Health

Quinn Bradlee: A Different Life (PublicAffairs)

April 13, 2009

Velo-Cardio-Facial syndrome is the second most common genetic disorder. It affects thousands of Americans, many of whom don�t know it�s the cause of their learning disabilities. Quinn Bradlee and the man who first identified...

The Politics of Health Care Reform

March 24, 2009

Some argue health care is central to any meaningful economic recovery in this country. How the current economic downturn and massive budget deficit projections are affecting political resolve for healthcare reform.

President Obama Addresses Congress

February 25, 2009

Before a joint session of Congress, President Obama lays out his vision for reversing the economic tide and how the effort should be tied to changes in health care, education, and energy policy. Analysis of the speech and the political...

Jane Brody: "Jane Brody's Guide to the Great Beyond" (Random House)

February 23, 2009

New York Times health columnist Jane Brody offers practical advice on how people of all ages can help themselves and those they love better prepare for death

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot: "The Third Chapter"

February 19, 2009

Renowned sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot explains how today’s generation of fifty to seventy-five-year-olds are transforming their retirement years.

Abigail Trafford: "As Time Goes By" (Basic Books)

February 10, 2009

Every day, eight thousand Americans turn sixty years old. Many are re-inventing romance and re-defining marriage in their retirement years. An award-winning journalist on what it means to love and be loved in later life.

Ben Sherwood "The Survivors Club" (Grand Central) (Rebroadcast)

February 1, 2009

Every second of the day, someone in America faces a crisis, whether an accident, crime, illness, or financial trouble. Some bounce back, others just give up. A journalist reveals the science and secrets of survivors and how to thrive in...

Ben Sherwood "The Survivors Club" (Grand Central)

January 29, 2009

Every second of the day, someone in America faces a crisis, whether an accident, crime, illness, or financial trouble. Some bounce back, others just give up. A journalist reveals the science and secrets of survivors and how to thrive in...

Doris Teichler Zallen: "To Test or Not to Test" (Rutgers)

January 8, 2009

A discussion of the medical, ethical, and psychological concerns raised by genetic testing.

Michael Paul Mason: "Head Cases" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2008

Every year one and a half million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury and at least 80,000 suffer from a long term disability as a result. Two experts describe the challenges of diagnosing and treating traumatic brain injuries.

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