Health

Robert Sapolsky: "A Primate's Memoir" (Scribner)

April 9, 2001

As a child, neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky wanted to be a mountain gorilla when he grew up. In his new book, he tells how that dream led him to spend 20 years in Kenya studying a troop of baboons.

Estrogen and Cancer

April 3, 2001

Newly released research findings raise questions about the value of hormone replacement therapy and the long-term health impact of taking birth control pills. A panel talks about the latest information and what you should know about...

Arsenic Standards

March 28, 2001

The Bush Administration recently suspended a proposed change to a federal rule that would have lowered the acceptable level for arsenic in drinking water. A panel talks about the economic, public health, and political aspects of this...

Foot and Mouth Disease

March 12, 2001

Thousands of farm animals are being slaughtered and Great Britain's farmers are in crisis because of an outbreak of highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease. A panel explains what foot and mouth disease is and talks about its impact on...

Martha Stout: "The Myth of Sanity" (Viking)

March 6, 2001

Could daydreaming be a symptom of an underlying emotional problem? Psychologist Martha Stout, an expert in trauma disorders, talks about how the brain processes traumatic experiences, and about how early trauma can lead to a range of...

Colon Cancer

March 1, 2001

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Diane and her guests discuss the latest in research, detection, and treatment of this type of cancer.

Brazaitis and Clift on Kidney Cancer

February 7, 2001

Tom Brazaitis is a columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer who has been battling kidney cancer. He and his wife, Newsweek's Eleanor Clift, join Diane to talk about their experiences living with illness.
Brazaitis suggests visiting the...

Mad Cow Disease

February 1, 2001

As European countries try to understand and control the spread of mad cow disease among animals and humans, guest host Steve Roberts talks with a panel about what's being done here to stop mad cow disease from coming to the United States.

Bipolar Disorder

January 31, 2001

Mental health experts estimate that about 1% of the U.S. population is affected by bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression. This illness causes dramatic swings in mood and behavior. Diane talks with two people who are themselves...

Dr. Jerri Nielsen: "Ice Bound" (Talk Miramax)

January 30, 2001

Dr. Jerri Nielsen's story made headlines in 1999: while stationed at the South Pole she diagnosed herself with breast cancer, treated herself with supplies delivered by airdrop, and was evacuated when weather finally permitted. In her...

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