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    Hidden Minds

    This hour, we’ll talk about how doctors search for brain function with Dr. Nicholas D. Schiff and Dr. Joseph J Fins of Weill Cornell Medicine. Their story “In Search of Hidden Minds” appears in the current issue of Scientific American Mind.

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    Preventing Child Abuse

    This hour, we’ll talk about the possibility of using technology to predict when child abuses might happen with Dyann Daley, executive director of the Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment, and David Sanders, chair of the Presidential Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities.

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    The Power Of Faith

    This hour, we’ll talk about how scientists are studying how our thoughts, feelings and faiths contribute to our well-being with Erik Vance. His story “The Healing Power of Faith” appears in the December issue of National Geographic magazine.

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    Is Medicare Over?

    This hour, we’ll talk about how Medicare will be funded going forward – and about how it relates to the Affordable Care Act – with health journalist Trudy Lieberman. Her story “Is Medicare on Its Last Legs” appears in the current issue of Harper’s magazine.

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    Transplanting Organs

    This hour, we’ll talk about the possibility of growing replacement human organs inside cows, pigs and other animals – and we’ll talk about the ethics of the practice – with Christine Gorman, senior editor for health, human biology and medicine at Scientific American.

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    Treating Mental Health

    This hour, we’ll talk with actress Mariel Hemingway about overcoming “The Hemingway Curse,” and we’ll learn more about how people with alcoholism, depression and other conditions are treated with Dr. Harold Urschel, chief medical strategist for Enterhealth.

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    The ADHD Epidemic

    This hour, we’ll talk about why ADHD diagnoses are on the rise – and if there’s cause for concern – with Alan Schwarz, author of “ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic.”