17-05 Segment 1: Autism in Girls

Doctors are learning that autism shows up differently in girls’ behavior as a result of brain differences. This leaves many girls with autism undiagnosed.

16-28 Segment 1: Lewy Body Dementia

  The second most common form of dementia is virtually unknown to most people. However, Lewy body dementia affects 1.4 million Americans, with symptoms commonly misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's disease. Additional symptoms such as hallucinations and uncontrollable shaking make diagnosis and caregiving more difficult, and treatments for Alzheimer's or psychosis can often be harmful. Experts discuss. … Continue reading 16-28 Segment 1: Lewy Body Dementia

15-22 Segment 1: Cheaper Breast Cancer Gene Testing

  Synopsis: Testing for breast cancer genes BRCA-1 and 2 has been inaccessible to many women due to extremely high cost. Now a new $249 breast cancer gene test is available. Experts discuss whether this changes who should be tested and the ramifications of widespread testing. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Annette Bar-Cohen, Executive Director, Center … Continue reading 15-22 Segment 1: Cheaper Breast Cancer Gene Testing