Health

New Efforts To Prevent Domestic Homicide

New Efforts To Prevent Domestic Homicide

August 1, 2013

Police and domestic violence organizations are trying a new approach to curb domestic homicide. Law enforcement, the courts and victim advocates are starting to work together to prevent murders by predicting when they might happen by using a checklist of high-risk factors.

Assisted Living Facilities And Standards Of Care

August 1, 2013

Unlike nursing homes, assisted living communities are not subject to federal regulations. Diane and her guests explore the history of the industry and new questions about the care these facilities provide.

Wellness Programs In The Workplace

July 24, 2013

A growing number of companies are pushing employees to join programs that monitor obesity, blood pressure and heart health. Diane and her guests discuss the effectiveness of wellness programs.

Richard Cohen: "Sugar Love: A Not-So Sweet Story"

Richard Cohen: "Sugar Love: A Not-So Sweet Story"

July 23, 2013

The bittersweet history of sugar: why we crave it, how our bodies evolved to process it and what it’s doing to our health today.

Dr. Sid Wolfe: Consumer Health Advocate

Dr. Sid Wolfe: Consumer Health Advocate

July 16, 2013

Dr. Sid Wolfe on the effort to ensure the safety of prescription drugs and his 40-year career as a consumer health advocate.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

July 12, 2013

House Republicans overwhelmingly resist comprehensive immigration overhaul. President Barack Obama's nominee to head the FBI answers questions about domestic surveillance. And the Boston Marathon bombing suspect pleads not guilty. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top domestic news stories.

Concerns About Caffeinated Energy Drinks, Candy And Snacks

Concerns About Caffeinated Energy Drinks, Candy And Snacks

June 27, 2013

Debate over the health effects of caffeinated energy drinks, candy and snacks. Companies argue they are safe, but critics say they shouldn't be marketed to children.

Health Insurance Exchanges

June 20, 2013

Open enrollment for health insurance through state exchanges begins Oct. 1. The push to get the systems up and running and Americans signed up.

Making Better End-Of-Life Care Decisions

Making Better End-Of-Life Care Decisions

June 17, 2013

Most Americans say they want to die at home, but few actually do. How movies made by two Harvard doctors can help patients make better end-of-life decisions.

Lionel Shriver: "Big Brother"

June 12, 2013

The subject of food can be a minefield in today’s society. Novelist Lionel Shriver on the strain an obese brother puts on his family.

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