Health

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...

Latest Research on Vitamin D

August 20, 2007

Doctors and researchers discuss the benefits and risks of vitamin D and why some Americans may not be getting enough of it.

Children's Health Insurance

July 19, 2007

Lawmakers are looking to expand federal subsidies for children's health insurance with a new tobacco tax. President Bush has vowed to veto a bipartisan bill he calls an attempt to federalize medicine.

Gregg Mitman: "Breathing Space" (Yale)

June 26, 2007

The history of allergies and allergy treatments in this country and some of the factors behind rising allergy and asthma rates of today.

Tal Ben-Shahar: "Happier" (McGraw Hill)

June 21, 2007

Positive Psychology has surpassed Introduction to Economics as the most popular course at Harvard, attracting about one fifth of the student body. We learn what positive psychology means and how it can make you happier.

News Roundup - Hour 1

June 1, 2007

A panel of journalists discusses the week's top news stories.

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