A Massachusetts grief counselor coping with personal tragedy in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is among those profiled in this tribute to extraordinary people. Sharyl Attkisson hosts.
Included: drug ads aimed at consumers; a program for youngsters who start fires; napping on the job (with the boss's permission); a Native American physician who mixes modern and traditional practices.
Topics include “diet addiction,” stents for stroke patients and the potential of microbicides in protecting women from AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Also: a musical spoof of the health-care system.
A look at life at the Adolescent Day School of Evanston, Ill., a “safe haven” for disturbed teens, says host Sharyl Attkisson. Many of them, Attkisson says, “couldn't survive regular high school. Adolescent Day School, adds a student, “takes you in its arms and carries you through.” A co-production of “Healthweek” and ABC's “Nightline.”
“Health on the Web.” Topics include pros and cons of psychological counseling via the Internet and posting medical records on the Web. Also: how children battling illnesses can receive emotional support on-line.
Topics include suing HMOs; colon-cancer testing; and a comedic play about U.S. health care. Also: a profile of a Cherokee doctor in Manhattan who incorporates Native American healing methods into his practice. Sharyl Attkisson hosts.
Topics include interpreters for hospital patients who don't speak English; dangers of over-exposure to the sun; suicide prevention. Also: a profile of a Virginia day-care provider who gets her charges to eat their vegetables.
A profile of Maryland fitness instructor Joe Decker, “the world's fittest man,” according to the the Guinness Book of Records, is part of a program devoted to physical fitness. Also: a 90-year-old runner; a “steamy” version of yoga.