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Obama Administration Vows to Defend Health Care Reform

Friday, November 05, 2010

Now that the election is over, congressional Republicans are vowing to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. But administration officials are defending the benefits of the law. 

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WNYC News

Additional Job Cuts at Brookdale Hospital

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn says it's had to make additional job cuts and consolidate services. It's the second round of cuts for Brookdale in less than two years.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ethical Implications of HIV/AIDS

Monday, June 21, 2010

We continue our five part series AIDS: Then & Now with a look at how ethical issues around the virus have and have not changed over the decades. We’ll talk with  Dr. Robert Klitzman, Director of the Ethics and Policy Core of the HIV Center at Columbia University, about why a number of states have statutes criminalizing HIV transmission and the recent court ruling which upholds the ban on gay men donating blood.

We continue our five part series on HIV/AIDS with a look at how ethical issues around the virus have and have not changed over the decades. We’ll examine why a number of states that have statutes criminalizing HIV transmission and the recent court ruling which upholds the ban on gay men donating blood. Plus, the ethics of disclosure for HIV+ individuals and enduring questions about just who should pay for treatment. We’ll talk with Dr. Robert Klitzman, Director of the Ethics and Policy Core of the HIV Center at Columbia University

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Saving Women’s Lives

Monday, June 21, 2010

We’ll speak about the high rate of maternal illness and death worldwide, especially in Africa and South Asia. A study published in the Lancet in April 2010 revealed that the number of annual maternal deaths has declined slightly in the last 30 years.

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WNYC News

Program Allows Artists to Trade Creative Services for Health Care

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Working artists in New York are twice as likely to be living without adequate health insurance as those who make their living by other means. And after health care funding was slashed by $775 million dollars in the most recent state budget, it may be ...

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WNYC News

Lenox Hill Partners With North Shore LIJ

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The state's largest hospital network has grown a little bigger. Struggling Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side will join Northshore-Long Island Jewish.

The now 15-hospital Northshore network has been moving steadily west from Nassau County to Queens and Staten Island. Acquiring Lennox Hill gives ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Council of Dads

Monday, May 10, 2010

Bestselling author Bruce Feiler talks about what happened when he was diagnosed with cancer and began worrying about what his young daughters' lives would be like without him. In The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me, he tells the story of ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Pill and America

Friday, May 07, 2010

Historian Elaine Tyler May talks about how the pill changed America. In America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation she describes how women saw that the pill was about much more than family planning—it offered women control over their bodies and their lives, and it ...

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The Takeaway

Health Care Reform: Group Consultations

Friday, May 07, 2010

This week is the one year anniversary of a pilot program testing out a health care reform theory. The program allows insurance reimbursement to doctors for outcomes, not just services. So a doctor has incentive to hold a phone or email consultation with a patient, or even to call them up and remind them to exercise if that's the prescription. Some people hope this method will cut down costs and make health care more affordable. Group consultations are also helping patients with the same condition, who can all consult with a doctor or other medical staff at the same time.

 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Rosalynn Carter on the Mental Health Crisis

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter talks about her 35 years of advocacy work in the field of mental health. She describes a system that continues to fail those in need. In Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis, she gives a powerful account of a subject previously shrouded ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Private and Public Lives

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

On today’s show, former first lady Rosalynn Carter discusses her advocacy for the mentally ill. Then, Pam Grier talks about her life, career, and her with many memorable roles, like Jackie Brown. Also, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley on her latest, called Private Life. Humorist Dave Barry tells terrifying tales ...

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WNYC News

Report: NYS Routinely Overpays Hospitals

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

A new report suggests New York routinely overpays hospitals for various medical procedures. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office looked at how much the state Health Department and the Medicaid system pay when hospitals release and then re-admit patients.

DiNapoli says New York should emulate New Jersey, ...

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WNYC News

Paterson Announces $9 Million Grant for Lenox Hill Hospital

Monday, April 26, 2010

A Manhattan-based hospital is receiving a multi-million dollar grant to operate an "urgent care center" at the site of the financially troubled St. Vincents Hospital. Lenox Hill Hospital will receive $9 million from New York State to operate the center 24 hours a day, seven ...

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WNYC News

City Will Appeal 9/11 Settlement Ruling

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The city is appealing a federal judge’s ruling last month in the case of World Trade Center responders and workers. The city and attorneys for about 10,000 plaintiffs proposed a settlement that could be worth more than $650 million. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein said that ...

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WQXR News

St. Vincent's Medical Center Will Close

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The hospital board will next decide on a timetable for the closure.

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WQXR News

St. Vincent's - Mt. Sinai Deal Falls Through

Friday, April 02, 2010

St. Vincent’s Medical Center of New York and Mount Sinai Medical Center are no longer in merger talks. A deal was all but killed yesterday when Mt. Sinai said it wouldn't acquire St. Vincent’s inpatient services.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Research Report

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Jeremy Singer-Vine, who writes the Research Report for the Wall Street Journal, talks about the most interesting recent medical research and how it can be used to inform and improve our health. He covers myriad topics—from why some people sneeze when they look at the sun comes out ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Weight of the World

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Guest host Julie Burstein fills in for Leonard Lopate. She’ll talk to Nancy Sherman about the psychological and moral weight war has on soldiers. And Wall Street Journal columnist Jeremy Singer-Vine tells us about the latest medical research and how you can use it. Then, we’ll find out about the ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Hunger in America

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bill Ayres, who founded WhyHunger in 1975 with Harry Chapin, and Lyn Pentecost, Executive Director and Founder of the Lower Eastside Girls Club, talk the hunger crisis in America and the hunger-obesity paradox. They’ll discuss what their organizations are doing to improve food security and give people better access to ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Working It!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

On today's show, guest host Jonathan Capehart sits in for Leonard! He’ll talk with Bill Ayres and Lyn Pentecost about the hunger crisis in America and what’s being called the hunger-obesity paradox. And Dan Streible, director of the Orphan Film Symposium discusses what’s in store for the 2010 biennial. Then, ...

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