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.”

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Zika, Ebola And Beyond

This hour, we’ll talk about how keeping infectious diseases at bay requires a rethinking of our relationship to the animal kingdom. We’ll be joined by University of California-Davis epidemiology professor Jonna Mazet.

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The First 1,000 Days

This hour, we’ll visit Uganda, India, Guatemala – and places in the U.S. – to hear how children in disadvantaged households are thriving thanks to programs focused on early-childhood nutrition with Roger Thurow, senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

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When Kids Leave The Nest

This hour, we’ll talk about how to refocus our lives once children are all grown up with Melissa T. Shultz, who writes about the idea in her memoir, “From Mom to Me Again: How I Survived My First Empty-Nest Year and Reinvented the Rest of My Life.”

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Advice For Caregivers

This hour, we’ll talk about strategies for coping with the stress of taking care of an elder and embracing this important role with psychologists Barry J. Jacobs and Julie L. Mayer. They’re co-authors of “AARP Meditations for Caregivers: Practical, Emotional, and Spiritual Support for You and Your Family.”

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