Health

Teresa Miller: "Means of Transit" (Oklahoma)

July 31, 2008

An author describes her upbringing in a small, Oklahoma town and examines her struggles with writer's block and depression.

Victoria Nourse: "In Reckless Hands" (Norton)

July 29, 2008

During the 1920 and 1930s, ten of thousands of men and women were involuntarily sterilized. Author and lawyer Victoria Nourse examines the often overlooked part of American history when a majority of states passed sterilization laws and...

Status of Primary Care Doctors

July 28, 2008

A panel of doctors discusses a potential shortage of primary care physicians and what can be done to promote primary care medicine.

Deep Brain Stimulation (Rebroadcast)

July 20, 2008

A discussion about the benefits, limitations, and long-term safety of deep brain stimulation and brain pacemaker implants in patients with neurological disorders.

Coping With the High Cost of Cancer Drugs

July 17, 2008

A discussion about the effectiveness of new cancer drugs and the impact of their high price on patients and doctors.

Deep Brain Stimulation

July 16, 2008

A discussion about the benefits, limitations, and long-term safety of deep brain stimulation and brain pacemaker implants in patients with neurological disorders.

Martin Schram: "Vets Under Siege" (Thomas Dunne Books)

July 10, 2008

An award-winning journalist and author exposes mistreatment of American servicemen and women by the Department of Veteran's Affairs.

Linda Mills: "Violent Partners" (Basic Books)

July 1, 2008

Domestic violence affects millions of Americans every year. An expert on the subject discusses why victims of abuse remain in violent relationships and what steps can be taken to end the cycle of abuse.

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

May 27, 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.

Veterans and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Rebroadcast)

May 26, 2008

A new independent report by the RAND Corporation says one in five veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression. The report looks at the health care costs today and the need to...

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