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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.

Twitter:

@kcrw

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English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Making your wishes known

10/15/2017
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We never know what tomorrow will bring so why not take care of this while it's on your mind?

Duration: 00:03:14


Advances in health

10/8/2017
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The technology is easy, it changing people's behaviors that is really hard.

Duration: 00:03:49


Confusing language

10/1/2017
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The misinterpretation of language can lead to inappropriate expectations and overuse of technology.

Duration: 00:03:24


Do we really want our kids playing football?

9/24/2017
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How much more evidence do we need?

Duration: 00:03:18


Dentistry: the odd man out

9/17/2017
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We need to think of the mouth the same way we do other parts of the body.

Duration: 00:03:56


Re-emerging sexually transmitted diseases

9/10/2017
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It not just a medical problem but a social one as well.

Duration: 00:03:36


The 'white coat ceremony'

9/3/2017
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Is the white coat really the symbol we want?

Duration: 00:03:41


The difficulty in diagnosing mental illness

8/27/2017
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The line between normality and illness is very thin.

Duration: 00:03:29


Dengue, an illness that is spreading worldwide

8/20/2017
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Perhaps another link to global climate change.

Duration: 00:03:30


The impact of time on kindness

8/13/2017
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While our intentions are good time is a deal breaker.

Duration: 00:03:17


Human microbiome

8/5/2017
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Duration: 00:03:16


When a colleague is impaired

7/30/2017
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A need for community reflection...

Duration: 00:03:20


The link between teens, marijuana and depression

7/23/2017
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What is needed is to get at risk teens early help.

Cutting the CDC budget

7/16/2017
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Should we have the right to know what attitudes the new CDC director holds?

Duration: 00:03:47


The 'surprise' question

7/9/2017
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A good reminder to extend care.

Duration: 00:03:06


A plant for that may just be the answer

7/2/2017
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Will people find it acceptable?

Duration: 00:03:41


Risk factors for chronic opioid use

6/25/2017
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They aren't what you might think.

Duration: 00:03:21


Blushing

6/18/2017
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The body’s reaction to an emotional trigger.

Duration: 00:03:28


Drug promotion drives up health care costs

6/11/2017
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Sometimes the promotions are rather sneaky.

Duration: 00:03:23


Does technology drive up health costs?

6/4/2017
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In three important ways it does.

Duration: 00:03:33

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