Health

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.

The Global Rise In Drug-Resistant Strains Of Tuberculosis

March 25, 2014

One million children worldwide contract tuberculosis every year, twice as many as previously thought. And drug-resistant strains of the airborne disease are growing. Diane and her guests discuss the challenges of diagnosing and treating tuberculosis.

The Affordable Care Act Back In The Supreme Court

The Affordable Care Act Back In The Supreme Court

March 24, 2014

The Supreme Court is set to hear a high-profile case challenging the requirement under the Affordable Care Act that large employers provide birth control coverage to their workers. A preview of the arguments and political and legal implications at stake.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

March 21, 2014

President Barack Obama pushes more young people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Reaction to Janet Yellen’s first press conference as Fed chair. And Toyota agrees to a $1.2 billion settlement with the Justice Department over acceleration defects. A panel of journalists joins guest host Frank Sesno for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Update On Diagnosing And Treating Lyme Disease

Update On Diagnosing And Treating Lyme Disease

March 18, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year. An update on the challenges of diagnosing and treating Lyme disease.

New Report  Shows Too Few Are Opting For Life-Saving HPV Vaccine

New Report Shows Too Few Are Opting For Life-Saving HPV Vaccine

March 13, 2014

Not enough children in the United States are being vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus, or HPV, according to new federal research. A look at why American HPV vaccination rates are so low compared to other countries.

Debate Over Zohydro, A Powerful New Opioid

Debate Over Zohydro, A Powerful New Opioid

February 27, 2014

A coalition of consumers and health care groups is asking the Food and Drug Administration to revoke its approval of a powerful new opioid. Critics say the potential dangers of Zohydro outweigh its value as a pain killer. Guest host Elise Labott and her guests debate the use and abuse of the new drug.

Su Meck: "I Forgot To Remember"

Su Meck: "I Forgot To Remember"

February 25, 2014

"I Forgot to Remember" is a memoir about one woman's journey after a traumatic brain injury erased all memories of her previous life. Diane talks to Su Meck about her remarkable experience.

Retail Health Clinics

Retail Health Clinics

February 25, 2014

What clinics at CVS, Walgreens and other retail outlets mean for patients and doctors.

The Safety Of Prescription Drugs Made Outside The U.S.

The Safety Of Prescription Drugs Made Outside The U.S.

February 20, 2014

Forty percent of prescription drugs consumed in the U.S. come from India. Now, the FDA is stepping up scrutiny of pharmaceutical firms there after concerns over quality. Diane and her guests discuss where our medicine is made and challenges of ensuring safety.

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