Health

New Report  Shows Too Few Are Opting For Life-Saving HPV Vaccine

New Report Shows Too Few Are Opting For Life-Saving HPV Vaccine

March 13, 2014

Not enough children in the United States are being vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus, or HPV, according to new federal research. A look at why American HPV vaccination rates are so low compared to other countries.

Debate Over Zohydro, A Powerful New Opioid

Debate Over Zohydro, A Powerful New Opioid

February 27, 2014

A coalition of consumers and health care groups is asking the Food and Drug Administration to revoke its approval of a powerful new opioid. Critics say the potential dangers of Zohydro outweigh its value as a pain killer. Guest host Elise Labott and her guests debate the use and abuse of the new drug.

Su Meck: "I Forgot To Remember"

Su Meck: "I Forgot To Remember"

February 25, 2014

"I Forgot to Remember" is a memoir about one woman's journey after a traumatic brain injury erased all memories of her previous life. Diane talks to Su Meck about her remarkable experience.

Retail Health Clinics

Retail Health Clinics

February 25, 2014

What clinics at CVS, Walgreens and other retail outlets mean for patients and doctors.

The Safety Of Prescription Drugs Made Outside The U.S.

The Safety Of Prescription Drugs Made Outside The U.S.

February 20, 2014

Forty percent of prescription drugs consumed in the U.S. come from India. Now, the FDA is stepping up scrutiny of pharmaceutical firms there after concerns over quality. Diane and her guests discuss where our medicine is made and challenges of ensuring safety.

New Research On The Value Of Mammograms

February 13, 2014

New research based on 25 years of data concludes routine mammograms do not reduce a woman's chance of dying of breast cancer. Understanding risks and benefits of regular mammograms.

Melinda Gates On Philanthropy

February 12, 2014

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent $27 billion to reduce poverty and disease around the world. Melinda Gates on the foundation's philanthropic efforts and why she's passionate about supporting women and girls.

Judy Foreman: "A Nation In Pain: Healing Our Biggest Health Problem"

February 10, 2014

One hundred million adults in America live with chronic pain, yet only four medical schools require students to take a course on the subject. Judy Foreman draws on her personal experience with chronic pain and her background as an award-winning health journalist to present what she calls a practical plan of action.

A Conversation With Dr. Francis Collins, Director Of The NIH

A Conversation With Dr. Francis Collins, Director Of The NIH

February 10, 2014

Researchers and drug companies are joining forces to examine similarities among some of our worst ailments. NIH Director Francis Collins talks with Diane about a new era of collaboration to find treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases.

The Risks And Benefits Of Prescribing Testosterone

The Risks And Benefits Of Prescribing Testosterone

February 6, 2014

Hormone use by men has risen dramatically in recent years. But a new study shows older men taking testosterone could be at greater risk for heart attacks and strokes. The safety of prescribing testosterone.

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