Health

Senator Tim Johnson Update

December 18, 2006

A look at the health and political stakes of the Senator's illness as Democrats hope to preserve a narrow majority in the next Senate.

E. Fuller Torrey: "Surviving Prostate Cancer" (Yale University Press)

December 11, 2006

When Dr. Torrey was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he decided to learn all he could about the disease. What he discovered was a lack of useful, easy-to-read material on understanding prostate cancer and the various treatment options...

Barron Lerner: "When Illness Goes Public" (Johns Hopkins)

December 6, 2006

Famous people who go public with their illnesses shed light on treatment options and can help inform other patients. A look at the history celebrity patients and how they affect our understanding of medicine.

Stephen Hall: "Size Matters" (Houghton Mifflin)

November 27, 2006

An award-winning journalist tackles the topic of male body image.

Art Buchwald: "Too Soon to Say Goodbye" (Random House)

November 22, 2006

The Pulitzer Prize winning columnist reflects on what he's had to be thankful for in the nine months since doctors told him his decision to forgo dialysis meant he'd have fewer than three weeks to live.

"The Joy of Cooking" (Scribner)

November 2, 2006

The grandson and son of the original authors of the "Joy of Cooking" talks about inheriting his family's culinary responsibility. He presents the 75th anniversary edition of the book often called America's unofficial food bible.

Dr. Kevin Kalikow: "Your Child in the Balance" (CDS Books)

October 17, 2006

A child psychiatrist offers an insider's view of the complexities involved in diagnosing and developing treatments for his young patients.

Bad News Blues

October 11, 2006

Keeping up with the news, while keeping your sanity.

Mary Beth Busby & Megan Massey: "Dear Megan: Letters on Life, Love and Fragile X "(Capital Cares)

September 29, 2006

Two mothers of sons with Fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of mental retardation and autism, share stories of grief and triumph.

Kitty Dukakis and Larry Tye: "Shock" (Avery)

September 21, 2006

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) can offer immediate relief to some people suffering from severe depression. Kitty Dukakis describes her personal experience and co-author Larry Nye details its recent resurgence as a treatment option.

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