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Second Opinion

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Second Opinion

Second Opinion

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An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.

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Shame and how it keeps us from improving

We need to change how we care for people with type two diabetes, but unless we admit we need to change people’s health will suffer.

3 min5 d ago
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Shame and how it keeps us from improving

Inappropriate Hysterectomies

The inappropriate removal of an immigrant’s uterus is not that surprising in that it seems to be part of a much larger trend across America.

3 min1 w ago
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Inappropriate Hysterectomies

Inappropriate use of the emergency department

Reducing ED use isn’t as simple as it sounds, and there are competing conflicts of interests.

3 min2 w ago
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Inappropriate use of the emergency department

In the pursuit of happiness

Happiness is not a momentary sense of joy but a sustained sense of life satisfaction.

3 min3 w ago
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In the pursuit of happiness

Food Safety and Security in times of COVID

Despite a sufficient food supply too many people remain hungry.

3 minAUG 30
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Food Safety and Security in times of COVID

Variations in hospital cesarean section rates

Despite widely documented health risks, longer hospital stays, and higher costs, caesarean sections are still performed too often and risk impacting women’s health.

3 minAUG 23
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Variations in hospital cesarean section rates

ACES and Trauma Informed Care Part 2

Adverse childhood experiences (ACES) harm children's developing brains and lead to long term physical and emotional health issues. While we can’t go back and undo early trauma, we can intervene using “trauma informed care” approaches.

3 minAUG 16
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ACES and Trauma Informed Care Part 2

ACES and Trauma Informed Care: Part 1

ACES are adverse childhood experiences that harm children's developing brains and lead to changing how they respond to stress and damaging their immune systems so profoundly that the effects show up decades later. ACEs cause much of our burden of...

3 minAUG 9
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ACES and Trauma Informed Care: Part 1

The state of Alzheimer Disease in America

A new test offers some benefits, but also some risks, to finding out if you are at high risk for Alzheimer’s - a disease for which there are currently no good treatments available.

3 minAUG 2
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The state of Alzheimer Disease in America

The impact of race on kidney transplantation

In many ways social, economic, and medical the cards are stacked against some people getting a transplantation.

3 minJUL 26
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The impact of race on kidney transplantation

Latest Episodes

Shame and how it keeps us from improving

We need to change how we care for people with type two diabetes, but unless we admit we need to change people’s health will suffer.

3 min5 d ago
Comments
Shame and how it keeps us from improving

Inappropriate Hysterectomies

The inappropriate removal of an immigrant’s uterus is not that surprising in that it seems to be part of a much larger trend across America.

3 min1 w ago
Comments
Inappropriate Hysterectomies

Inappropriate use of the emergency department

Reducing ED use isn’t as simple as it sounds, and there are competing conflicts of interests.

3 min2 w ago
Comments
Inappropriate use of the emergency department

In the pursuit of happiness

Happiness is not a momentary sense of joy but a sustained sense of life satisfaction.

3 min3 w ago
Comments
In the pursuit of happiness

Food Safety and Security in times of COVID

Despite a sufficient food supply too many people remain hungry.

3 minAUG 30
Comments
Food Safety and Security in times of COVID

Variations in hospital cesarean section rates

Despite widely documented health risks, longer hospital stays, and higher costs, caesarean sections are still performed too often and risk impacting women’s health.

3 minAUG 23
Comments
Variations in hospital cesarean section rates

ACES and Trauma Informed Care Part 2

Adverse childhood experiences (ACES) harm children's developing brains and lead to long term physical and emotional health issues. While we can’t go back and undo early trauma, we can intervene using “trauma informed care” approaches.

3 minAUG 16
Comments
ACES and Trauma Informed Care Part 2

ACES and Trauma Informed Care: Part 1

ACES are adverse childhood experiences that harm children's developing brains and lead to changing how they respond to stress and damaging their immune systems so profoundly that the effects show up decades later. ACEs cause much of our burden of...

3 minAUG 9
Comments
ACES and Trauma Informed Care: Part 1

The state of Alzheimer Disease in America

A new test offers some benefits, but also some risks, to finding out if you are at high risk for Alzheimer’s - a disease for which there are currently no good treatments available.

3 minAUG 2
Comments
The state of Alzheimer Disease in America

The impact of race on kidney transplantation

In many ways social, economic, and medical the cards are stacked against some people getting a transplantation.

3 minJUL 26
Comments
The impact of race on kidney transplantation
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