Tag: Healthcare
October 2nd, 2011

Fall is absolutely my favorite season. Even though it marks the end of the summer (which is short up here in Canada) and the beginning of winter (which is long, cold and dark, for the same reason), I always look forward to crisp autumn days, the turning of the leaves and, most of all, fall […]

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Interview
Airdate: April 21, 2011

Pioneering surgeon talks about his memoir, which offers insight into how unconscious stereotyping influences doctor-patient interactions, diagnosis and treatment.

Potassium Iodide
March 19th, 2011

While the tablets can protect the thyroid from absorption of radioactive iodine that is released in a nuclear crisis, the West Coast folks who are popping and/or stockpiling the pills are not going to come into contact with levels high enough to warrant the consumption of the pills.

Boiling water reactor design
March 18th, 2011

“Nuclear meltdown” is certainly a dramatic phrase. But after speaking to a former NRC commissioner, it became clear that it is not a scientific term.

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Interview
Airdate: February 2, 2011

Surgeon and author of The Checklist Manifesto explains how coping with complexity has become the biggest 21st-century struggle.

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Interview
Airdate: January 13, 2011

Leading cancer physician dissects the history of cancer, which he calls ‘the defining disease of our generation.’

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Interview
Airdate: December 23, 2010

Science writer discusses lessons learned from research for her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

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Interview
Airdate: December 22, 2010

Corporate watchdog and Deadly Spin author discusses his struggle with his whistleblower status and describes the post-healthcare-reform industry spin.

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Interview
Airdate: October 22, 2010

UCLA professor of health services and author of Instant Recess explains why what’s good for the waistline is good for the bottom line.

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Interview
Airdate: October 18, 2010

Singer-actress reflects on her 40 years in entertainment and 18 years as a breast cancer survivor.

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