Health

Dr. Walter Willett: "The Fertility Diet" (McGraw Hill)

January 14, 2008

Diane and her guest discuss the results of a long-term study of female nurses which suggests what women eat, how active they are, and other lifestyle choices may also affect their ability to get pregnant.

Susan Wicklund: "This Common Secret" (Public Affairs)

January 8, 2008

A doctor on the front lines of the abortion wars explains why she does what she does,the steps she takes to protect herself, and why she believes she's providing a vital service.

Clay Gordon: "Discover Chocolate" (Gotham Books)

December 11, 2007

A chocolate expert discusses the intricacies of buying, storing, tasting, judging and, most of all, savoring the world's most heavenly chocolates.

Tasers

December 5, 2007

Tasers are an increasingly popular non-lethal weapon for police departments. But several recent incidents, including the death of a Polish immigrant in the Vancouver airport, have heightened debate over use of the Taser stun gun.

H.I.V./ AIDS Worldwide

November 27, 2007

A new report shows Washington, DC has the highest AIDS rate in the country. Meanwhile the World Health Organization says AIDS is among the leading causes of death globally. We'll look at national and international efforts to combat the...

Andrea Barrett: "The Air We Breathe" (Norton)

November 23, 2007

The National Book Award winning author presents her new novel set in a tuberculosis sanitarium on the eve of World War One.

Shannon Brownlee: "Overtreated" (Bloomsbury)

November 14, 2007

Many Americans assume more medical treatment means better health care. But a medical journalist says too much medicine can make us sicker and poorer. She explains how unnecessary tests and procedures are not only expensive and wasteful...

Andrea Barrett: "The Air We Breathe" (Norton) (Rebroadcast)

October 17, 2007

The National Book Award winning author presents her new novel set in a tuberculosis sanitarium on the eve of World War One.

Devra Davis: "The Secret History of the War on Cancer" (Basic Books)

October 10, 2007

At some point in their lifetime, one in two men and one in three women living today will hear from their doctor that they have cancer. An award winning scientist and author examines the war on cancer and explains why our focus should...

SCHIP

September 24, 2007

A popular children's health insurance program expires September 30th. The House and Senate have worked out a deal to reauthorize it. Two experts, a journalist and a U.S. Senator will discuss the deal on the State Children's Health...

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