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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

Contact:

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


Episodes

How do we get the doctors we need?

2/25/2018
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Requiring a year or two of community service.

Duration:00:03:45

Working when sick

2/18/2018
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Perhaps it is time for a change in the culture of medicine – if not for doctors then for the sake of patients.

Duration:00:03:13

Paying doctors to keep costs low

2/11/2018
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Paying doctors to change their behavior works, but it often has unintended consequences.

Duration:00:06:57

Just because we do the surgery doesn't mean it works

2/4/2018
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Despite being used thousands of times a year for decades, an innovative study shows shoulder surgery is not effective.

Duration:00:03:29

Karla's trip home

1/28/2018
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A medical student goes home to care for a sick family member.

Duration:00:04:53

Conversations around Pain

1/21/2018
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A delicate dance -- with no leading partner.

Duration:00:03:27

Influenza: 2018

1/14/2018
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We certainly could do much better with our approach to the flu.

Duration:00:03:28

Brain death

1/7/2018
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How our eyes can deceives us.

Duration:00:03:30

A chance meeting

12/31/2017
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A social dance between doctor and patient

Duration:00:03:05

Abstinence only education

12/24/2017
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A collective federal amnesia

Duration:00:03:50

Bigger is not better

12/17/2017
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Bigger now even starts with bigger baby bottles.

Duration:00:03:25

New national recommendations for blood pressure control

12/10/2017
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These new recommendations are overly aggressive and difficult to recommend to people who have no other risk factors for heart disease or stroke.

Duration:00:04:03

Are there health benefits from a daily drink of alcohol?

12/3/2017
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The data on the health benefits from a daily drink is weak and conflicted.

Duration:00:03:47

Medical conditions resulting in unsafe driving

11/26/2017
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Doctors have a conflicted role as patient advocate and as a steward of the public's well-being.

Duration:00:03:23

Regret in medicine

11/19/2017
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Regret over actions we could have/should have/would have done -- can be painful.

Duration:00:03:24

A forgotten population with a life threatening disease

11/12/2017
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In poor countries with dry climates kidney disease is killing thousands and we have no idea why.

Duration:00:07:07

Hospital vampires

11/5/2017
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When we draw too much blood in the hospital there is a real cost.

Duration:00:03:30

When it's time to stop getting routine screening tests

10/29/2017
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Hearing such advice is difficult but is often in your best interest.

Duration:00:03:30

Losers when we reduce free access to birth control

10/22/2017
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Birth control is one of the greatest advances in health in the past 100 years..

Duration:00:06:53

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

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