Health

SARS

March 31, 2003

Diane talks with a panel about the possible causes of a mysterious, contagious new lung infection, dubbed severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), that seems to have emerged in China and spread to at least 13 countries, including the U.S.

Obesity

January 7, 2003

More than 60% of Americans are said to be overweight. A panel joins Diane to discuss obesity trends in this country and the effort on the part of some to blame the fast food industry.

Carol Shields: "Unless" (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2002

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Carol Shields' latest novel, Unless (Fourth Estate), was written after her diagnosis of terminal breast cancer. The author joins Diane to talk about her book and about facing a fatal disease.

Hamilton & Brown (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2002

Longtime Washington Post colleagues Martha McNeil Hamilton and Warren Brown talk about how their friendship deepened when she donated a kidney to him, as described in their book, Black and White and Red All Over (PublicAffairs).

Atul Gawande (Rebroadcast)

December 23, 2002

Surgical resident Atul Gawande talks with Diane about his book, Complications (Metropolitan) which takes as its starting point his own experiences in operating and emergency rooms to explore the mistakes, hunches, uncertainty and coping...

Robert Kuttner: "Family Re-Union" (Free Press) (Rebroadcast)

November 29, 2002

Parent-child relationships are bound to change when children leave the nest. Journalist Robert Kuttner talks about building strong adult intergenerational relationships. His new book was co-authored with his late wife, psychologist...

Famine and HIV in Africa

November 27, 2002

A panel talks about famine in Africa, which today threatens more than 30 million people, and how it is overlapping with HIV, which infects more than 29 million people on that continent.

Hamilton & Brown: "Black and White and Red All Over" (Public Affairs)

November 26, 2002

Longtime Washington Post colleagues Martha McNeil Hamilton and Warren Brown talk about how their friendship deepened when she donated a kidney to him, as related in their new book about the experience.

Heart Disease Risk Assessment

November 20, 2002

A panel talks about a new way to assess your risk of having a heart attack or stroke that has nothing to do with cholesterol, and why researchers are studying inflammation as an important risk factor.

Vaccine safety

November 13, 2002

American children receive up to 20 vaccines in the first two years of life. Public health benefits are clearly enormous, but there have also been some safety concerns. In this hour we'll talk with several experts about vaccine research and...

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