Health

Global AIDS

March 31, 2004

Diane and her guests discuss challenges facing the international effort to fight the spread of AIDS around the world, and the role the US is playing in the effort.

Dr. Stephen Straus

March 29, 2004

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the NIH is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Diane and Director Dr. Stephen Straus discuss popular alternatives to conventional healthcare.

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

February 23, 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...

Janis Abrahms Spring: "How Can I Forgive You?" (HarperCollins)

February 4, 2004

A clinical psychologist debunks such common myths as "forgiveness is always good for you" and "to be a good person you must forgive." She give advice on how to forgive and when to decide not to.

Health News Update

February 2, 2004

Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of NIAID/NIH, joins Diane to talk about the bird flu that has struck 10 Asian countries, what U.S. regulators are doing to protect Americans from mad cow disease, the latest on the battle against AIDS, and more news...

Dr. Arthur Agatston: "The South Beach Diet" (Rodale)

January 28, 2004

The cardiologist whose weight loss program has become a phenomenon across the U.S. explains how he entered the world of nutrition. He describes his three-phase plan and how it differs from other diets.

Lynne Cox: "Swimming to Antarctica" (Knopf)

January 16, 2004

In 2002, Lynne Cox became the first person to swim one mile through 32 degree water to the shores of Antarctica. She describes her almost mystical relationship with water and her many record-breaking, long-distance swims.

Alice Flaherty: "The Midnight Disease" (Houghton Mifflin)

January 14, 2004

Writers often say they are driven to write. Now there's proof of a physiological compulsion. Author and neurologist Alice Flaherty draws on scientific research, her own experience, and the lives of other writers to explore how and why we...

David Allyn: "I Can't Believe I Just Did That" (Tarcher Putnam)

January 13, 2004

Social scientist David Allyn, Ph.D. explains how a fear of embarrassment can undermine personal and professional relationships. In his book, "I Can't Believe I Just Said That," he offers suggestions for identifying, managing and...

Abigail Trafford: "My Time" (Basic Books)

January 5, 2004

Many Americans today are staying healthy into their 60s, 70s, and even 80s. "The Washington Post"'s health columnist Abigail Trafford joins Diane to talk about the consequences of this phenomenon and how Americans can make the...

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