Health

Marc Silver: "Breast Cancer Husband" (Rodale)

October 12, 2004

After his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, Marc Silver looked for a book on how he could best help his wife. When he couldn't find one, he wrote his own. He explains how to help a loved one through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci

October 12, 2004

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases joins Diane to talk about the shortage of this year's flu vaccine and other health news.

Health Care in the Presidential Campaigns

September 16, 2004

Kerry and Bush's dueling health care proposals would address rising costs and the growing number of uninsured people in different ways. We'll look at what their opposing philosophies would mean for American health care.

Marcia Angell: "The Truth About The Drug Companies" (Random House)

September 10, 2004

The former editor of the prestigious "New England Journal of Medicine" exposes what she sees as the corrupting influence of the pharmaceutical industry on Congress, the White House, the FDA, and the medical profession.

Judith Levine: "Do You Remember Me?" (Free Press)

July 20, 2004

A journalist writes about her father's struggle with Alzheimer's disease and how it changed her understanding of him as well as herself.

Medicare Bill Update

July 19, 2004

A conversation about prescription drug coverage, the new possibility of Medicare coverage for treatment of obesity, and other developments in health care policy.

Susan Edsall: "Into the Blue" (St. Martin's Press)

July 14, 2004

After Susan Edsall's pilot father suffered a devastating stroke, she was told he would never fly again. But she realized the best way to help him recover was to get him back in the air.

Global AIDS Epidemic

July 13, 2004

The AIDS epidemic has killed more than 20 million people since 1981. An estimated 38 million are living with HIV infection today. A panel talks about the latest research findings and policy debates emerging from this week's 15th...

Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Mark McClellan

June 30, 2004

Dr. Mark McClellan became head of Medicare and Medicaid services in March after serving 16 months as FDA commissioner. He joins Diane to talk about the prescription drug discount card program, drug re-importation, and other health care...

Prenatal Testing

June 23, 2004

New non-invasive diagnostic techniques can give expecting mothers more information earlier than ever. A panel talks about the latest advances and what they mean for women, their families, and health care.

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