KCRW's Second Opinion

KCRW's Second Opinion

Episodes

  • Pills vs Self Confidence

    Jul 18, 2014 | 3 min
    When to prescribe a pill that really isn?t needed...
  • Treatment for Clogged Ears

    Jul 11, 2014 | 4 min
    It all depends on what you believe...
  • How Can We Make Good Decisions with Poor Information?

    Jul 2, 2014 | 4 min
    For healthy people, we just don't need our vitamin D levels checked...
  • Less May Be More and Older May Be Better

    Jun 27, 2014 | 4 min
    Much of what we do to sick people is poorly studied...
  • Playing Nicely in the Sandbox

    Jun 20, 2014 | 4 min
    Can two types of doctors agree to play together?
  • Stemming the Increase in Gun Violence

    Jun 13, 2014 | 4 min
    Steps we can take toward prevention
  • Collecting Gone Array

    Jun 5, 2014 | 4 min
    When does a behavior become a disease?
  • Encouraging People to Be Healthy

    May 30, 2014 | 4 min
    Should we all chip in to pay people to stay healthy?
  • Poor Grades for Sex Education

    May 23, 2014 | 4 min
    We can certainly do better...
  • What's in Common Medications?

    May 16, 2014 | 4 min
    Vegans beware...
  • Do a Few Moments of Discussion Make a Difference?

    May 9, 2014 | 4 min
    Do those first minutes with the doctor seem forced?
  • Female Empowerment

    May 2, 2014 | 4 min
    The health of young women is vital...
  • Reducing HIV with Male Circumcision

    Apr 24, 2014 | 4 min
    It isn't perfect but it may help...
  • Improving Milk Production to Improve Health

    Apr 14, 2014 | 4 min
    A one health approach to childhood diarrhea...
  • One Health as a New Concept

    Apr 11, 2014 | 4 min
    Gorillas in the mist...
  • Rwandan Genocide Commemoration

    Apr 4, 2014 | 4 min
    Can atrocities ever be forgiven?
  • Remembering So as Not to Forgot

    Mar 28, 2014 | 4 min
    An ugly chapter in human history...
  • Rwandan Response to Gay Men

    Mar 22, 2014 | 4 min
    Long-term impacts of genocide...
  • Warm Eggs in Africa

    Mar 14, 2014 | 3 min
    What happens when there is no refrigerator?
  • Infectious Diseases Are No Longer the Major Killers in Africa

    Mar 6, 2014 | 3 min
    We need to slow down, buckle up and drive sober.
  • A Motorized Way out of Poverty in Africa?

    Feb 28, 2014 | 3 min
    The growing medical problems of disability...
  • Waiting For A Miracle

    Feb 23, 2014 | 3 min
    Can we agree on some ground rules?
  • Waiting For A Miracle

    Feb 21, 2014 | 3 min
    Can we agree on some ground rules?
  • An African Problem That Should Worry Us All

    Feb 14, 2014 | 4 min
    Do we have an obligation to stand up even when not asked?
  • Culture and Generalizations

    Feb 7, 2014 | 4 min
    Eating on the street...
  • National Volunteer Day

    Jan 31, 2014 | 3 min
    Could it happen here?
  • Morning Rounds

    Jan 25, 2014 | 4 min
    Zebras in Medicine
  • Unintended Pregnancies in Rwanda

    Jan 18, 2014 | 3 min
    Women need more choices...
  • A Roadside Accident in Rwanda

    Jan 10, 2014 | 4 min
    What is a physician's duty?
  • A Small Problem with a Large Impact

    Jan 5, 2014 | 4 min
    One reason women drop out of school...
  • Neurology without Scans

    Dec 27, 2013 | 3 min
    An advantage of seniority...
  • Creative Options in Rwanda

    Dec 20, 2013 | 3 min
    Clever solutions with few resources...
  • A New Model of Funding Healthcare in Africa

    Dec 13, 2013 | 4 min
    Beating the nonprofits at their own game...
  • Rwanda

    Dec 6, 2013 | 4 min
    Some remarkable progress...
  • Lots of Unnecessary Lab Tests

    Nov 27, 2013 | 4 min
    Nothing is done more often than lab tests...
  • Conscientious Objectors

    Nov 22, 2013 | 3 min
    Can doctors select what care they will offer?
  • Do We Really Need More Medical Doctors?

