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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Nursing Life

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Award-winning journalist Alexandra Robbins follows four nurses through a year of sex, drugs and caring for patients.

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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 Takeaway

Preparing to Die: Dr. Atul Gawande on Medicine's Struggle with Mortality

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

How do you help a dying person? Boston surgeon Atul Gawande discusses some of the difficulties doctors—including himself—have helping patients with end-of-life care.

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WNYC News

De Blasio to Bolster EMS Funding to Drive Down Response Times

Sunday, February 08, 2015

The budget the mayor is to unveil Monday includes an additional $70 million to increase staffing, in hopes of shaving precious seconds off ambulance response times.

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WNYC News

NY Doctor Released from Bellevue, Ebola-free

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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The doctor being treated for New York City's first and only case of Ebola was released from Bellevue Hospital Tuesday, infection-free.

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WNYC News

Ebola Preparations Continue in NY as Conn. Student Isolated

Thursday, October 16, 2014

No cases of Ebola have been confirmed here in the five boroughs. But not far away, Yale-New Haven Hospital has isolated a student with a suspected case of the virus.

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WNYC News

Revolving Doors for Patients Spin Fastest at NJ, CT and NY Hospitals

Thursday, October 02, 2014

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More of them are getting Medicare penalties than almost any place else in the nation.

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WNYC News

A New Way to Look Up Infections, C-Sections and Other Hospital Highlights

Friday, September 12, 2014

New York health officials hope consumers will use new access to "big data" to guide their healthcare choices.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Can Anything Resuscitate Brooklyn’s Ailing Hospitals?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Long Island College Hospital was closed this year, emergency funding has kept Interfaith from closing, and a 2011 state report has identified at least three other Brooklyn hospitals on the brink of financial collapse.

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WNYC News

Band-Aid or Breath of Life? Struggling Hospitals Get Federal Aid

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Struggling hospitals across New York are getting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid to stay afloat. It's the first step in a long-term plan orchestrated by the Cuomo administration to dramatically change how the state's healthcare system works.

The Health and Hospitals Corporation, the city's public hospital system, ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Tale of Two Hospitals

Thursday, June 26, 2014

In one emergency room, violent injuries meet inadequate resources. In another, elective surgeries abound. The catch: the two hospitals are in Newark and Manhattan -  only 12 miles away from each other.

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WNYC News

Feds Cut Cash for Local Hospitals with High Infection Rates

Sunday, June 22, 2014

A new federal program will penalize dozens of local hospitals where patients get too many infections and suffer other avoidable medical problems.

Part of the Affordable Care Act is a focus on "pay for performance," which includes incentives to providers for improving treatment, and penalties for problems that endanger patients ...

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WNYC News

The Revolutionaries Who Rescued a Hospital

Monday, June 02, 2014

In 1970, Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx was one of the worst in New York City. There were rats in the emergency room, and if you walked in with a stab wound you might walk out with lead poisoning. Then came the Young Lords — and everything changed. This is part 1 of our weeklong series on health care in the Bronx.

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The Takeaway

Syrian Medical Infrastructure Under Assault

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A new map out today by Physicians for Human Rights documents the deliberate targeting of the Syrian medical infrastructure, which has led to the deaths of more than 450 medical personnel since the conflict began in March of 2011. 

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WNYC News

State Officials Mull Another Brooklyn Hospital Merger

Monday, October 28, 2013

As state health officials mull the fate of Brooklyn's struggling hospitals, one plan under discussion would topple three struggling institutions and replace them with a new one. The idea is in the early stages and would be years away.

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WNYC News

LICH Resumes Ambulance Service, de Blasio Declares Victory

Friday, September 06, 2013

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Ambulances are once again bringing patients into Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn for the first time in two months.

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The Takeaway

Diagnosing the Annual Medical Checkup

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Dr. Gilbert Welch is a general internist at the White River Junction, Vermont VA and a professor of Medicine at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Research. He's also the author of "Over-Diagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health" and joins The Takeaway to discuss when to use preventative medicine, and his suggestions for improving the annual checkup.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

LICH Saga Continues

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Stephen Levin, New York City Councilmember from the 33rd District, talks about what is going on at Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. 

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The Takeaway

A Look Inside the World of the ICU

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Intensive Care Unit of a hospital is a place most of us hope we’ll never get to know. But for some families, these places can suddenly become all too familiar. Other people, like James Kelly, spend most of their time inside this environment. As a critical care RN in the ICU at Lovelace Women’s Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he’s seen both critical illness and the way doctors, nurses, patients, and their families navigate their way through these circumstances.

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WNYC News

Nearly 7 Months After Sandy, Manhattan VA Fully Restores Service

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Manhattan VA is re-opening this week as a full-service hospital with a fully operational ER and the ability to house patients overnight almost seven months after the facility suffered extensive damage during Sandy.

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