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The Promise And Perils Of A New Project To Share Individual Patient Records.

The Promise And Perils Of A New Project To Share Individual Patient Records.

April 17, 2014

In a new effort to improve medical care, a group of hospitals, clinics and insurers is pooling patient data. We discuss the promise and perils of sharing individual patient records.

New Efforts to Bring Extinct Species Back to Life

April 10, 2014

Scientists are attempting to bring extinct species back to life. Through recent breakthroughs in genetics, researchers hope to revive the passenger pigeon, woolly mammoth and others. But conservationists warn that "de-extinction" is no panacea to the current extinction crisis.

Using Blood Tests To Diagnose And Treat Disease

Using Blood Tests To Diagnose And Treat Disease

April 9, 2014

Advances in blood tests are giving doctors easier and faster ways to detect genetic defects, cancer and other illnesses. Please join us to discuss what we can learn from what's in our blood.

The Worldwide Debate Over New Rules For The World Wide Web

The Worldwide Debate Over New Rules For The World Wide Web

April 7, 2014

The European Parliament votes to keep Internet service providers from selectively blocking or slowing services like Netflix and Skype. In the US, critics speak out over plans to give up oversight of the Internet’s address book. Debate over new rules for the World Wide Web.

Latest On The Nation's Kidney Shortage

Latest On The Nation's Kidney Shortage

April 2, 2014

The nation's kidney shortage is about to hit a grim milestone with 100,000 patients on the transplant waiting list.

Environmental Outlook: Gravitational Waves And The Big Bang Theory

April 1, 2014

An experiment at the South Pole appears to have picked up one of the most elusive signals from the early universe known as gravitational waves. Diane and her guests discuss the implications of the discovery on cosmology and how it could change our understanding of the Big Bang theory of the origin of the universe.

Jane Fonda: "Being A Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More"

Jane Fonda: "Being A Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More"

March 27, 2014

For nearly two decades, Jane Fonda has dedicated herself to the issue of adolescent health. Now she's translated what she's learned into a guide on sexuality and development for young people.

Growing Popularity Of Online Brain-Training Games

Growing Popularity Of Online Brain-Training Games

March 24, 2014

Every day, millions of Americans go online to play games and do puzzles that promise to improve memory and mental processing. Diane and a panel of experts discuss whether these brain-training games really work.

Update On Diagnosing And Treating Lyme Disease

Update On Diagnosing And Treating Lyme Disease

March 18, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year. An update on the challenges of diagnosing and treating Lyme disease.

New Report  Shows Too Few Are Opting For Life-Saving HPV Vaccine

New Report Shows Too Few Are Opting For Life-Saving HPV Vaccine

March 13, 2014

Not enough children in the United States are being vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus, or HPV, according to new federal research. A look at why American HPV vaccination rates are so low compared to other countries.

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