Health

Torey Hayden: "Twilight Children" (William Morrow)

March 21, 2005

An educational psychologist and former special education teacher describes her experiences working with two seriously disturbed children and an 82-year-old stroke victim. She demonstrates the complicated process involved in helping those...

Susan Okie: "Fed Up!" (Joseph Henry Press)

March 14, 2005

Today's kids may be the first generation to have a shorter life span than their parents. The cause: obesity. A family physician and journalist presents the latest scientific research on childhood obesity and explains how parents...

Martha Stout: "The Sociopath Next Door" (Broadway)

February 28, 2005

Research shows that 4% of the population is made up of sociopaths. And contrary to what is seen on television and in the movies, not all sociopaths are murders or violent criminals. Sociopaths can be our next door neighbors, co-workers...

Avian Flu

February 28, 2005

Global health experts warn that avian flu threatens to become a global pandemic. Diane talks with top medical and public health experts about avian flu and what's being done to head off a possible crisis.

Drug Safety and the FDA

February 22, 2005

Vioxx, antidepressants, and a new FDA drug safety board are all on the agenda as Steve Roberts leads a discussion about the Food and Drug Administration and how well it is protecting consumers.

Dr. Mel Levine: "Ready or Not, Here Life Comes" (Simon & Schuster)

February 4, 2005

Today's young adults seem less prepared to enter the working world than those of previous generations. They're spending more time living at home, bouncing from job to job, and delaying entry into adulthood. A renowned pediatrician and...

Vocal Health

January 14, 2005

One of the nation's leading laryngologists joins Diane to talk about how we use -- and sometimes abuse -- our voices, and steps we can take to protect our most vital means of communication.

The FDA and Drug Safety

January 4, 2005

The FDA has advised doctors to limit prescriptions of the pain medications Celebrex and Bextra because some data show they may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Diane and her guests talk about drug safety, the FDA's approval...

Harriet Lerner: "Fear and Other Uninvited Guests" (HarperCollins) (Rebroadcast)

December 30, 2004

Psychotherapist Harriet Lerner believes if you are alive, you have an anxiety disorder. She talks with Diane about the very human feelings of fear, anxiety and shame, and how to move forward in life with courage and hope.

Gillian Gill: "Nightingales" (Ballantine) (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2004

Most of us think of Florence Nightingale as "The Lady with the Lamp" -- a Victorian-era nurse and social reformer. In this new book, we learn more about the family that raised her and the times in which she lived.

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