The Brian Lehrer Show

Being Almost a Doctor

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Dr. Matt McCarthy tells the story of his year as an intern and what it tells us about medicine today.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Too Many (Medical) Tests

Friday, March 27, 2015

Dartmouth's Dr. H. Gilbert Welch argues that the real problem with health care isn't that people get too little, but too much that's of little value.

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The Takeaway

So You Want to Be a Doctor

Monday, September 08, 2014

Freshmen entering med school have about ten years ahead of them before they're practicing doctors. That's a long time for the healthcare business to change. Here's what they're in for.


The Takeaway

Do No Harm? A Look at Doctors & the Death Penalty

Friday, May 02, 2014

Doctors take the hippocratic oath to do no harm. Why wasn't this conflict of interest considered more carefully before lethal injection became the go-to method for humanely enforcing the death penalty in the United States?

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The Takeaway

The Doctor Will See (All Of) You Now

Thursday, September 19, 2013

To increase efficiency, physicians are increasingly scheduling multi-patient appointments.

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Listen to Lucy

I’m still puzzling over my dream job

Sunday, March 24, 2013

I’m still puzzling over my dream job


Here's The Thing

Robert Lustig

Monday, July 02, 2012

According to Lustig, sugar is as addictive as cocaine, heroin and crack, and it is producing the fattest, least-healthy Americans yet.  

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