Health

Scientific Advances In Prosthetic Limbs

Scientific Advances In Prosthetic Limbs

May 16, 2013

How technological and medical advances in prosthetic limbs are changing lives.

Dr. Allen Frances: "Saving Normal:  An Insider's Revolt Against Out-Of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, And The Medicalization Of Ordinary Life"

Dr. Allen Frances: "Saving Normal: An Insider's Revolt Against Out-Of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, And The Medicalization Of Ordinary Life"

May 14, 2013

A leading psychiatrist argues that too many people are being diagnosed as mentally ill. Dr. Allen Frances joins Diane to discuss the problems of over-diagnosis and over-medication.

Paul Farmer: "To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation"

Paul Farmer: "To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation"

May 1, 2013

Diane speaks with renowned physician and social activist Paul Farmer. In his latest book, he encourages young people to tackle the greatest challenges of our times, from global health and poverty to climate change.

The Growing Demand For Home Health Aides

The Growing Demand For Home Health Aides

May 1, 2013

As baby boomers age, the demand for home health aides is on the rise: What the shortage of caregivers means for patients, their families and the home health care industry.

Clinical Trials And Premature Babies

April 17, 2013

Many universities reportedly failed to inform parents about the risks to their premature babies of an oxygen study. Understanding risks and benefits of clinical trials.

New Research On Red Meat And Heart Disease

April 9, 2013

For our Mind and Body Series: A new study finds that bacteria released when you eat red meat can damage the heart. Diane and a panel of experts discuss new findings on red meat and heart disease.

Mapping The Human Brain

April 3, 2013

President Barack Obama announced a multi-year research project to understand how the brain works. What the findings could mean for the treatment of neurologic disease.

Environmental Outlook: Dan Fagin: "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation"

April 2, 2013

For two generations, chemical companies in Toms River, N.J., dumped toxic waste. For this month’s Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guest discuss the life of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution.

Help For Families Of Wounded Veterans

March 26, 2013

When a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury comes home, the whole family is affected: Helping families cope with wounded veterans.

The Role Of Nurse Practitioners

March 26, 2013

Nurse practitioners in a number of states are pressing lawmakers to let them practice without doctor supervision. Critics cite the risk of a lower standard of care. Debate over expanding the authority of nurse practitioners.

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