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Doctor-Patient Communication in Today's Digital Age

Doctor-Patient Communication in Today's Digital Age

January 24, 2012

Many doctors are reluctant to use email beyond basic administrative tasks. For others it's become an essential tool. Diane and guests look at how some are reinventing doctor-patient communication in today's digital world.

Hendrik Hartog:  "Someday All This Will Be Yours"

Hendrik Hartog: "Someday All This Will Be Yours"

January 19, 2012

We all hope that we will get the care we need through our old age. But these days, Social Security, Medicare, pensions and retirement plans seem less of a sure thing. Economic uncertainty is putting new pressure on adults to take on...

Tackling Alzheimer's Disease

January 18, 2012

The White House wants to develop the first National Alzheimer's Plan: Tackling the medical and social aspects of the illness, which affects more than five million Americans.

Civil Rights in America Today (Rebroadcast)

January 16, 2012

As the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday approaches, Diane and her guests discuss the most pressing civil rights issues in America today. A look at what has been achieved and new challenges ahead.

Civil Rights in America Today

Civil Rights in America Today

January 12, 2012

As the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday approaches, Diane and her guests discuss the most pressing civil rights issues in America today. A look at what has been achieved and new challenges ahead.

Environmental Outlook: Labels for Genetically Modified Foods

January 3, 2012

In 1992 the FDA ruled against requiring labels for genetically engineered foods. Join us for a panel discussion on the rationale for that decision and why some are urging the FDA to reconsider its stance.

Defining Essential Health Benefits

January 3, 2012

The Obama administration says states can decide which benefits to provide under the new health care law. Diane and guests explore what the decision means for consumer choice, quality of health care, and legal challenges to the law.

Miguel Nicolelis: "Beyond Boundaries"  (Rebroadcast)

Miguel Nicolelis: "Beyond Boundaries" (Rebroadcast)

December 30, 2011

Diane and her guest discuss the new neuroscience of connecting brains with machines--and how it will change our lives. Award-winning neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis' work with primates has uncovered a new and controversial method for capturing brain function. It is paving the way for a cure for Parkinson's disease, new ways of treating paralysis, and using brain waves to control everything from transportation to manufacturing.

Hoarding (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2011

Hoarding is more than just a bad habit, for many its a symptom of serious psychological and health problems.

The Constitution Today:  14th Amendment (Rebroadcast)

The Constitution Today: 14th Amendment (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2011

Written in the aftermath of the Civil War, the 14th Amendment remains a battleground in the debate over citizenship and rights. Our series on the Constitution Today examines the amendment and how it's been challenged through history.

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