Health

Debate Over The Benefits Of Routine Mammograms

December 12, 2012

The availability of 3-D mammograms renews debate about who should get them and when: Calculating the health benefits of routine mammograms.

The Challenge Of Feeding America’s Hungry

December 5, 2012

Mayor Cory Booker of Newark is the latest politician to highlight the challenges for people who rely on government assistance for food, but some say the U.S. food stamp program needs to be cut back. The challenge of feeding America's hungry.

Building A Customer-Oriented Health Insurance Exchange

December 4, 2012

New health insurance exchanges are supposed to help millions of Americans get affordable coverage by 2014. Diane and her guests talk about what the exchanges will mean for employers and consumers.

Marilu Henner On Life With Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (Rebroadcast)

November 23, 2012

Actress Marilu Henner is one of the rare documented cases of Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory in the world. She tells us what it means to remember your life in detail and what the phenomenon tells us about the brain.

Dan Buettner: "Blue Zones: Second Edition"

Dan Buettner: "Blue Zones: Second Edition"

November 21, 2012

Researcher, explorer and author Dan Buettner on the latest research about so-called "Blue Zones" locales, where residents live longer than anywhere else on earth.

Deb Perelman: "The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook"

Deb Perelman: "The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook"

November 12, 2012

Deb Perelman, creator of the Smitten Kitchen blog, on the joys of cooking at home.

Assessing The Health Benefits Of Omega-3 (Rebroadcast)

October 30, 2012

Omega-3 fish oil supplements are widely thought to help prevent a variety of ailments including heart disease, Alzheimer's and depression: Assessing the health benefits of an Omega-3 rich diet.

A Conversation With Singer, Actor And Dancer Ben Vereen

A Conversation With Singer, Actor And Dancer Ben Vereen

October 23, 2012

Ben Vereen's TV, film and stage career has spanned decades, with roles in the miniseries "Roots" and numerous Broadway musicals. A devastating accident gave the Tony Award-winning actor a reason to embrace life. He talks with Diane about his career and recent efforts to raise awareness about diabetes.

Henry Kellerman: "Personality: How It Forms"

Henry Kellerman: "Personality: How It Forms"

October 18, 2012

A psychologist explains why the way we learn to manage anger as a child is so critical to our personalities as adults.

Mind & Body: The Future Of Primary Care In The U.S. Health System

October 16, 2012

The Association of Medical Colleges projects the U.S. could have nearly 63,000 fewer doctors than needed by 2015. Diane and her guests discuss the role and future of primary care medicine.

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