Health

Gregg Mitman: "Breathing Space" (Yale)

June 26, 2007

The history of allergies and allergy treatments in this country and some of the factors behind rising allergy and asthma rates of today.

Tal Ben-Shahar: "Happier" (McGraw Hill)

June 21, 2007

Positive Psychology has surpassed Introduction to Economics as the most popular course at Harvard, attracting about one fifth of the student body. We learn what positive psychology means and how it can make you happier.

News Roundup - Hour 1

June 1, 2007

A panel of journalists discusses the week's top news stories.

The Life and Career of Neurosurgeon Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa

May 29, 2007

Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa came to the United States twenty years as an illegal immigrant. Today he's a leading brain surgeon and researcher into the causes of brain cancer. The story of one man's journey from illegal immigrant, to...

Advances in Reproductive Science

May 15, 2007

Helping people who otherwise might never have had children become parents is becoming a big business in the U.S. But advances in reproductive technology - from in vitro fertilization to egg and sperm donation and surrogacy - are also...

Joseph Califano: "High Society" (PublicAffairs)

May 9, 2007

Joe Califano declared smoking tobacco "public health enemy number one" when he served as Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare in the Carter administration. Today he's calling for a new attitude in American attitudes toward all...

Kim Carlos and Jennifer Johnson: "Nordie's at Noon" (DaCapo Lifelong)

May 3, 2007

Young women discuss their experience with breast cancer.

Identifying and Treating Severe Mental Illness

April 25, 2007

A look at the mental health system and proposals to improve it.

Allan Brandt: "The Cigarette Century" (Basic Books)

April 17, 2007

The rise of the powerful tobacco industry, how it's battled mounting legal and scientific challenges, and where its future lies.

FDA Commissioner Andrew C. Von Eschenbach

April 16, 2007

Confirmed earlier this year, the Commissioner talks about his priorities for the Food and Drug Administration.

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