Health

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.

Safety Concerns At Compounding Pharmacies

February 11, 2013

New reports tie safety failures at specialty pharmacies to deaths and illnesses over the past decade. A panel joins Diane to discuss widespread problems at compounding pharmacies.

Dr. Joshua Kosowsky & Dr. Leana Wen: "When Doctors Don't Listen"

January 24, 2013

Unnecessary medical tests cost the U.S. health care system billions each year. Two doctors explain how patients can get better care by asking better questions.

The Ongoing Battle Against Alzheimer's

January 23, 2013

As part of our Mind and Body series: More than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's, but efforts to find new treatments for the disease have been disappointing. The ongoing battle against Alzheimer's disease.

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