Health

Mary Ellen Geist: "Measure of the Heart: (Springboard)

August 13, 2008

Mary Ellen Geist gave up a great career to return home to help her mother care for her ailing father. She writes about the often overlooked but vital role husbands and wives, daughters and sons provide for loved ones battling Alzheimer's...

Jeanne Safer: "Death Benefits" (Basic Books) (Rebroadcast)

August 3, 2008

A psychotherapist examines what happens when adults lose their parents.

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.

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