Health

Dr. Nora Volkow

Dr. Nora Volkow

July 9, 2012

The director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse on addiction and efforts to cure it.

What The Affordable Care Act Means For Consumers

July 2, 2012

What the Affordable Care Act means for you. We take your questions on how implementation of the law could affect consumers.

The U.S. Supreme Court Rules On The Affordable Care Act

June 28, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The legal, political and practical implications of the ruling.

The U.S. Supreme Court Rules On The Affordable Care Act

June 28, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The legal, political and practical implications of the ruling.

The Ongoing Struggle To Balance Career And Family

June 25, 2012

The ongoing struggle to balance career and family.

Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Journalist Kathryn Bowers: "Zoobiquity"

June 13, 2012

A cardiologist and journalist explain why they believe physicians and veterinarians have much to learn from each other about health and the science of healing.

Protecting Children From Sexual Abuse And Helping Victims Recover

June 13, 2012

Victims of childhood sexual abuse often keep silent or wait years to report the crime. What the case against former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky can teach us about protecting children and helping victims recover.

New Cholesterol Research And Heart Disease Prevention

June 12, 2012

Millions of Americans take statins to lower their cholesterol. But new research questions the benefits for patients without heart disease and suggests these drugs can trigger dangerous side effects.

Amanda Bennett: "The Cost of Hope"

June 6, 2012

Pulitzer-Prize-winning reporter and editor Amanda Bennett investigates the cost of trying to keep her beloved husband alive as he battled cancer. A memoir of love and health care.

Jordan Smoller: "The Other Side of Normal: How Biology is Providing the Clues to Unlock the Secrets of Normal and Abnormal Behavior"

June 4, 2012

A professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at Harvard University argues there are no bright lines between normal and abnormal behavior. He says psychiatric disorders are variations of the same brain systems that evolved to help us solve the challenges of everyday life.

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