Health

Estrogen Hormone Replacement Therapy

July 31, 2001

The American Heart Association recently reversed its position on estrogen hormone replacement therapy, saying there's no evidence that HRT can have a protective effect in women with heart disease. A panel talks about this report, and the...

Living Donors

July 24, 2001

Organ transplants from living donors has been an accepted medical practice for decades. But today, donors and recipients don't necessarily know each other. A panel talks about "stranger donors," and new programs designed to...

Andrew Solomon: "The Noonday Demon (Scribner)

July 12, 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...

Herbal Additives

July 9, 2001

Food and beverage manufacturers add "herbals" to some of their products and tout them for their alleged benefits for health and well-being. But some are worried that such herbals may do little or nothing, or could actually harm...

Women and Smoking

June 27, 2001

Women who smoke cigarettes can expect not only reduced life expectancy and quality of life, but also an increased risk of pregnancy complications, problems with menstrual function, and cervical cancer. A panel talks about new efforts to...

Stem Cell Policy

June 21, 2001

Stem cell research promises to provide new therapies, preventive measures and even cures for some major human diseases and disorders. But some policymakers, like many Americans, have deep misgivings about the use of human embryonic tissue...

Morton Kondracke: "Saving Milly" (Public Affairs)

June 14, 2001

Journalist Morton Kondracke's wife Milly was always the fighter in the family, but since she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he has had to fight on her behalf. In his new book, Kondracke writes of his efforts to raise awareness and...

Alicia Mundy: "Dispensing with the Truth" (St. Martin's)

June 4, 2001

Investigative journalist Alicia Mundy discusses her new book about the medical and legal controversies surrounding the diet drug "fen-phen." When it was first introduced, it was hailed as an important new weapon in the fight...

Waterborne Illness

May 30, 2001

Public water supplies are treated to kill any organisms that could make you sick, but waterborne viruses, bacteria and parasites continue to cause illness and even death in the U.S. A panel talks about how giardia, cryptosporidium, E. coli...

Cancer Drugs

May 17, 2001

New cancer drugs are in the headlines: a promising treatment for colon cancer, and a dramatically effective treatment for leukemia. Guest host Susan Page talks with some of the doctors behind the development of these medications, and looks...

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