Health

  • February 18, 1999  

    Some women who face a high risk of breast cancer are having preventative mastectomies even through their breast tissue shows no sign of disease. Now, a new study has found that preventative mastectomies reduce the chance of developing breast cancer by 90 percent. Susan Dentzer reports on this effective, if dramatic, procedure. Continue reading

  • February 9, 1999  

    Common myths and common sense about the common cold, from Susan Dentzer of our health unit, a partnership with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Continue reading

  • February 2, 1999  

    President Clinton presented his FY 2000 budget yesterday, designating much of the budget surplus to Social Security. Susan Dentzer explores the White House Social Security plan and the reactions of key players. Continue reading

  • February 2, 1999  

    Important discoveries about the origins of AIDS and ways to reduce mother-to-infant transmission were uncovered this week at a conference in Chicago. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and medical writer for Newsday Laurie Garrett discuss the studies. Continue reading

  • January 29, 1999   BY Admin 

    Betty Ann Bowser reports on Parkinson’s disease and medical efforts to treat the disease that affects 1.5 million Americans. During her look at the disease, Bowser interviewed Parkinson’s patient Dr. Peter Morabito about his service dog, Victor. Continue reading

  • January 27, 1999  

    Correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on Parkinson’s disease and medical efforts to treat the disease that affects 1.5 million Americans. A recent study suggests that the degenerative neurological disease may be caused by environmental factors. Continue reading

  • January 6, 1999  

    The legacy of Sigmund Freud is examined. Susan Dentzer reports from the NewsHour Health Unit, a partnership with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Continue reading

  • January 6, 1999  

    Professor Frederick Crews is a leading critic of Freudian thought. The following transcript is made up of excerpts from an interview with correspondent Susan Dentzer. Continue reading

  • January 6, 1999  

    Historian Michael Roth is the curator for the exhibit Freud: Conflict and Culture. Susan Dentzer interviewed him at the Library of Congress exhibit. Continue reading

  • January 4, 1999  

    More than five million aging Americans are in need of some form of long-term care. President Clinton announced some proposals to ease some of the financial strain. Continue reading