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Infidelity And How It  Affects Marriage, Children And Families

Infidelity And How It Affects Marriage, Children And Families

June 10, 2013

An estimated 40 percent of married couples in America experience at least one incident of infidelity. Why people cheat, how extramarital affairs affect the whole family and understanding the consequences of infidelity.

Scientific Advances In Prosthetic Limbs (Rebroadcast)

Scientific Advances In Prosthetic Limbs (Rebroadcast)

May 27, 2013

How technological and medical advances in prosthetic limbs are changing lives.

Scientific Advances In Prosthetic Limbs

Scientific Advances In Prosthetic Limbs

May 16, 2013

How technological and medical advances in prosthetic limbs are changing lives.

Dr. Allen Frances: "Saving Normal:  An Insider's Revolt Against Out-Of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, And The Medicalization Of Ordinary Life"

Dr. Allen Frances: "Saving Normal: An Insider's Revolt Against Out-Of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, And The Medicalization Of Ordinary Life"

May 14, 2013

A leading psychiatrist argues that too many people are being diagnosed as mentally ill. Dr. Allen Frances joins Diane to discuss the problems of over-diagnosis and over-medication.

Paul Farmer: "To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation"

Paul Farmer: "To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation"

May 1, 2013

Diane speaks with renowned physician and social activist Paul Farmer. In his latest book, he encourages young people to tackle the greatest challenges of our times, from global health and poverty to climate change.

The Growing Demand For Home Health Aides

The Growing Demand For Home Health Aides

May 1, 2013

As baby boomers age, the demand for home health aides is on the rise: What the shortage of caregivers means for patients, their families and the home health care industry.

Clinical Trials And Premature Babies

April 17, 2013

Many universities reportedly failed to inform parents about the risks to their premature babies of an oxygen study. Understanding risks and benefits of clinical trials.

New Research On Red Meat And Heart Disease

April 9, 2013

For our Mind and Body Series: A new study finds that bacteria released when you eat red meat can damage the heart. Diane and a panel of experts discuss new findings on red meat and heart disease.

Mapping The Human Brain

April 3, 2013

President Barack Obama announced a multi-year research project to understand how the brain works. What the findings could mean for the treatment of neurologic disease.

Environmental Outlook: Dan Fagin: "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation"

April 2, 2013

For two generations, chemical companies in Toms River, N.J., dumped toxic waste. For this month’s Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guest discuss the life of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution.

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