Health

Touch-Screen Devices And Very Young Children

May 23, 2012

Parents are increasingly allowing their very young children to play with iPads, iPhones and other touch-screen devices. Please join us for a conversation about interactive applications and brain development.

Hydraulic Fracturing In The Marcellus Shale

May 16, 2012

A supply glut and price collapse in natural gas is slowing down the hydraulic fracturing boom in some areas. How market forces, state regulations and health and environmental concerns are shaping development of the Marcellus Shale.

Facing America's Obesity Crisis

May 10, 2012

A new study predicts 42% of American adults will be obese by the year 2030. Diane and her guests discuss efforts to address America's multi-billion dollar public health crisis.

Signs of a Slowdown in Health Care Spending

Signs of a Slowdown in Health Care Spending

May 3, 2012

There are signs that health care spending growth has slowed down in the last few years. Diane and her panel of experts look at what higher deductibles, a move away from fee-for-service plans and other changes could mean for future health...

Marilu Henner on Life with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory

April 30, 2012

Actress Marilu Henner is one of the rare documented cases of Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory in the world. It's an ability that allows her to vividly recall every detail of every day of her life since childhood. Henner is a...

Trials and Tribulations of Assisted Reproduction

April 23, 2012

Getting pregnant is not always easy. For some it can take months if not years. Many turn to assisted reproductive technology, with the cost running to thousands of dollars. The emotional cost can be even higher. The trials and tribulations of trying to have a baby.

Facing Death: Choosing Quality of Life Over Aggressive Treatment

Facing Death: Choosing Quality of Life Over Aggressive Treatment

April 16, 2012

Many patients choose to fight a terminal illness with every available option: One woman's story of why she is rejecting aggressive medical treatment in favor of palliative care.

Insights from New Research into Autism

Insights from New Research into Autism

April 11, 2012

The diagnosis of autism in the U.S. has almost doubled in the past decade. Join guest host Susan Page to discuss new research on factors that might contribute to this complex condition.

Cutting Back on Unnecessary Medical Tests and Procedures

Cutting Back on Unnecessary Medical Tests and Procedures

April 9, 2012

A number of medical and consumer groups make the case less is better: a new effort to encourage doctors and hospitals to cut back on routine medical tests.

Understanding the Organ Transplant Process

March 29, 2012

Former Vice President Cheney's recent heart transplant has drawn attention to organ donation. Diane and a panel of experts discuss how recipients are chosen and what potential donors need to know.

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