Health

Fixing HealthCare.gov

October 22, 2013

The Obama administration is scrambling to fix problems with the president's online health insurance marketplace. Diane and her guests discuss what's at stake politically and prospects for getting the new health insurance exchanges fully operating by a mid-December deadline.

Getting Treatment For Mental Illness

Getting Treatment For Mental Illness

October 15, 2013

The modern history of treating mental illness in America: Why the U.S. fails to meet the needs of so many people suffering from mental illness and what can be done about it.

Daniel Goleman: "Focus: The Hidden Driver Of Excellence"

Daniel Goleman: "Focus: The Hidden Driver Of Excellence"

October 10, 2013

New research shows that attention is the key to high achievement in many professions from business and sports to the arts. In an era of unstoppable distractions, staying focused may be what distinguishes experts from amateurs.

Why Alcohol Abuse Among Women Is On The Rise

October 9, 2013

Closing the gender gap in alcohol abuse: DUIs, "drunkorexia" and health problems are growing along with increased marketing to the female market. An award-winning journalist offers her personal story of alcoholism and a plea for tougher social policies.

A Conversation With Oliver Sacks

A Conversation With Oliver Sacks

October 8, 2013

Doctor and best-selling author Oliver Sacks' latest book looks at who gets hallucinations and why. The neurologist on his decades-long career exploring the mysteries of the brain.

Challenges For The New Health Insurance Exchanges

October 8, 2013

More than 8 million Americans tried to shop for insurance last week on the new Affordable Care exchanges. A look at the program's strong interest, technical glitches and other roll-out challenges.

The Federal Government Shuts Down

October 1, 2013

Diane and her guests discuss the politics of the government shutdown and budget battles in Washington.

The Rollout Of Obamacare

September 30, 2013

Health insurance exchanges are scheduled to launch on Tuesday despite technical glitches and political sparring over their funding. Diane and her guests discuss the rollout of Obamacare.

New Research On Stroke Rehabilitation And Recovery

September 26, 2013

Every year, strokes disable more than 650,000 people. Guest host Susan Page discusses new research on stroke rehabilitation and recovery.

New Efforts To Curb The Overuse Of Antibiotics In Animals And People

September 18, 2013

Each year, 2 million people contract antibiotic-resistant infections and 23,000 die. A discussion about the threat of a post-antibiotic age and new efforts to curb the overuse of antibiotics in animals and people.

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