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Health & Science

Published: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 10:30:06 PST

Last Build Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 10:30:06 PST

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Augustus White

Thu, 21 Apr 2011 10:30:07 PST

Pioneering surgeon talks about his memoir, which offers insight into how unconscious stereotyping influences doctor-patient interactions, diagnosis and treatment.

Atul Gawande

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 10:30:07 PST

Surgeon and author of The Checklist Manifesto explains how coping with complexity has become the biggest 21st-century struggle.

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Thu, 13 Jan 2011 10:30:07 PST

Leading cancer physician dissects the history of cancer, which he calls 'the defining disease of our generation.'

Rebecca Skloot

Thu, 23 Dec 2010 10:30:07 PST

Science writer discusses lessons learned from research for her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Wendell Potter

Wed, 22 Dec 2010 10:30:07 PST

Corporate watchdog and Deadly Spin author discusses his struggle with his whistleblower status and describes the post-healthcare-reform industry spin.

Toni Yancey

Fri, 22 Oct 2010 10:30:07 PST

UCLA professor of health services and author of Instant Recess explains why what's good for the waistline is good for the bottom line.

Olivia Newton-John

Mon, 18 Oct 2010 10:30:07 PST

Singer-actress reflects on her 40 years in entertainment and 18 years as a breast cancer survivor.

Nancy Brinker

Fri, 01 Oct 2010 10:30:07 PST

Susan G. Komen for the Cure founder-CEO shares her thoughts on the controversy over mammograms and how often women should be screened.

Kathleen Sebelius

Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:30:07 PST

HHS secretary de-bunks some of the myths that still surround the landmark bill.

Ian Smith

Mon, 05 Jul 2010 10:30:07 PST

50 Million Pound Challenge founder talks about his new book and his efforts to combat rising obesity rates in the U.S.

Vincent Tuohy

Thu, 10 Jun 2010 10:30:07 PST

Cleveland Clinic immunologist discusses his research study that has resulted in a potentially major breakthrough in the fight against breast cancer.

Bruce Feiler

Wed, 19 May 2010 10:30:07 PST

Best-selling author reflects on how he processed his near-death experience and explains why he wrote his memoir.

Rebecca Skloot

Fri, 14 May 2010 10:30:07 PST

Science writer describes the backstory of her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and discusses lessons learned from her research for it.

Ceci Connolly

Wed, 05 May 2010 10:30:07 PST

Journalist, and one of the contributors to the book Landmark, explains some of the behind-the-scenes wrangling that resulted in the passage of healthcare legislation.

Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete

Tue, 13 Apr 2010 10:30:07 PST

Mr. and Mrs. Peete discuss the impact of their son's autism diagnosis—the difficulty and the silver lining—and the books they've each written that they hope will help others.

Tom Price

Wed, 17 Mar 2010 10:30:07 PST

Georgia representation and orthopaedic surgeon weighs in on the Democratic healthcare proposal.

Ezra Klein

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 10:30:07 PST

Washington Post blogger and Newsweek contributor weighs in on reconciliation and whether the healthcare reform fight will have been worth it politically.

Bill Nelson

Tue, 13 Oct 2009 10:30:07 PST

Florida senator and Finance Committee member discusses the timeline for reform and when most Americans might feel the impact.

Yvonne Sanders-Butler

Thu, 24 Sep 2009 10:30:07 PST

Healthy Kids, Smart Kids founder recounts her personal battle with obesity and describes how she used the experience to help children at the elementary school which she helms.

Mike Pence

Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:30:07 PST

Indiana congressman and chair of the House Republican Conference discusses the GOP's opposition to the current healthcare reform proposals.