Health

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...

Pain Management

January 24, 2001

New rules require most American hospitals to measure and record pain as a vital sign. The regulation is designed to address the longstanding criticism that doctors and other health care providers under-treat their patients' pain. A panel...

Medical Acupuncture

December 20, 2000

Western doctors once rejected acupuncture but in recent years have become interested in its effectiveness in treating certain kinds of pain and other problems. A panel talks about acupuncture - its effect on the body and its growing...

Edward Humes: "Baby ER" (Simon & Schuster)

December 19, 2000

Journalist Edward Humes reports on the stunning medical advances of recent years that are helping doctors to save the lives of premature and severely ill infants. His new book presents the work of one of the country's leading neonatal...

Regenerative Medicine

November 14, 2000

Recent research suggests transplanted stem cells may be able to stimulate the re-growth of damaged tissues. The results of new experiments offer tantalizing prospects for the treatment of many types of debilitating brain diseases and...

Judd Winick: "Pedro and Me" (Henry Holt)

November 13, 2000

In 1994, cartoonist Judd Winick was a cast member on MTV's program "The Real World." One of his housemates, Pedro Zamora, was HIV-positive, and died just after the series aired. Judd Winick joins Diane to talk about his friendship...

Spasmodic Dysphonia

November 3, 2000

Spasmodic dysphonia is a neurological disorder affecting the vocal cords and the production of speech. There is no cure, but there are ways to treat it. Diane Rehm was diagnosed with the condition in 1998. She and her guests discuss the...

Stephen Budiansky: "The Truth About Dogs" (Viking)

November 2, 2000

We all know that dogs are man's best friend... or do we? Would you put up with a human friend who chewed your shoes or kept you up all night with whining and barking? In his new book, science journalist and dog lover Stephen Budiansky...

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