January 29, 2013

Men's Health

Diet, exercise, nutrition and heart disease have all been health buzz words lately. This hour on Focus, we'll talk with Dr. Sumuk Sundaram of Christie Clinic about men's health issues.

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August 21, 2012

Encore: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Guest: Rebecca Skloot.

She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—would become one of the most important tools of modern medicine, used to develop the polio vaccine, gene mapping, cloning, and more. Today on Focus, Rebecca Skloot joins the show to tell the story of Henrietta Lacks, the medical revolution that she unknowingly launched, and the ethics one must consider when it comes to our bodies and medicine.

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March 03, 2011

The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear

Guest: Seth Mnookin.

How do we decide which facts are true? One of the most devastating health scares ever, the theory that linked routine childhood vaccines to autism spectrum disorder, has been circulating since 1998. In The Panic Virus, author Seth Mnookin interviews parents, scientists, and activists to try to answer that single fundamental question. He'll talk about his findings and more today on Focus.

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August 18, 2010

Drawing the Map of Life: Inside the Human Genome Project

Guest: Victor K. McElheny.

The Human Genome Project is one of the most important accomplishments in modern science. Science writer Victor McElheny joins Focus today to talk about the origins of the Project, the race to achieve the end goal, and today's efforts to exploit its results. It's not only a major event in medicine, says McElheny, but a striking example of how new technologies contribute to the formation of new hypotheses.

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