.

Rising Health Premiums

September 29, 2011

What's behind the jump in health insurance premiums and how it's affecting employers and workers.

Economic Gain Through Gender Equality

September 20, 2011

A new World Bank report affirms the economic cost of gender inequity. Why equality between men and women leads to economic growth.

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