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An examination of medical ethics and the practitioners who define them.

An examination of medical ethics and the practitioners who define them.

Location:

Santa Monica, CA

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KCRW

Description:

An examination of medical ethics and the practitioners who define them.

Twitter:

@kcrw

Language:

English

Contact:

1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-450-5183


Episodes

There is so much we don’t know about cannabis

2/23/2020
Without more research we could be under-utilizing the benefits of cannabis or over using the drug and causing additional problems. There’s only one way to find out, and that’s with well conducted research.

Duration:00:03:38

Hospital bills can have an impact on our health

2/16/2020
Full disclosure of hospital charges and POOMS (patient oriented outcomes that matter to us) will help drive the system toward higher quality care and lower costs.

Duration:00:03:38

Reducing hospital infections

2/9/2020
Sometime simple solutions can have huge benefits. A group of nurses found putting some money where the mouth is can save lives and reduce costs. The cost? $1.35.

Duration:00:03:55

Pandemics vs Epidemics

2/2/2020
Is the spread of global disease the new normal?

Duration:00:04:00

Vaccines and the N-Corona Virus

1/26/2020
First SARS, then MERS, and now N-Corona suggest we have a new normal.

Duration:00:03:49

Bias can have a large impact on health

1/19/2020
There are many social determinants that greatly impact health, but one that takes place within the health care system is implicit bias.

Duration:00:05:03

Natural Gas and health

1/12/2020
Natural gas isn’t as healthy as producers maintain, and it’s health impacts aren’t just on humans.

Duration:00:03:41

Unnecessary lab tests pushed by a vendor

1/5/2020
Health care costs continue to rise, and much of this is due to unnecessary tests and procedures that do not improve length or quality of life. One area that is rarely discussed are clinical laboratories that push doctors to do tests that are simply not needed.

Duration:00:04:28

Putting off serious health care treatments

12/29/2019
Americans spend twice what other developed nations spend on health care and we certainly are not any healthier because of that spending

Duration:00:03:29

As long as your around your family…

12/22/2019
Collecting a good family medical history can be useful for the entire family.

Duration:00:03:14

Sending children with HIV to school in Uganda

12/15/2019
Schools should serve as safe places for HIV infected children - a place where they can receive support and encouragement. But, in Uganda where HIV still carries stigma schools can create havoc for infected children.

Duration:00:03:29

The plague of Romanian health care

12/8/2019
Despite large barriers, Romania struggles to provide its 20 million citizens with adequate health care.

Duration:00:03:29

Epigenetics

12/1/2019
We are more than just the sum of our genes - the environment in which those genes work can have a large impact on our physical and mental health.

Duration:00:03:34

The impact of gratitude

11/24/2019
It feels good, but there is biology that suggests it actually improves health.

Duration:00:03:34

The risks and benefits of daily aspirin

11/17/2019
Times have changed and new data suggests that daily aspirin isn’t as helpful as once thought.

Duration:00:03:19

A tale of two dying patients

11/10/2019
Culture plays a huge role in how we manage our last living days.

Duration:00:03:34

Medicine is plagued by miscommunication

11/3/2019
While miscommunication is never good, in medicine it can lead to poorer medical outcomes and overall dissatisfaction.

Duration:00:03:34

The unsung heroes of the American health care system

10/27/2019
40 million American provide some level of care to members of their family, and for most it isn’t easy.

Duration:00:03:29

The necessity of taking supplements to improve health

10/20/2019
Those supplements you’re taking and paying lots for – do they really provide any benefits?

Duration:00:03:33

Is it safe to increase consumption of red meat?

10/13/2019
The science behind a recent report is not credible due to financial conflicts of interests by the funder. Why were these conflicts not detected by the medical journal?

Duration:00:04:00