Health

Blue Cross Conversions

September 19, 2002

All across the country, Blue Cross member companies are being acquired by private corporations. A panel talks about what the conversion from non-profit to for-profit means to Blue Cross health care plans, health care providers, and...

Drug Resistant Bacteria

September 9, 2002

Ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin and co-author Michael Shnayerson detail the emergence of drug resistant bacteria and the health threat we face as a result, as detailed in their book "The Killers Within" (Little Brown).

Stanley Greenspan: "The Secure Child" (Perseus)

August 23, 2002

Child psychiatrist Stanley Greenspan talks about what parents can do to address their children's fears -- from monsters and math tests to terrorism and kidnappings -- and help them grow up feeling safe.

Elizabeth Stone: "A Boy I Once Knew" (Algonquin)

August 20, 2002

In her new book, English teacher Elizabeth Stone talks about reading the diaries bequeathed to her by a former student of hers who died of AIDS.

Consumer-Driven Health Care

August 20, 2002

A panel talks about personal medical accounts and other new ways to handle spiraling health care costs, and what they could mean for you.

West Nile Virus

August 7, 2002

West Nile virus has claimed four lives this summer, but public health officials say there's no need to panic. A panel talks about the spread of this mosquito-borne illness across the U.S. and how you can protect yourself.

Botox

July 26, 2002

Botox is the latest innovation in cosmetic improvements, using a substance derived from lethal bacteria to prevent or get rid of "worry lines" on the forehead. But it's long been used as a therapeutic agent for treatment of certain...

Dr. Fauci, NIAID/NIH

July 15, 2002

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, talks about the recent International AIDS Conference in Barcelona and about other public health issues, including the latest news on the government's...

Hormone Replacement Therapy

July 11, 2002

A new study found health risks associated with the most common regimen of hormone replacement therapy. Diane and her guests look at the study and at its implications for millions of American women who take hormones under their doctors'...

Obesity

July 9, 2002

Some nutrition specialists believe a low-fat diet may be counterproductive for those trying to lose weight or keep off extra pounds, but that idea flies in the face of decades of established medical wisdom. A panel talks about scientific...

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