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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.

The Future Of The World Wide Web

The Future Of The World Wide Web

March 12, 2014

On March 12, the World Wide Web turns 25. To mark the occasion, we'll look to the Web's future, including possibilities, concerns and how the decisions we're making now will affect development in the coming decades.

New Research On The Value Of Mammograms

February 13, 2014

New research based on 25 years of data concludes routine mammograms do not reduce a woman's chance of dying of breast cancer. Understanding risks and benefits of regular mammograms.

Melinda Gates On Philanthropy

February 12, 2014

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent $27 billion to reduce poverty and disease around the world. Melinda Gates on the foundation's philanthropic efforts and why she's passionate about supporting women and girls.

Implications Of A World Without Snow

February 11, 2014

Since the 1970s, the rate of winter warming per decade in the U.S. has accelerated significantly. Why some say it's time to think about the implications of a world without snow.

Judy Foreman: "A Nation In Pain: Healing Our Biggest Health Problem"

February 10, 2014

One hundred million adults in America live with chronic pain, yet only four medical schools require students to take a course on the subject. Judy Foreman draws on her personal experience with chronic pain and her background as an award-winning health journalist to present what she calls a practical plan of action.

A Conversation With Dr. Francis Collins, Director Of The NIH

A Conversation With Dr. Francis Collins, Director Of The NIH

February 10, 2014

Researchers and drug companies are joining forces to examine similarities among some of our worst ailments. NIH Director Francis Collins talks with Diane about a new era of collaboration to find treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases.

The Risks And Benefits Of Prescribing Testosterone

The Risks And Benefits Of Prescribing Testosterone

February 6, 2014

Hormone use by men has risen dramatically in recent years. But a new study shows older men taking testosterone could be at greater risk for heart attacks and strokes. The safety of prescribing testosterone.

E.L. Doctorow: "Andrew's Brain"

January 21, 2014

In his latest novel, the celebrated author takes us into the mind of a man who has inadvertently caused great harm to people he loves. An exploration of memory versus imagination and what defines consciousness.

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