Health

New Findings on Food and Weight Gain

July 11, 2011

New findings by Harvard University suggest potatoes contribute to weight gain. But yogurt and nuts can keep you lean. Why controlling weight might not be as simple as counting calories.

Mental Health and Aging

July 7, 2011

Diane and her guests discuss mental health challenges facing seniors. How to know what's a normal part of aging and what may require more serious treatment.

Health Care Costs

June 30, 2011

Costly new procedures, lack of coordinated care, and incentives to over-prescribe and over-treat: understanding our spiraling health care costs

Suncreen Labels and Skin Cancer

June 16, 2011

Understanding SPF, water resistance, and anti-aging claims: New rules for sunscreen labeling and what consumers need to know

Consequences of Europe's E. Coli Outbreak

June 6, 2011

A outbreak of E. coli has affected people in 12 countries, mostly in Europe. An update on the outbreak and food safety concerns at home and abroad.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

June 3, 2011

A panel of journalists joins guest host Terence Smith for analysis of the week's top international news stories, including deadly protests in Syria, the E. coli outbreak in Europe, and Taliban attacks on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

30 Years of AIDS

May 31, 2011

Thirty years ago, Dr. Anthony Fauci was a young researcher when the first cases of AIDS were reported. He reflects on the epidemic and new efforts to find a cure.

Consequences of Cutting Medicaid

May 31, 2011

The GOP plan for Medicare would turn the Medicaid program over to the states. Diane and her guests discuss how lean state budgets could affect a program on which many Americans rely.

Byron Janis and Maria Cooper Janis:  "Chopin and Beyond"

Byron Janis and Maria Cooper Janis: "Chopin and Beyond"

May 26, 2011

He was a child prodigy, then an international superstar in the classical music world. But arthritis nearly ended his career. Concert pianist Byron Janis talks with Diane.

Dr. Randy Christensen:  "Ask Me Why I Hurt"

Dr. Randy Christensen: "Ask Me Why I Hurt"

May 5, 2011

More than one million children in the United States today are homeless. As a result, many of them lack regular health care. One pediatrician founded a doctor's office on wheels to help solve that problem. Diane and her guest talk about the physical and mental health problems facing homeless adolescents in America.

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