Health

Security in Iraq

October 26, 2004

We'll talk about new threats to on going security efforts in Iraq including the massacre of dozens of newly trained Iraqi troops and reports that three hundred tons of explosives are missing from an Iraqi military site.

Barlett & Steele: "Critical Condition" (Doubleday)

October 18, 2004

Two Pulitzer-Prize winning journalists explore what's gone wrong with America's health-care industry and offer a prescription for getting it back on the right track.

Gillian Gill: "Nightingales" (Ballantine)

October 14, 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.

Marc Silver: "Breast Cancer Husband" (Rodale)

October 12, 2004

After his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, Marc Silver looked for a book on how he could best help his wife. When he couldn't find one, he wrote his own. He explains how to help a loved one through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci

October 12, 2004

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases joins Diane to talk about the shortage of this year's flu vaccine and other health news.

Health Care in the Presidential Campaigns

September 16, 2004

Kerry and Bush's dueling health care proposals would address rising costs and the growing number of uninsured people in different ways. We'll look at what their opposing philosophies would mean for American health care.

Marcia Angell: "The Truth About The Drug Companies" (Random House)

September 10, 2004

The former editor of the prestigious "New England Journal of Medicine" exposes what she sees as the corrupting influence of the pharmaceutical industry on Congress, the White House, the FDA, and the medical profession.

Judith Levine: "Do You Remember Me?" (Free Press)

July 20, 2004

A journalist writes about her father's struggle with Alzheimer's disease and how it changed her understanding of him as well as herself.

Medicare Bill Update

July 19, 2004

A conversation about prescription drug coverage, the new possibility of Medicare coverage for treatment of obesity, and other developments in health care policy.

Susan Edsall: "Into the Blue" (St. Martin's Press)

July 14, 2004

After Susan Edsall's pilot father suffered a devastating stroke, she was told he would never fly again. But she realized the best way to help him recover was to get him back in the air.

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