Health

New Health Risks From Cigarette Smoking

New Health Risks From Cigarette Smoking

January 21, 2014

Cigarette smoking kills nearly 500,000 Americans every year. A new report from the Surgeon General greatly expands the list of smoking-related health problems to include conditions like diabetes and vision loss.

The Latest Research On Intermittent Fasting

The Latest Research On Intermittent Fasting

January 9, 2014

Intermittent fasting is the latest diet craze. But some experts say the benefits extend well beyond weight loss. The latest research behind this feast and famine approach to eating.

Daniel Siegel: "Brainstorm: The Power And Purpose Of The Teenage Brain"

January 6, 2014

Diane and her guest discuss how brain development affects teenage behavior and why he believes adolescence is a "golden age" of innovation and creativity.

Coverage Begins Through The Affordable Care Act

Coverage Begins Through The Affordable Care Act

January 2, 2014

Health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act is slated to begin Jan. 1, 2014. Diane and her guests discuss the status of the program rollout and how sign-up deadline extensions and exemptions have affected insurers and consumers.

Katy Butler: "Knocking On Heaven's Door: The Path To A Better Way Of Death" (Rebroadcast)

Katy Butler: "Knocking On Heaven's Door: The Path To A Better Way Of Death" (Rebroadcast)

December 30, 2013

About 24 million Americans are helping care for aging parents. One woman's story of how her father's final years led her mother to defy the medical system and meet death on her own terms.

The Value Of Older Workers

December 19, 2013

Since 2008, the average retirement age has shifted upward by three years. How older workers are transforming the workplace and implications for employers and the U.S. economy.

Trends In Teenage Drug Use

December 19, 2013

According to a new NIH study, 60 percent of high school seniors do not view regular marijuana use as harmful. The director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse on trends in drug use among teenagers, prescription drug abuse and the science of drug addiction.

Addiction To Online Pornography

Addiction To Online Pornography

December 16, 2013

Pornography has existed since cavemen began drawing on walls. But in the Internet age, easy access to porn is creating problems for some.

Concerns About The Increase In Spinal Fusion Surgery

Concerns About The Increase In Spinal Fusion Surgery

December 12, 2013

The rate of spinal fusion surgery has risen six-fold in the United States over the past 20 years. Some medical experts question whether the surgery is always necessary and if financial rewards to doctors are spurring the rate increase.

U.S. Bishops Face A Lawsuit Over Abortion Policies At Roman Catholic Hospitals

U.S. Bishops Face A Lawsuit Over Abortion Policies At Roman Catholic Hospitals

December 4, 2013

The ACLU is suing U.S. Catholic bishops over anti-abortion policies that it claims endanger women’s lives. Diane and her guest discuss the legal rights of pregnant women at Roman Catholic hospitals.

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