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June 10th, 2017

Podcast 208: How inequality kills — David Ansell talks with us about his new book

Dr. David Ansell, a professor of medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, discusses his new book, “The Death Gap: How inequality kills.” What’s the death gap? Look at it this way: you’re getting on the Chicago Transit Authority’s Blue Line at “The Loop” in downtown, where the average life expectancy is 85 yrs. […]


May 14th, 2012

Podcast 155: What’s wrong with U.S. healthcare and what will save it?

Dr. Arnold Relman, longtime observer of the U.S. healthcare system and editor emeritus of the New England Journal of Medicine, proposes two major reforms: First, private insurance companies should leave the healthcare field, and second, physicians should organize into multispecialty practices. His proposals, just published in BMJ, grow out of his alarmed observation — some […]


December 17th, 2010

Podcast 111: A look back on the year’s most clinically important developments.

Dr. Danielle Scheurer and Joe Elia have a free-form discussion on what’s happened over the past year. Links to those stories (and, sometimes, interviews) are attached here. If you’d like to suggest another, or comment on our selection, drop us a note in the comments field. Discussion-related links (they are all free links): Rivaroxaban Dabigatran Screening for lung […]


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