Changing Medicine

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Friday, November 20, 2009

When the United States Preventive Services Task Force issued new recommendations that most women should not start getting mammograms to screen for breast cancer until age 50, protests ensued. Gina Kolata, New York Times science writer, looks at the controversy and the studies behind the new policy. Plus, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; indexing Going Rogue; checking in with area food pantries; and following up on military tribunals.


Gina Kolata

Investigating Pharma Prices

Duff Wilson, staff writer for The New York Times, discusses calls for a Congressional investigation into possible price gouging by pharmaceutical companies.

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Outrage in The Bronx

Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz, Jr. talks about his plans to reach out to gang leaders following the shooting of a teenage girl caught in crossfire.

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FUF: Military Tribunals

Following up on our coverage of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's trial in civilian court, Karen Greenberg, executive director of the Center on Law and Security at NYU Law School and author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days, explains the history and use of military tribunals.

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Mammogram Confusion

A federal advisory panel and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists made controversial recommendations this week for women to delay breast and cervical cancer screenings. Gina Kolata, science writer for the New York Times and author of Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss--and the Myths ...

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Hungry in New York

Aine Duggan, The Food Bank for New York City's vice president of Research, Policy & Education, and Nurah Amat'ullah, executive director of the Islamic Women's Institute for Research and Development, discuss hunger in New York and demand at food pantries across the city.

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Going Rogue

2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin doesn't have an index in her new book, Going Rogue. Seyward Darby, assistant managing editor at The New Republic, tells us about the fun she had creating one.

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