Dr. Robert Wachter

professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at UC San Francisco

Guest

Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age

Dr. Robert Wachter on KCRW

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San Francisco is allowed to open much of its economy. How it kept COVID cases and deaths low

Businesses in much of California aren’t allowed to reopen because of COVID-19 cases. One exception: San Francisco.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Wearable devices to monitor bodily functions now constitute a multi-billion-dollar industry.

Fitness Tracking: The Benefits and Unintended Consequences

Wearable devices to monitor bodily functions now constitute a multi-billion-dollar industry.

from To the Point

Wearable devices to monitor bodily functions now constitute a multi-billion-dollar industry.

Fitness Tracking: The Benefits and Unintended Consequences

Wearable devices to monitor bodily functions now constitute a multi-billion-dollar industry.

from To the Point

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