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KCRW's Second Opinion



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 tha



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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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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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Bias in Medicine

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

Access to therapy appointments differs by race and class.

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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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Declining Teen Birth Rates

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

Women are making good choices about reproductive health.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Special Needs

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 06:35:00 -0800

Special permits for prostitution...

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Elephants and Cancer

Sun, 24 Jan 2016 06:35:00 -0800

Do larger animals with more cells get more cancer?

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Tragedy of the Commons

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 06:35:00 -0800

Giving up something now to benefit others later.

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Gifts Are Not Expected

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 06:35:00 -0800

Going overboard creates awkward situations.

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What Constitutes a "Ground-breaking New Drug?"

Sun, 20 Dec 2015 06:35:00 -0800

It's time for us to have some hard discussions about the meaning and cost of extending life.

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Performance Enhancing Drugs Are No Longer Just for Athletes

Sun, 06 Dec 2015 06:35:00 -0800

Would you want your doctor to take drugs to improve their performance?

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Biased Dietary Guidelines

Sun, 15 Nov 2015 06:35:00 -0800

What we need is transparency in the process.

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It's Time for Your Flu Shot

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 06:35:00 -0700

But we're not getting quite what's promised.

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Stopping CPR

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 06:35:00 -0700

What is easy to start can be far more difficult to stop.

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The Power of Words

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 06:35:00 -0700

Changing the goals in emergency medicine...

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A Half-Baked Pie

Sun, 13 Sep 2015 06:35:00 -0700

Why tease us with punch lines we can’t understand?

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Are We Serious about Longer Working Hours?

Sun, 16 Aug 2015 06:35:00 -0700

It seems as if this is not in anyone's best interest.

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Mental Health Is Just Not the Same

Sun, 09 Aug 2015 06:35:00 -0700

The mental health parity law is just not working.

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Antibiotic Overuse

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 06:35:00 -0700

Doctors and patients can’t seem to get this right

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A Disease with No Cause

Sun, 19 Jul 2015 06:35:00 -0700

Chronic kidney disease in rice farmers...

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Two Health Systems That Co-exist

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 06:35:00 -0700

Ayurvedic Medicine and its new sibling “western medicine”...

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TB in Elephants

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 06:35:00 -0700

Disease spread from humans to animals.

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Where Do They Get These FDA Advisory Committees?

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 06:35:00 -0700

Recommendations to approve two drugs that are not ready for prime time.

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Medico-voluntourism

Sun, 31 May 2015 06:35:00 -0700

Sometime our help isn't really help.

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Use of Placebos in Africa

Sun, 17 May 2015 06:35:00 -0700

Is deception ok when it helps the patient?

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Making Assumptions about Mental Illness

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:35:00 -0700

There is no easy way to screen so we need to rely on trust.

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A New Treatments for Hepatitis C

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 06:35:00 -0700

Why are we paying twice for this ultra-expensive drug?

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Violence in China

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 06:35:00 -0700

When patients and doctors are not on the same page...

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Sex Education a Changin'

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 06:35:00 -0800

And the web seems to be the great equalizer...

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A Faulty Diagnosis

Sun, 08 Feb 2015 06:35:00 -0800

It's often not what we first suspect...(image)


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The Top 1%

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 06:35:00 -0800

Fair pay and physician strikes...

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Does the Flu Medicine Work?

Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:35:00 -0800

The data now provides us with some surprising answers.

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