Health

Melinda Gates On Philanthropy

February 12, 2014

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent $27 billion to reduce poverty and disease around the world. Melinda Gates on the foundation's philanthropic efforts and why she's passionate about supporting women and girls.

Judy Foreman: "A Nation In Pain: Healing Our Biggest Health Problem"

February 10, 2014

One hundred million adults in America live with chronic pain, yet only four medical schools require students to take a course on the subject. Judy Foreman draws on her personal experience with chronic pain and her background as an award-winning health journalist to present what she calls a practical plan of action.

A Conversation With Dr. Francis Collins, Director Of The NIH

A Conversation With Dr. Francis Collins, Director Of The NIH

February 10, 2014

Researchers and drug companies are joining forces to examine similarities among some of our worst ailments. NIH Director Francis Collins talks with Diane about a new era of collaboration to find treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases.

The Risks And Benefits Of Prescribing Testosterone

The Risks And Benefits Of Prescribing Testosterone

February 6, 2014

Hormone use by men has risen dramatically in recent years. But a new study shows older men taking testosterone could be at greater risk for heart attacks and strokes. The safety of prescribing testosterone.

What’s Behind The Sharp Rise In Heroin Use In The U.S.

What’s Behind The Sharp Rise In Heroin Use In The U.S.

February 4, 2014

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's death from an apparent heroin overdose shocked us all. What’s behind the sharp rise in heroin use in the U.S. and debate over what to do about it.

Designing The Modern Office Space

Designing The Modern Office Space

January 23, 2014

For years, the trend in workplace design has been to knock down walls and tear down doors. But some say it’s gone too far. How office design affects workers, business and the bottom line.

Access To Abortion 41 Years After Roe V. Wade

January 22, 2014

A surge in anti-abortion measures in more than half the states has altered the landscape for abortion availability. Diane and her guests discuss how access to abortion has changed in the 41 years since the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

New Health Risks From Cigarette Smoking

New Health Risks From Cigarette Smoking

January 21, 2014

Cigarette smoking kills nearly 500,000 Americans every year. A new report from the Surgeon General greatly expands the list of smoking-related health problems to include conditions like diabetes and vision loss.

The Latest Research On Intermittent Fasting

The Latest Research On Intermittent Fasting

January 9, 2014

Intermittent fasting is the latest diet craze. But some experts say the benefits extend well beyond weight loss. The latest research behind this feast and famine approach to eating.

Daniel Siegel: "Brainstorm: The Power And Purpose Of The Teenage Brain"

January 6, 2014

Diane and her guest discuss how brain development affects teenage behavior and why he believes adolescence is a "golden age" of innovation and creativity.

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