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Meryl Comer:  "Slow Dancing With A Stranger: Lost And Found In The Age Of Alzheimer's"

Meryl Comer: "Slow Dancing With A Stranger: Lost And Found In The Age Of Alzheimer's"

August 25, 2014

Alzheimer's disease is considered one of today's most pressing and least understood health epidemics. Diane talks with Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist Meryl Comer about her husband's battle with the disease.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

August 22, 2014

President Barack Obama vows to pursue ISIS militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley. An Israeli airstrike kills three top Hamas commanders in Gaza. And clashes break out in Liberia over an Ebola quarantine. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

August 15, 2014

American airstrikes and Kurdish fighters break the siege on Mount Sinjar in Iraq. Negotiators for Israel and Gaza continue to work for a lasting truce. And Ebola deaths in Africa surpass 1,000. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Containing Ebola And Controversy Over An Experimental Drug

Containing Ebola And Controversy Over An Experimental Drug

August 11, 2014

An experimental drug given to two Americans who contracted Ebola has sparked controversy over who gets treatment. An update on the effectiveness of the drug and efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

Effects Of Poisonous Algae On The Nation's Water Supply

Effects Of Poisonous Algae On The Nation's Water Supply

August 7, 2014

Large blooms of poisonous algae in Lake Erie recently forced a tap water ban in Toledo, Ohio. Scientists say it's a widespread problem across the country. Diane and her guests discuss what's behind the increase in harmful algae and debate over tougher regulation.

Understanding the Deadly Ebola Virus

Understanding the Deadly Ebola Virus

July 31, 2014

Since March the Ebola virus has killed nearly 700 people in four African countries, the worst outbreak in history. We talk about understanding the nature of the virus and the fight to stop its spread.

Fixing The Department Of Veterans Affairs

Fixing The Department Of Veterans Affairs

July 29, 2014

An update on a compromise bill to reduce wait times, boost accountability and improve overall medical care for veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Conflicting Court Decisions On Federal Subsidies For Health Insurance

Conflicting Court Decisions On Federal Subsidies For Health Insurance

July 23, 2014

Two U.S appeals courts issue conflicting rulings on whether millions who buy health insurance on federally-run health exchanges can get subsidies. Please join us to discuss what the decisions mean for consumers and President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

New Findings on Postpartum Depression:  Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment Options

New Findings on Postpartum Depression: Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment Options

July 17, 2014

New findings indicate one in seven new mothers suffer from postpartum depression. We discuss the latest research on symptoms, risk factors and treatment options.

Safety and Regulation of Dietary Supplements

Safety and Regulation of Dietary Supplements

July 16, 2014

Sixty-eight percent of Americans use dietary supplements. But critics say unknown hazards lurk in the pills, powders and capsules we turn to for health and well being. We discuss concerns about the safety and regulation of the supplement industry.

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