Health

Global AIDS Epidemic

July 13, 2004

The AIDS epidemic has killed more than 20 million people since 1981. An estimated 38 million are living with HIV infection today. A panel talks about the latest research findings and policy debates emerging from this week's 15th...

Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Mark McClellan

June 30, 2004

Dr. Mark McClellan became head of Medicare and Medicaid services in March after serving 16 months as FDA commissioner. He joins Diane to talk about the prescription drug discount card program, drug re-importation, and other health care...

Prenatal Testing

June 23, 2004

New non-invasive diagnostic techniques can give expecting mothers more information earlier than ever. A panel talks about the latest advances and what they mean for women, their families, and health care.

Jerome Groopman: "The Anatomy of Hope" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

June 11, 2004

Only recently has the medical community begun to understand the healing power of hope. In his new book, Harvard professor and staff writer for "The New Yorker" Jerome Groopman, MD, examines why some people hold out hope in the face...

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

June 10, 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.

Maggie Scarf: "Secrets, Lies, Betrayals" (Random House)

June 2, 2004

Author Maggie Scarf talks about the latest research on how early traumatic experiences can affect us physically throughout our lives, and the latest therapeutic approaches to breaking these destructive patterns.

Carl Honore: "In Praise of Slowness" (Harper San Francisco)

May 12, 2004

A self-described speedaholic calls for perspective and balance in our lives. Canadian journalist Carl Honore examines how our world got so frenetic, how this pace affects us, and a worldwide movement to slow down.

Medicare Prescription Drug Discount Cards

May 12, 2004

New government-approved discount cards can help seniors save money on prescription drugs. But there are 73 to choose from and it can be tough to know exactly how any one of them will work. Diane and her guests look at the advantages and...

Teen Mothers in the Developing World

May 6, 2004

Pregnancy and childbirth are the leading causes of death among teen girls in the developing world. In some countries, as many as half of these girls are married. Diane and her guests talk about this problem and what's being done to...

Jonathan Weiner: "His Brother's Keeper" (Ecco)

April 27, 2004

Stephen Heywood was 29 when he learned he was dying of ALS - Lou Gehrig's disease. His older brother Jamie transformed himself from a mechanical into a genetic engineer in a race to cure the incurable. Pulitzer-prize winning author...

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