Health

An Update on Parkinson's Research and One Man's Personal Journey with the Disease

May 5, 2014

Nearly 1 million Americans suffer from Parkinson's Disease, a neurological movement disorder. The latest research, prospects for a cure and the personal story of political journalist Michael Kinsley.

Ron Suskind: "Life, Animated: A Story Of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism"

April 22, 2014

How one family was able to use their autistic son's fascination with Disney characters to connect. We explore "affinity therapy" and the ongoing effort to reach children locked in an inner world.

Andres Neuman: "Talking To Ourselves"

Andres Neuman: "Talking To Ourselves"

April 21, 2014

A dying father takes his 10-year-old son on their last road trip together and the mother is left to deal with her grief: The latest novel by one of Latin America's most respected young writers.

The Business Of Legalized Marijuana And Ongoing Health Concerns

The Business Of Legalized Marijuana And Ongoing Health Concerns

April 21, 2014

The booming business and changing politics of marijuana.

The Promise And Perils Of A New Project To Share Individual Patient Records.

The Promise And Perils Of A New Project To Share Individual Patient Records.

April 17, 2014

In a new effort to improve medical care, a group of hospitals, clinics and insurers is pooling patient data. We discuss the promise and perils of sharing individual patient records.

Using Blood Tests To Diagnose And Treat Disease

Using Blood Tests To Diagnose And Treat Disease

April 9, 2014

Advances in blood tests are giving doctors easier and faster ways to detect genetic defects, cancer and other illnesses. Please join us to discuss what we can learn from what's in our blood.

Latest On The Nation's Kidney Shortage

Latest On The Nation's Kidney Shortage

April 2, 2014

The nation's kidney shortage is about to hit a grim milestone with 100,000 patients on the transplant waiting list.

Update On The Affordable Care Act

April 1, 2014

In the past week, Healthcare.gov saw a surge in visitors, ahead of the deadline for the first enrollment period. An update on the Affordable Care Act: the numbers, disparity among states and next steps.

Jane Fonda: "Being A Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More"

Jane Fonda: "Being A Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More"

March 27, 2014

For nearly two decades, Jane Fonda has dedicated herself to the issue of adolescent health. Now she's translated what she's learned into a guide on sexuality and development for young people.

President Jimmy Carter: "A Call To Action"

March 26, 2014

Former President Jimmy Carter on why he believes bias against women is the world's most serious unaddressed challenge. He describes how social acceptance of violence and selective religious interpretations serve to reinforce discrimination and abuse, and what he believes can be done to right this long-standing wrong.

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