Health

Skin Cancer

August 29, 2000

The recent news that Senator John McCain underwent surgery to remove two melanomas focused attention on the dangers of skin cancer. Guest host Kathy Merritt talks with medical experts about the different kinds of skin cancer, and about the...

Anne Hunsaker Hawkins: "A Small, Good Thing" (W.W. Norton)

August 23, 2000

Anne Hunsaker Hawkins talks with NPR's Melinda Penkava about the lives of children with HIV and the people who care for them. Her new book offers detailed portraits of their struggles and triumphs.

West Nile Virus

August 16, 2000

A panel talks about the emergence of potentially lethal West Nile virus in this country, how it's being fought, and the scale of the threat it poses to public health.

Sam Horn: "ConZentrate" (St. Martin's Press)

August 10, 2000

We can all relate to the condition of feeling distracted, frazzled, overworked and just plain stressed-out ... Sam Horn, president of Action Seminars, has advice on how to get focused and back on track -- or as she puts it, to...

Diabetes Breakthroughs

August 10, 2000

Guest host Steve Roberts talks with three experts on recent breakthroughs in research aimed at finding a cure for diabetes. Much of this research is being conducted under a new international consortium called the Immune Tolerance Network.

"Childhood Cancer Survivors"

July 25, 2000

Today, more than 250,000 people are living proof of the great strides that have been made in the treatment of pediatric cancer. But along with the success stories come physical and mental health problems that may affect survivors...

AIDS

July 12, 2000

Guest host Susan Page talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Fauci is in Durban, South Africa, for the 13th International AIDS Conference. He'll talk about the most...

Dr. Esther Sternberg: "The Balance Within" (W.H. Freeman & Co)

June 13, 2000

Dr. Esther Sternberg of the National Institutes of Health describes the medical community's recent breakthroughs in understanding what's known as "the mind-body connection." She joins Diane to talk about her new book, and about the...

New Research on Lead Poisoning

May 25, 2000

Recent research suggests a correlation between moderate levels of lead in the blood of children and violent behavior in adulthood. This is among the new findings that are making scientists concerned that the "safe" level of lead in...

The Drug Ecstasy

May 17, 2000

MDMA, a drug more commonly known as ecstasy, first appeared on the European dance scene about a decade ago. It arrived in the U.S. and is growing in popularity among teenagers and young adults. A panel talks about ecstasy -- how it works...

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