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.

Wrap-up of Affordable Care Act Hearings

March 29, 2012

In one of its longest sessions ever, the Supreme Court will hear six hours of argument over three days on the Affordable Care Act. After the session concludes on Wednesday, join Diane and guests for a wrap up of the arguments, and a guide to what happens next.

Alcoholism

March 26, 2012

Many millions of people suffer some negative consequences as a result of drinking alcohol: Personal perspectives on what works and what doesn't it the effort to quit drinking

Effects of a Mild Winter

Effects of a Mild Winter

March 22, 2012

A mild winter in much of the country has ushered in an early allergy season and an increase in some insect populations: The wide ranging effects of a warmer winter.

Supreme Court Hearing on the Affordable Care Act

March 22, 2012

The fate of the Affordable Care Act will be decided by the Supreme Court during six hours of hearings from the 26-28 March. We preview the hearings and outline the key legal arguments on which the decision may rest on.

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