Health

Roger Lowenstein: "While America Aged" (Penguin)

May 13, 2008

Bestselling author and former Wall Street Journal reporter Roger Lowenstein explains how the looming pension crisis could dwarf the current sub-prime mortgage mess. He examines the how the country arrived at its current pension...

Jeanne Safer: "Death Benefits" (Basic Books)

May 6, 2008

A psychotherapist examines what happens when adults lose their parents.

Lynne Rossetto Kasper & Sally Swift: "The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper" (Clarkson Potter)

May 1, 2008

The women behind public radio�s The Splendid Table examine America's evolving sense of food and offer suggestions for shopping, cooking and eating.

Veterans and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

April 28, 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...

Health Care Reform

April 23, 2008

Different visions of what health care reform should like in the United States, and what it would take to achieve them.

Marya Hornbacher: "Madness" (Houghton Mifflin) (Rebroadcast)

April 13, 2008

At 24, Marya Hornbacher was diagnosed with the most severe form of bipolar disorder. After struggling for years with eating disorders, she finally learned what caused her wild mood swings. A personal account of struggling with, treating...

Marya Hornbacher: "Madness" (Houghton Mifflin)

April 8, 2008

At 24, Marya Hornbacher was diagnosed with the most severe form of bipolar disorder. After struggling for years with eating disorders, she finally learned what caused her wild mood swings. A personal account of struggling with, treating...

Dr. Dennis McCullough: "My Mother, Your Mother" (Harper)

April 2, 2008

A long-time family physician and geriatrician explains how 'slow medicine' - a return to personal doctoring in an age of high-tech medicine - can help children make the right and necessary decisions when it comes to caring for their...

Eleanor Clift: "Two Weeks of Life" (Basic Books)

March 23, 2008

Journalist Eleanor Clift recounts the final weeks of two lives in March 2005. While her husband, Tom Brazaitis, died quietly at home, the end of Terri Schiavo's life dominated the national news and demanded the attention of all three...

Eleanor Clift: "Two Weeks of Life" (Basic Books) (Rebroadcast)

March 17, 2008

Journalist Eleanor Clift recounts the final weeks of two lives in March 2005. While her husband, Tom Brazaitis, died quietly at home, the end of Terri Schiavo's life dominated the national news and demanded the attention of all three...

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