Health

Battle Against The Flu

January 10, 2013

This year’s flu season started early and is hitting hard. Diane and her guests discuss how it compares to previous years and what flu vaccines can and cannot do.

New Calls To Renew The Violence Against Women Act

January 9, 2013

Several high profile rape cases have spurred new calls to address violence against women. Efforts to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

Dr. Robert Lustig: "Fat Chance: Beating The Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease"

January 7, 2013

Nearly three million viewers have seen Dr. Robert Lustig's YouTube video "Sugar: The Bitter Truth." In a new book, he documents the science and politics behind the obesity pandemic and calls for an overhaul of the global food system.

Jeremy Dean: "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don't, and How to Make Any Change Stick"

January 2, 2013

It's that time of year again when millions of Americans vow to create good habits and break bad ones. The psychologist behind PsyBlog explains why it is so difficult to modify our behavior -- and to stick with the change.

Living With Migraine And The Search For New Treatments (Rebroadcast)

Living With Migraine And The Search For New Treatments (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2012

As scientists learn more about the cause of migraines, doctors and patients have their sights on better medication. Living with migraines and the search for new treatments.

Deb Perelman: "The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook" (Rebroadcast)

Deb Perelman: "The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook" (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2012

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

Identifying And Treating Severe Mental Illness

December 20, 2012

The vast majority of mentally ill people are not a danger to themselves or society, but for those who are, treatment is critical. Diane and her guests discuss the challenge of identifying and treating severe mental illness.

Mass Shootings And Their Effect On The American Psyche

December 17, 2012

A massacre at a Connecticut elementary school has left Americans once again asking how we can stop gun violence. Diane and her guests discuss the effects of mass shootings on the American psyche.

Mind And Body: Head Injuries And What New Research Means For Football

December 12, 2012

For our series “Mind and Body”, Diane and her guests discuss the latest science on head injuries and how to best protect players.

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.

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