Body & Brain

  • Vaccines—Calling the Shots Examine the science behind vaccinations, the return of preventable diseases, and the risks of opting out. Airing September 10 at 9 pm

  • Brain Trauma Even so-called "mild" head injuries can lead to serious concussions with long-term consequences. Watch the video.

  • Dying to Be Thin Anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders are on the rise. What can be done to help those who are suffering? Watch the program.

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Books

  • The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine-Watcher

    by Lewis Thomas

  • How the Mind Works

    by Steven Pinker

  • Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

    by Atul Gawande

  • Doctors: The Biography of Medicine

    by Sherwin B. Nuland

  • Remaking Eden: How Genetic Engineering and Cloning Will Transform the American Family

    by Lee M. Silver

  • Merchants of Immortality: Chasing the Dream of Human Life

    by Stephen S. Hall

  • Polio: An American Story

    by David M. Oshinsky

  • Best of the Brain From Scientific American: Mind, Matter, and Tomorrow's Brain

    by Floyd Bloom, editor

  • The Society of Mind

    by Marvin Minsky

  • Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind

    by V.S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee

  • The Dreaming Brain

    by Allan Hobson

  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

    by Oliver Sacks

  • The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story

    by Richard Preston

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