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Second Opinion

By KCRW, Michael Wilkes

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 people face head-on when making medical decisions.

  1. 1.
    Regret in medicine19 November 2017
    3:24
  2. 2.
    A forgotten population with a life threatening disease12 November 2017
    7:07
  3. 3.
    Hospital vampires5 November 2017
    3:46
  4. 4.
    When it's time to stop getting routine screening tests29 October 2017
    3:30
  5. 5.
    Losers when we reduce free access to birth control22 October 2017
    6:53
  6. 6.
    Making your wishes known15 October 2017
    3:14
  7. 7.
    Advances in health8 October 2017
    3:49
  8. 8.
    Confusing language1 October 2017
    3:25
  1. 9.
    Do we really want our kids playing football?24 September 2017
    3:18
  2. 10.
    Dentistry: the odd man out17 September 2017
    3:58
  3. 11.
    Re-emerging sexually transmitted diseases10 September 2017
    3:38
  4. 12.
    The 'white coat ceremony'3 September 2017
    3:41
  5. 13.
    The difficulty in diagnosing mental illness27 August 2017
    3:44
  6. 14.
    Dengue, an illness that is spreading worldwide20 August 2017
    3:30
  7. 15.
    The impact of time on kindness13 August 2017
    3:17
  8. 16.
    Human microbiome5 August 2017
    3:16
  9. 17.
    When a colleague is impaired30 July 2017
    3:20
  10. 18.
    The link between teens, marijuana and depression23 July 2017
    3:40
  11. 19.
    Cutting the CDC budget16 July 2017
    3:47
  12. 20.
    The 'surprise' question9 July 2017
    3:06
  13. 21.
    A plant for that may just be the answer2 July 2017
    3:41
  14. 22.
    Risk factors for chronic opioid use25 June 2017
    3:37
  15. 23.
    Blushing18 June 2017
    3:43
  16. 24.
    Drug promotion drives up health care costs11 June 2017
    3:39
  17. 25.
    Does technology drive up health costs?4 June 2017
    3:49
  18. 26.
    Conscientious objectors in medicine28 May 2017
    3:43
  19. 27.
    Poverty as a risk factor for illness21 May 2017
    3:43
  20. 28.
    Drugs that don’t work14 May 2017
    3:35
  21. 29.
    Pharmaceutical promotion to health providers7 May 2017
    7:14
  22. 30.
    Benefits of medical marijuana30 April 2017
    3:44
  23. 31.
    FDA permits sales of genetic tests to the public23 April 2017
    3:38
  24. 32.
    Prostate cancer screening recommendations16 April 2017
    4:13
  25. 33.
    Learning from others9 April 2017
    3:44
  26. 34.
    Do we need more doctors?2 April 2017
    3:46
  27. 35.
    Bullying patients to get what we want26 March 2017
    3:46
  28. 36.
    Our judgmental side19 March 2017
    3:48
  29. 37.
    The doubtful case of walking pneumonia12 March 2017
    3:38
  30. 38.
    The use of animals in medicine5 March 2017
    3:39
  31. 39.
    The making of a healthy nation26 February 2017
    3:44
  32. 40.
    Complaining19 February 2017
    3:25
  33. 41.
    Right care is good care12 February 2017
    3:51
  34. 42.
    The basis of stigma5 February 2017
    3:45
  35. 43.
    We need to stop talking29 January 2017
    3:37
  36. 44.
    Vitamins and supplements22 January 2017
    3:46
  37. 45.
    ACA: A policy that benefits us all15 January 2017
    3:44
  38. 46.
    Lying in medicine, Part 28 January 2017
    3:46
  39. 47.
    Telling the truth in medicine1 January 2017
    3:36
  40. 48.
    Science in the service of industry25 December 2016
    3:33
  41. 49.
    Phone Addiction11 December 2016
    3:43
  42. 50.
    Organized medicine and Dr. Tom Price4 December 2016
    3:47
  43. 51.
