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January 01, 1990 - October 07, 2012 + Second Opinion

An Obligation to Participate in Research listen Download

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How do we advance medical science if people won t participate in research?

Swine Flu-One Year Later listen Download

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Now, a year after we first heard about Swine Flu, how did we do?

It's All the Result of TV listen Download

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The amount of television kids watch is having an impact on health...

Tomorrow's Doctors listen Download

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Interest in primary care is still at historic lows leading to questions about the ability to deliver on healthcare reform...

Pay for Performance listen Download

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Can we improve healthcare quality for providing incentives?

The More You Do the Better You Get listen Download

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If you want the best outcome you'd best chose the doctor/hospital with the most experience...

Is the Use of Placebos Always Unethical? listen Download

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While many medicines don't work for us, it is wrong to use a medicine we know won't work...

The Ugly Truth About Homeopathy listen Download

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Why do we tolerate medicines that we know don t work?

Under-treatment of Sickle Cell Pain listen Download

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Emergency Contraception for People 17 and Older -- but Not Males! listen Download

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Why won't a pharmacy respect the law and sell emergency contraception to a male?

Incidental Findings listen Download

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What do we do when the x-ray shows an unexpected shadow?

Have Family Doctors Given Up on Families? listen Download

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The American Academy of Family Physicians signs sweetheart deal with Coca Cola...

The last breaths of life listen Download

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How do we know what it's really like at the very end of life?

When People Don't Follow Advice listen Download

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It's hard to understand why it is that people sometimes make decisions that are not in their best interest...

Learning about New Drugs listen Download

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How is it that your doctor decides which drug to prescribe?