KCRW's Second Opinion
By Michael Wilkes, KCRW
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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.
||Hospital Refunds to Improve Care||Will the loss of money improve healthcare?||11/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Those Pesky Pharmaceutical Advertisements||A new, and surprising, call to ban the adverts.||11/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Biased Dietary Guidelines||What we need is transparency in the process.||11/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Refugees in Germany||Medical care is just one issue.||11/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||It's Time for Your Flu Shot||But we're not getting quite what's promised.||10/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||PET Scans for Early Cancer||Not exactly high tech!||10/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Return of an Old Plague||A result of a changing climate...||10/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Stopping CPR||What is easy to start can be far more difficult to stop.||10/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Does Greed Know No Limits?||Drug prices with no caps...||9/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Power of Words||Changing the goals in emergency medicine...||9/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Half-Baked Pie||Why tease us with punch lines we can?t understand?||9/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||There's a Great Deal of Meaning in a Name||Change does not come easily....||9/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||An Insider's Look at Breast Cancer Care||A perspective from Dr. Susan Love...||8/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Again We Find More Is Not Better||What good can come of new medical evidence?||8/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Are We Serious about Longer Working Hours?||It seems as if this is not in anyone's best interest.||8/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mental Health Is Just Not the Same||The mental health parity law is just not working.||8/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Antibiotic Overuse||Doctors and patients can?t seem to get this right||7/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Happy Birthday Medicare||We've come a long way.||7/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Disease with No Cause||Chronic kidney disease in rice farmers...||7/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Two Health Systems That Co-exist||Ayurvedic Medicine and its new sibling ?western medicine?...||7/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TB in Elephants||Disease spread from humans to animals.||7/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Culture and Gender in Sri Lanka||How do you change long held beliefs?||6/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Animal: Human Conflict||We're all from the same family...||6/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Where Do They Get These FDA Advisory Committees?||Recommendations to approve two drugs that are not ready for prime time.||6/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
It's beneficial to all of us when we get impartial information like that offered by Dr. Wilkes. Information we ALL need to know.
I often wish I could find a physician who knew as much and cared as much as Dr. Wilkes.
Useful and thoughtful
I appreciate Dr. Wilkes not shying from the more controversial medical subjects. I wish my own medical professionals had that freedom......but malpractice fears surely keep them silent.