Health

Drs. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz: "You on a Diet" (Free Press)

January 8, 2007

The two best-selling doctor-authors explain why it's more important to pay attention to your waistline than your weight. They offer the latest scientific advice on how to get in shape and stay fit.

David Elkind: "The Power of Play" (DaCapo)

January 4, 2007

The author of "The Hurried Child" explains why play is so important in the lives of children.

David Hyde Pierce (Rebroadcast)

January 2, 2007

The award-winning actor talks about his latest projects and work with the Alzheimer's Association.

Mary Beth Busby & Megan Massey: "Dear Megan: Letters on Life, Love and Fragile X "(Capital Cares) (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2006

Two mothers of sons with Fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of mental retardation and autism, share stories of grief and triumph.

Darrin McMahon: "Happiness: A History" (Atlantic Monthly) (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2006

In modern society, "happiness" is everywhere. It's promised by prescription drugs, used to sell just about anything and everything, and leads many on a fruitless quest. A look at the history of happiness.

Senator Tim Johnson Update

December 18, 2006

A look at the health and political stakes of the Senator's illness as Democrats hope to preserve a narrow majority in the next Senate.

E. Fuller Torrey: "Surviving Prostate Cancer" (Yale University Press)

December 11, 2006

When Dr. Torrey was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he decided to learn all he could about the disease. What he discovered was a lack of useful, easy-to-read material on understanding prostate cancer and the various treatment options...

Barron Lerner: "When Illness Goes Public" (Johns Hopkins)

December 6, 2006

Famous people who go public with their illnesses shed light on treatment options and can help inform other patients. A look at the history celebrity patients and how they affect our understanding of medicine.

Stephen Hall: "Size Matters" (Houghton Mifflin)

November 27, 2006

An award-winning journalist tackles the topic of male body image.

Art Buchwald: "Too Soon to Say Goodbye" (Random House)

November 22, 2006

The Pulitzer Prize winning columnist reflects on what he's had to be thankful for in the nine months since doctors told him his decision to forgo dialysis meant he'd have fewer than three weeks to live.

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