Health

The King's Speech

The King's Speech

December 21, 2010

Britain's King George VI never aspired to be king, but in 1937 when his older brother gave up the throne to marry his American lover, he had to step up. The new monarch suffered from a debilitating stutter, a condition that he and many...

Nicholas Dodman:  "Good Old Dog"

Nicholas Dodman: "Good Old Dog"

December 15, 2010

Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine many of the dogs in our lives are living longer and healthier lives. But just like people, as they age, the kind of care they need changes. Experts at the Cummings Veterinary School of Medicine...

Turmoil in Haiti

December 13, 2010

Key candidates in last month's presidential election have rejected a recount proposed by Haiti's election council. The initial results of the November 28 vote sparked violent protests. And a cholera epidemic has killed more than 2,000 people. An update on Haiti.

New Food Safety Regulations

December 2, 2010

An estimated one in four Americans gets sick from tainted food every year and 5,000 die. Understanding the proposed overhaul of FDA food safety regulations and what it could mean for farmers, food prices and the agency's powers.

State Budgets and Medicaid

November 23, 2010

The new health care legislation has far reaching consequences in many areas and among these is Medicaid. The law seeks to use the Medicaid system to expand overall health care coverage for those who cannot afford to pay starting in 2014...

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

November 18, 2010

Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children and adults. Yet out of the estimated forty million American’s suffering from it, only about a third receives treatment. The latest in research, treatment...

Congress and the Lame Duck Session

November 15, 2010

Congress begins its lame-duck session. On the agenda -- the Bush-era tax cuts, the Pentagon's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, Medicare reimbursement rates and other key legislative issues.

History of Veterans' Services

November 11, 2010

Taking care of veterans now and in years past: The history of services for veterans and the challenges of meeting the complex physical and psychological needs of the men and women coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan today.

Mark Vonnegut: "Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So"

November 8, 2010

Kurt Vonnegut's son gives an intimate glimpse of what it was like to grow up with a used car salesman turned iconic author. Mark Vonnegut also gives his account of coping with mental illness and finding his calling as a pediatrician.

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics

November 3, 2010

Growing access to personal genome sequencing.

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