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Women’s poor health not only a result of poverty

9/15/2019
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While poverty is a potent driver of poor health care there are other factors such as access, the health care system, patients, culture, and health care providers.

Duration:00:03:24

The impact of poverty on health care in Africa

9/8/2019
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In Tanzania poverty can have a devastating effect on health – particularly for women and children. But, its not just Africa that has this problem….

Duration:00:03:59

Missed opportunities at the end of life

9/1/2019
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It is time to improve communication to assure that patient’s end of life wishes are respected.

Duration:00:03:30

Medicine is plagued by conflicts of interest

8/25/2019
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Conflicts of interests impact most medical specialties, most hospitals, and many product manufactures – the conflicts all impact our health.

Duration:00:03:28

The impact of work-related stress on DNA

8/18/2019
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Preliminary studies suggest that for at least some people high stress jobs can cause harm to DNA.

Duration:00:03:33

Why does the federal government provide comprehensive care to those with end stage renal disease but not to those with other life threatening illnesses?

8/11/2019
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What we seem to have lost in our discussions on health care is bipartisan moral compass to tackle some wicked problems.

Duration:00:04:02

What our approach to kidney disease says about us as a nation

8/4/2019
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Why can’t we be as committed to providing all evidence-based health care to Americans as we are to caring for those with end stage renal disease?

Duration:00:03:35

Does it matter how your doctor or nurse is dressed?

7/28/2019
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Do we want health professionals to dress similarly, just as flight attendants, or should attire be an individual choice?

Duration:00:03:30

An ambulance is not a medical taxi

7/21/2019
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When people feel sick from minor illnesses, an ambulance and a trip to the ED is not in their best interest nor is it in the best interest of the public.

Duration:00:03:29

Hospital Price Transparency

7/14/2019
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Know how much a medical service costs could be important in making medical decisions. But, new regulations that require this information be provided to the public have created databases that are simply unusable.

Duration:00:03:36

Shared Decision Making

7/7/2019
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When sick and needing surgery do patients want to make decisions themselves or have an expert make the decision?

Duration:00:03:26

Workplace Wellness Programs

6/30/2019
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Improved work-life balance is an important goal, but do workplace wellness programs help us live healthier more balanced lives?

Duration:00:03:31

A new batch of interns and residents, but some things haven’t changed

6/23/2019
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Long grueling work hours and pharmaceutical gifts are still part of medical training.

Duration:00:03:30

When making medical decisions we often act irrationally

6/16/2019
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Medical decisions are complex and we often rely on our values and preferences rather than exclusively on the science.

Duration:00:03:39

Is something wrong with the VA?

6/9/2019
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By messing with the largest and one of the highest functioning health care systems in the nation we are putting our vet’s health at risk.

Duration:00:03:33

Politicians have long held woman’s health hostage

6/2/2019
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Woman’s bodies have long been proxy for politician’s power and control – often under the guise of “morality”. Today access to pregnancy termination is in the news, but before that it was contraceptives.

Duration:00:04:18

Mental health: An unrecognized problem

5/26/2019
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The data on serious mental illness is surprising and we do not have an adequate response to address the problem.

Duration:00:04:01

Standing up for women

5/19/2019
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This week has been a bad one for woman's reproductive rights and the health care providers who care for them.

Duration:00:03:28

Direct to Consumer Genetic testing isn’t ready for prime time

5/12/2019
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While ordering genetic tests directly from a company seeks to empower patients and puts them in control of their own health data, the test results that are returned are often confusing and leads the person to make incorrect assumptions about their health risks.

Duration:00:03:37

The need for a just culture in health care

5/5/2019
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When it error occurs it’s easy to blame an individual but its often important to looks at systems causes.

Duration:00:03:29