Alternative Medicine

The Brian Lehrer Show

Teen Pregnancy Down; Against NY’s Gun Laws; Cantor’s Speech

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

NYC Health Commissioner Thomas Farley talks about why the city’s teen pregnancy rate has been on the decline over the past decade, and why the Bronx still has the highest rate in the country. Then, Thomas King of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association explains why the group is against new state gun laws. Plus: your stories on navigating the differences between Western and alternative medicine; the obstacles to higher education for first generation college students; and allegations of fraud against S&P.

The Takeaway

Listeners Respond: Renting vs. Buying

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The poor economy means it's a good time to buy a house, but it also means that fewer people can actually afford this kind of investment. Yesterday, Takeaway contributor, Beth Kobliner outlined the pros and cons of house ownership in a shaky economy, and listeners responded.

Payam from Providence, Rhode Island wrote on our website:

"People shouldn't be lulled into a false sense of security, thinking that because a mortgage may be cheaper than rent that they can afford to buy a house. Renting is easier until you are financially set. Recession or not."

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The Takeaway

DIY Check Up: When to Consider Alternative Care

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 40 percent of Americans use some form of medicine deemed "alternative" or "complimentary" to established medicine. We discuss four popular forms: acupuncture, chiropractics, osteopathy and homeopathy. 

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