Health

Drug Safety and the FDA

February 22, 2005

Vioxx, antidepressants, and a new FDA drug safety board are all on the agenda as Steve Roberts leads a discussion about the Food and Drug Administration and how well it is protecting consumers.

Dr. Mel Levine: "Ready or Not, Here Life Comes" (Simon & Schuster)

February 4, 2005

Today's young adults seem less prepared to enter the working world than those of previous generations. They're spending more time living at home, bouncing from job to job, and delaying entry into adulthood. A renowned pediatrician and...

Vocal Health

January 14, 2005

One of the nation's leading laryngologists joins Diane to talk about how we use -- and sometimes abuse -- our voices, and steps we can take to protect our most vital means of communication.

The FDA and Drug Safety

January 4, 2005

The FDA has advised doctors to limit prescriptions of the pain medications Celebrex and Bextra because some data show they may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Diane and her guests talk about drug safety, the FDA's approval...

Harriet Lerner: "Fear and Other Uninvited Guests" (HarperCollins) (Rebroadcast)

December 30, 2004

Psychotherapist Harriet Lerner believes if you are alive, you have an anxiety disorder. She talks with Diane about the very human feelings of fear, anxiety and shame, and how to move forward in life with courage and hope.

Gillian Gill: "Nightingales" (Ballantine) (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2004

Most of us think of Florence Nightingale as "The Lady with the Lamp" -- a Victorian-era nurse and social reformer. In this new book, we learn more about the family that raised her and the times in which she lived.

Kay Redfield Jamison: "Exuberance" (Knopf) (Rebroadcast)

December 23, 2004

In her previous books, author and professor of psychiatry Kay Redfield Jamison examined bi-polar disorder, suicide and depression. She now turns her attention to exuberance and explains why it may be the most misunderstood of human...

Obesity, Weight, and the Holidays

December 15, 2004

This is a time of year when people can get even more anxious about food than they already are. We'll talk about strategies to avoid weight gain over the holidays, how to make a New Year's diet resolution that will actually work, and some...

Medical Malpractice

December 15, 2004

President Bush wants to reduce the amount of money juries can award to plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases in order to discourage what he calls frivolous lawsuits and to stem the rise of malpractice insurance costs. A look at what's...

Jim Wooten: "We Are All The Same" (The Penguin Press)

December 6, 2004

An American newsman tells the story of a South African boy who put a human face on his country's devastating AIDS epidemic. Nkosi Johnson was infected with HIV from birth and lived only 12 years, but his legacy was enormous.

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