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An examination of medical ethics and the practitioners who define them. Dr. Michael Wilkes is a Professor of Medicine and Vice Dean for Medical Education at UC Davis. He takes on the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries and raises the issues that people face head-on when making medical decisions.

An examination of medical ethics and the practitioners who define them. Dr. Michael Wilkes is a Professor of Medicine and Vice Dean for Medical Education at UC Davis. He takes on the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries and raises the issues that people face head-on when making medical decisions.
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Santa Monica, CA

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KCRW

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An examination of medical ethics and the practitioners who define them. Dr. Michael Wilkes is a Professor of Medicine and Vice Dean for Medical Education at UC Davis. He takes on the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries and raises the issues that people face head-on when making medical decisions.

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@kcrw

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English

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


Episodes

It is time to expand and defend our lane for the public’s good.

11/18/2018
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Its been way too long that we have lacked research and data to help end gun violence. The medical profession feels strongly that it’s time to move this to the center stage.

Duration:00:03:44

With a new divided federal government is there any chance that Americans can expect effective health care legislation?

11/11/2018
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While obtain access to affordable health care remains a top priority for a majority of Americans there seems no agreement that basic health care should be a human right and not a privilege.

Duration:00:04:16

The Semmelweis Effect

11/4/2018
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Why do humans, and Doctors in particular, reject new knowledge simply because it contradicts what we have always believed to be true?

Duration:00:03:52

Acute Flaccid Myelitis – what appears to be a new disease that is still surrounded by a great deal of uncertainty.

10/28/2018
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Unfortunately, it has become increasingly common that we need to confront brand new diseases that pose new challenges and can lead to confusion and even fear.

Duration:00:04:24

Trauma Related Care

10/21/2018
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Kavanaugh confirmation has resulted in new and difficult conversations in the Doctor’s office.

Duration:00:03:24

Conversations around pain

10/14/2018
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A delicate dance -- with no leading partner.

Duration:00:03:27

The Mother of All Epidemics

10/7/2018
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Oct 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Flu Epidemic. There is still lots we don’t know about how to prevent a similar occurrence today.

Duration:00:03:53

Male circumcision isn’t as barbaric as it seems and for some it has important health benefits.

9/30/2018
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Circumcision rates in Africa are closely tied to declining HIV rates.

Duration:00:03:32

Measuring Patient Satisfaction

9/23/2018
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Using patient satisfaction as a measure of quality can sometimes lead to bad outcomes.

Duration:00:04:01

Population based research that benefits ALL OF US

9/16/2018
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A new federal research program is recruiting people willing to share their health data to develop new knowledge on genetics

Duration:00:04:35

Hospital Rankings aren't all they're cracked up to be

9/9/2018
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Why not use real evidence that matters to us, and would drive toward higher quality?

Duration:00:03:59

Stigmatized Language

9/2/2018
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Sticks and Stone can break our bones and words can really hurt us!

Duration:00:03:27

Disease mongering and hypertension

8/26/2018
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How a disease is defined can have important public health implications, but it can also lead to benefits for drug companies and medical specialists.

Duration:00:03:37

What’s wrong with free medical school?

8/19/2018
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In exchange for free medical school students should be required to offer some public service.

Duration:00:03:31

Preparing for the inevitable oil spill

8/12/2018
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Developing nations are often placed in a difficult position balancing protecting health and the environment with looking for products to sell for large profits.

Duration:00:03:38

Mosquitos remain the most common inspect spreading serious disease around the globe

8/5/2018
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Researchers in Tanzania are working with researchers in California on ways to reduce their breeding and biting.

Duration:00:04:35

The world's garbage is one health problem

7/29/2018
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In Tanzania the garbage from all over collects and is a huge health problem.

Duration:00:03:31

A resurgence of world hunger

7/22/2018
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Climate change is increasing the stress on farmers who increasingly overwhelmed.

Duration:00:03:31

Confusion around mental illness

7/15/2018
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Diagnosis can often be a challenge.

Duration:00:03:15

A common sense solution to the opioid crisis

7/8/2018
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What’s needed is effective treatment, access to care, and prevention!

Duration:00:03:29