    Healing the healers27 November 2016
    3:48
  44. 52.
    Do government funded clinics waste tax payer's money?20 November 2016
    3:45
  45. 53.
    Bias directed against healthcare providers13 November 2016
    3:45
  46. 54.
    Proposition 61: Time to end pharmaceutical price gouging6 November 2016
    3:46
  47. 55.
    The impact of human migration on One Health30 October 2016
    3:37
  48. 56.
    Is talk therapy effective for depression?23 October 2016
    3:33
  49. 57.
    Ben Stiller's claim that a blood test saved his life16 October 2016
    3:44
  50. 58.
    We could do much better delivering women's healthcare9 October 2016
    3:53
  51. 59.
    Bias toward heavy people2 October 2016
    3:49
  52. 60.
    Sales people in the operating room25 September 2016
    3:40
  53. 61.
    Misdemeanors in medicine18 September 2016
    3:34
  54. 62.
    What role do letter grades play in learning?11 September 2016
    3:20
  55. 63.
    Predicting dementia in people without symptoms4 September 2016
    3:46
  56. 64.
    Medical ignorance around medical marijuana28 August 2016
    3:45
  57. 65.
    Hospitalists: a new face you've never met before21 August 2016
    3:42
  58. 66.
    Zika: A new player in a familiar story14 August 2016
    3:51
  59. 67.
    Practice Guidelines: recipes for best practice7 August 2016
    3:42
  60. 68.
    Physician Suicide: A Canary in the Coal Mine31 July 2016
    3:45
  61. 69.
    Unrealistic Cancer Care24 July 2016
    3:43
  62. 70.
    High Cost of Medical Education17 July 2016
    3:46
  63. 71.
    Old Habits Die Hard8 July 2016
    3:36
  64. 72.
    To Operate or Not?3 July 2016
    3:46
  65. 73.
    Difficult Choices at 30,000 Feet26 June 2016
    3:33
  66. 74.
    Bias in Medicine19 June 2016
    3:45
  67. 75.
    Being Held as a Medical Hostage12 June 2016
    3:46
  68. 76.
    San Francisco's Latest Attempt to Reduce Obesity5 June 2016
    3:47
  69. 77.
    Good News, a Drop in Opioid Prescriptions?29 May 2016
    3:31
  70. 78.
    High Rates of Medical Error Rates Are Probably Incorrect22 May 2016
    3:41
  71. 79.
    Physician Suicide: A Canary in the Coal Mine15 May 2016
    3:45
  72. 80.
    Declining Teen Birth Rates8 May 2016
    3:39
  73. 81.
    Doctors' Right to Choose1 May 2016
    3:45
  74. 82.
    The Violent Brain24 April 2016
    3:37
  75. 83.
    A Medical Who Done It10 April 2016
    3:58
  76. 84.
    Gender in Elite Sports3 April 2016
    3:45
  77. 85.
    Physical Pain Linked to Economic Pain27 March 2016
    3:43
  78. 86.
    The Heavy Cost of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising20 March 2016
    3:47
  79. 87.
    The Extinction of a Vital Measure of Quality Control13 March 2016
    3:38
  80. 88.
    The Role of Government in Health6 March 2016
    3:44
  81. 89.
    Futility and Doctors in Training28 February 2016
    3:31
  82. 90.
    A Never Ending Fight over Doctors' Work Hours21 February 2016
    3:45
  83. 91.
    It Can't Hurt to Look!14 February 2016
    3:42
  84. 92.
    Zika: Surrounded by Uncertainty7 February 2016
    3:46
  85. 93.
    Special Needs31 January 2016
    3:06
  86. 94.
    Elephants and Cancer24 January 2016
    3:16
  87. 95.
    American Wants to Die at Home17 January 2016
    3:30
  88. 96.
    Compassion in Medicine10 January 2016
    3:48
  89. 97.
    Tragedy of the Commons3 January 2016
    3:43
  90. 98.
    Gifts Are Not Expected27 December 2015
    3:08
  91. 99.
    What Constitutes a "Ground-breaking New Drug?"20 December 2015
    3:45

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