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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

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

A neglected tropical disease

7/1/2018
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The shortage of snakebite venom.

Duration:00:04:41

The science of the nudge

6/24/2018
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Is the nudge an example of libertarian paternalism or subliminal mind-bending?

Duration:00:04:08

The link between weight and guilt

6/17/2018
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The feelings of guilt are complex and seemingly tied to our perceptions of weight.

Duration:00:03:31

Too much news of suicide

6/10/2018
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Why are numbers increasing and what does it tell us about our society?

Duration:00:03:27

Impaired physicians are dangerous at work

6/3/2018
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We need to rethink what “exposure” to drugs means and whether health care professionals should be held to a different standard than other citizens.

Duration:00:03:45