A report on schizophrenia, which Dr. William M. Glazer (Yale University) defines as "a disorder that involves abnormalities in thinking, perception and feeling." Examined: treatment methods, including the drug Thorazine.
A report on rare diseases, defined as "disorders that affect fewer than 200,000 Americans," examines the process of being diagnosed and the search for a treatment. Included: comments from Sen. Nancy Kassebaum (R-Kan.).
A report on asthma and how people who have it can still lead a normal life. Included: the symptoms and causes of the disease; determining one's risk through genetics; methods of treatment. The program also includes interviews with physicians; and asthmatics and their families.
Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker offer commentary during this primer on breast cancer. Included: a woman who runs a business geared to patients who've had mastectomies; information on current treatments; and tips for self-examination.