    Nov 15, 2013 | 3 min
    It is time for task shifting...
  • When Is a Favor More than Just a Favor?

    Nov 10, 2013 | 3 min
    The ethics of being compassionate...
  • Secretly Taping a Conversation

    Nov 1, 2013 | 3 min
    There are benefits from recordings but not to secrecy.
  • Permission for Sensitive Exams

    Oct 25, 2013 | 3 min
    But, we need medical student to get practice...
  • Another Reason that American Medical Care Is So Expensive

    Oct 18, 2013 | 3 min
    CEO Salaries
  • More is Less

    Oct 13, 2013 | 3 min
    Doing nothing can often have important benefits.
  • How Many Beds in the Hospital Room?

    Oct 4, 2013 | 3 min
    Do you want a private room?
  • Futile Care in the ICU

    Sep 27, 2013 | 3 min
    How common is it?
  • Cutting the Duration of Medical School

    Sep 20, 2013 | 3 min
    Reducing cost and improving quality.
  • Medical Non-adherence

    Sep 13, 2013 | 3 min
    Why do we not take our medications?
  • Change Doesn't Come Easily

    Aug 30, 2013 | 4 min
    We are often creatures of habit...
  • How Doctors Think

    Aug 23, 2013 | 3 min
    Cognitive psychology can shed some light on medical error.
  • It Takes Two to Tango

    Aug 16, 2013 | 4 min
    The doctor and patient need to work together.
  • Being a Nice Person

    Aug 11, 2013 | 3 min
    Does it mean you get better health care?
  • Offering a Prognosis

    Aug 2, 2013 | 4 min
  • Doctors and Drug Company Sales Reps

    Jul 19, 2013 | 3 min
    Why can't we cancel these meetings?
  • Pay for Delay

    Jul 12, 2013 | 4 min
    Yet another way to keep drug prices high...
  • Doctors and Drug Company Sales Reps

    Jul 11, 2013 | 3 min
    Why can't we cancel these meetings?
  • Random Drug Testing for Doctors

    Jun 28, 2013 | 3 min
    A test in search of a problem...
  • Elective Cesarean Sections

    Jun 28, 2013 | 3 min
    Can a person just decide (s)he wants surgery?
  • Overtreatment Is Killing Us

    Jun 21, 2013 | 3 min
    Why can't we stop using treatments that don't work?
  • Treating Fat People

    Jun 14, 2013 | 3 min
    One group for which bias seems deep rooted...
  • Would We Be Healthier if We Increased Clinical Testing?

    Jun 10, 2013 | 4 min
    Clinical testing is not always a panacea...
  • Can We Play Nicely in the Sandbox?

    May 31, 2013 | 3 min
    What will it take for nurse practitioners and doctors to collaborate and focus on us?
  • Variations in Quantity and Cost of Care

    May 24, 2013 | 3 min
    What do rates and cost differ from one location to the next?
  • Secret Shoppers in Healthcare

    May 3, 2013 | 3 min
    Is it ethical to use secret shoppers to evaluate doctors?
  • What Is a Mental Illness?

    Apr 26, 2013 | 3 min
    The new DSM 5 creates the labels...
  • Risk in a Crazy World

    Apr 19, 2013 | 3 min
    How do we understand the risk of life?
  • Less Is Often More

    Apr 12, 2013 | 3 min
    The lessons of inappropriate care...
  • Emergency Contraception

    Apr 5, 2013 | 3 min
    New access for young women who make a mistake.
  • Back Pain

    Mar 29, 2013 | 3 min
    Why are there so many treatments?
  • Stigmatizing Language

    Mar 22, 2013 | 3 min
    Words really do matter...
  • Inattentional Blindness

    Mar 15, 2013 | 3 min
    Failing to see what is right in front of our nose...
  • Substance Abuse and New Health Insurance Laws

    Mar 1, 2013 | 3 min
    How will old health problems fare under new laws?
  • How Hard to Push?

    Feb 22, 2013 | 3 min
    What do we do when people won't help themselves?
  • Conflict of Interest Rules for Drug Company Interactions

    Feb 15, 2013 | 3 min
    Does limiting contact between drug companies and doctors make a difference?
  • Politics, Guns and Public Health

    Feb 8, 2013 | 3 min
    Should doctors be involved in politics?

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