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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.

Efforts to Deal With Bullying

March 15, 2012

Thirteen million kids in the US will be bullied this year. This according to the new documentary “Bully.” It’s one of two films drawing attention to the issue. The other film, “Speak Up!” was screened yesterday before a DC...

Richard Davidson, Sharon Begley:  "The Emotional Life of Your Brain"

Richard Davidson, Sharon Begley: "The Emotional Life of Your Brain"

March 14, 2012

Neuropsychologist Richard Davidson and science writer Sharon Begley explain how your brain chemistry affects the way you think, feel and live - and whether you can change your emotional style.

Declining Marriage Rates

Declining Marriage Rates

March 14, 2012

Married couples make up less than fifty percent of U.S. households, and more than half of births to women under thirty are outside marriage: Why marriage is on the decline.

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