Health

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.

Fighting Deadly Superbugs

March 7, 2013

Germs that are growing more drug resistant are on the rise in U.S. hospitals. Diane and her guests discuss how public health officials are fighting the spread of a group of especially deadly superbugs.

Environmental Outlook: Air Pollution In China

March 5, 2013

For this month's Environmental Outlook: Air pollution across China is forcing authorities to cancel flights, close highways and suspend work at some factories. Exploring the cost of growth in China.

Legal Debate Over Doctor-Assisted Death

March 5, 2013

Montana’s House of Representatives passed a bill that could imprison doctors for assisting in suicide. Legislation is pending in other states to make it legal. A panel joins Diane to discuss the legal and political debate over end-of-life issues.

US Health Care Costs

February 27, 2013

What makes U.S. health care so expensive: Understanding the complex pricing schemes that drive up costs, create an enormous tax burden and bankrupt households.

Guns And Suicide

February 19, 2013

Two-thirds of the people who died from gunshot wounds in 2010 were suicides. Diane and guests talk about recognizing people at risk of suicide and whether reducing access to guns could lower U.S. suicide rates.

New Questions About The Safety Of Hip Replacements

February 14, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration recently issued new warnings on the safety of some hip replacements. As part of our occasional series, "Mind and Body," Diane and her guests discuss what patients need to know about safety and cost of hip replacements.

Inside Addiction Treatment

February 11, 2013

People with drug and alcohol addictions often enter a rehabilitation for treatment. A panel joins Diane to discuss what works and what does not.

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