B.J. Miller is a hospice and palliative care doctor whose work is informed by an accident he had as a young man. He co-authored the new book 'A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death.'
After a traumatic injury and multiple surgeries, medical bio-ethicist Travis Rieder was in great pain and prescribed opioids. It took him a month to wean himself off, with great difficulty. Now he is an advocate for opioid use reform, and he wants doctors to better understand how to prescribe and how to help their patients wean themselves off.
Maya Dusenbery writes about gender bias in the medical system in her new book 'Doing Harm.' She is also the executive editor of Feministing, a website of writing by young feminists about social, cultural and political issues.
Lauren Slater is a journalist, practicing psychologist and a patient of psychotropic drugs - drugs that alter brain chemistry to treat problems like mood disorders and anxiety. She'll talk about her personal and professional experience with these drugs.
British neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli details new research into how Alzheimer's attacks the brain, and how scientists are trying to find ways of treating this disease in his new book 'In Pursuit of Memory.'