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Second Opinion



An examination of medical ethics and the practioners 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



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Influenza: 2018

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 06:35:00 -0800

We certainly could do much better with our approach to the flu.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-influenza_2018-180114.mp3







A chance meeting

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 06:35:00 -0800

A social dance between doctor and patient


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-a_chance_meeting-171231.mp3







Bigger is not better

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 06:35:00 -0800

Bigger now even starts with bigger baby bottles.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-bigger_is_not_better-171217.mp3




New national recommendations for blood pressure control

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 06:35:00 -0800

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


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-new_national_recommendations_for_blood_pressure_control-171210.mp3







Medical conditions resulting in unsafe driving

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 06:35:00 -0800

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


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-medical_conditions_resulting_in_unsafe_driving-171126.mp3




Regret in medicine

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:35:00 -0800

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


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-regret_in_medicine-171119.mp3




A forgotten population with a life threatening disease

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 06:35:00 -0800

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


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-a_forgotten_population_with_a_life_threatening_disease-171112.mp3




Hospital vampires

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 06:35:00 -0800

When we draw too much blood in the hospital there is a real cost.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-hospital_vampires-171105.mp3







Losers when we reduce free access to birth control

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:35:00 -0700

Birth control is one of the greatest advances in health in the past 100 years..


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-losers_when_we_reduce_free_access_to_birth_control-171022.mp3




Making your wishes known

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 06:35:00 -0700

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


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-making_your_wishes_known-171015.mp3




Advances in health

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 06:35:00 -0700

The technology is easy, it changing people's behaviors that is really hard.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-advances_in_health-171008.mp3




Confusing language

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 06:35:00 -0700

The misinterpretation of language can lead to inappropriate expectations and overuse of technology.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-confusing_language-171001.mp3







Dentistry: the odd man out

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 06:35:00 -0700

We need to think of the mouth the same way we do other parts of the body.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-dentistry_the_odd_man_out-170917.mp3







The 'white coat ceremony'

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 06:35:00 -0700

Is the white coat really the symbol we want?


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-the_white_coat_ceremony-170903.mp3










The impact of time on kindness

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 06:35:00 -0700

While our intentions are good time is a deal breaker.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-the_impact_of_time_on_kindness-170813.mp3













Cutting the CDC budget

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 06:35:00 -0700

Should we have the right to know what attitudes the new CDC director holds?


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-cutting_the_cdc_budget-170716.mp3













Blushing

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 06:35:00 -0700

The body’s reaction to an emotional trigger.


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Learning from others

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 06:35:00 -0700

If we listen there is lots we can learn from those around us.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-learning_from_others-170409.mp3




Do we need more doctors?

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 06:35:00 -0700

A tough question, but perhaps it's the wrong question to ask.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-do_we_need_more_doctors2-170402.mp3







Our judgmental side

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:35:00 -0700

It can change – but only with effort and will.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-our_judgmental_side-170319.mp3













Complaining

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:35:00 -0800

Complaints are far more than they seem.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-complaining-170219.mp3




Right care is good care

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 06:35:00 -0800

Why do we overuse care that offers no benefit?


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-right_care_is_good_care-170212.mp3




The basis of stigma

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 06:35:00 -0800

What can we learn about how to be more inclusive?


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-the_basis_of_stigma-170205.mp3







Vitamins and supplements

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:35:00 -0800

Why do more than half of Americans take these products?

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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-vitamins_and_supplements-170122.mp3







Lying in medicine, Part 2

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 06:35:00 -0800

Patients deceive their doctors…but doctors also deceive their patients.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-lying_in_medicine_part_2-170108.mp3







Science in the service of industry

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 06:35:00 -0800

Guess who funded a study showing that sugar isn't harmful?


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-science_in_the_service_of_industry-161225.mp3




Happy birthday, stethoscope

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 06:35:00 -0800

It's been a great 200 year run -- but the tool is nearing irrelevance...


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-happy_birthday_stethoscope-161218.mp3




Phone Addiction

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 06:35:00 -0800

The data is getting strong that extensive phone use can be extremely harmful.


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Sales people in the operating room

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 06:35:00 -0700

What is the relationship between the surgeon and sales reps?


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Old Habits Die Hard

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 06:35:00 -0700

…which lead to lots of unnecessary tests.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-old_habits_die_hard_2016_07_10.mp3




To Operate or Not?

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 06:35:00 -0700

Even for the surgeon, this isn’t an easy decision.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-to_operate_or_not.mp3




Difficult Choices at 30,000 Feet

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:35:00 -0700

Weighing benefits of one patient against another...


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-difficult_choices_at_30_000_feet.mp3




Bias in Medicine

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 06:35:00 -0700

Access to therapy appointments differs by race and class.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-bias_in_medicine.mp3




Being Held as a Medical Hostage

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 06:35:00 -0700

After a motor vehicle accident it's the last thing you'd expect.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-being_held_as_a_medical_hostage.mp3
















Declining Teen Birth Rates

Sun, 08 May 2016 06:35:00 -0700

Women are making good choices about reproductive health.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/KCRW-second_opinion-declining_teen_birth_rates.mp3




Doctors' Right to Choose

Sun, 01 May 2016 06:35:00 -0700

If doctors choose, patients loose.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/so160501doctors_right_to_cho.mp3




The Violent Brain

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 06:35:00 -0700

Is it the seed or the soil?


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/so160424the_violent_brain.mp3




A Medical Who Done It

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 06:35:00 -0700

How did a group of people ended up with cow tuberculosis?


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/so160410a_medical_who_done_i.mp3




Gender in Elite Sports

Sun, 03 Apr 2016 06:35:00 -0700

What defines a female athlete other than lower pay?


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/so160403gender_in_elite_spor.mp3




Physical Pain Linked to Economic Pain

Sun, 27 Mar 2016 06:35:00 -0700

America's pain epidemic has its roots in social determinants.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/so160327physical_pain_linked.mp3




The Heavy Cost of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising

Sun, 20 Mar 2016 06:35:00 -0700

It's no longer just drugs but now genetic testing.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/so160320the_heavy_cost_of_di.mp3







The Role of Government in Health

Sun, 06 Mar 2016 06:35:00 -0800

Do we really want to raise the age when an adult can purchase cigarettes?


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/so160306the_role_of_governme.mp3




Futility and Doctors in Training

Sun, 28 Feb 2016 06:35:00 -0800

The impact of moral distress can be long lasting.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/so160228futility_and_doctors.mp3




A Never Ending Fight over Doctors' Work Hours

Sun, 21 Feb 2016 06:35:00 -0800

A new study does not come close to providing any resolution.


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https://podcast-download.kcrw.com/kcrw/audio/podcast/etc/so/so160221a_never_ending_fight.mp3