Siegel and Johnson: "Back Sense" (Broadway Books)

March 18, 2002

Two specialists talk about their approach to chronic back pain, which rejects longstanding assumptions about the causes of the pain and offers a self-treatment plan. Dr. Ron Siegel, licensed clinical psychologist at Harvard Medical School...

Genetic Screening of Embryos

March 8, 2002

A panel talks about the biotechnology and ethical issues behind the recent story of a woman who used high-tech screening to ensure her baby would not be born with the gene for early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Frances Moore Lappe and Anna Lappe: "Hope's Edge" (Tarcher Putnam)

February 27, 2002

Three decades ago, Frances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet changed the way many Americans thought about the food they eat. She and her daughter Anna revisit the issues of food and the environment in their new book.

"Nightline" on Stroke

February 22, 2002

ABC News' Nightline producer Richard Harris suffered a stroke two years ago. As he has since learned, 160,000 Americans die from stroke every year, making it the third leading killer in the U.S. Harris joins Nightline host Ted Koppel and...

Controlling Dreams

February 6, 2002

Harvard psychiatry professor Robert Stickgold explains research he and his colleagues are carrying out on dream content and whether people can control the content of their dreams.

Botswana AIDS Crisis

January 29, 2002

Dr. Joy Phumaphi, minister of health for Botswana, talks with Diane about that country's AIDS crisis: the social, political and economic damage it has already caused, what that nation is doing to stop it, and the need for international...

Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

January 23, 2002

A panel talks about the developments in the political, cultural, and ethical debates surrounding the abortion issue that have preoccupied Americans since the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.


January 8, 2002

The recently released film "A Beautiful Mind" highlights the heavy toll of schizophrenia on individuals and their families. A panel talks about the latest research on this devastating mental illness, treatment options, and the...

Diagnostic Body Scans

January 3, 2002

Full body computed tomography (CT) scans are an increasingly popular option for otherwise healthy people seeking peace of mind. A panel joins Diane to talk about the pros and cons of CT scans as a health screening tool.

Andrew Solomon: "The Noonday Demon (Scribner) (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2001

For years, writer Andrew Solomon has suffered from debilitating episodes of depression. In a new book, he chronicles not only his own experiences with the illness, but also the history of how different societies around the world have...

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