25 episodes

An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.

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An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.

    There is so much we don’t know about cannabis

    There is so much we don’t know about cannabis

    Without more research we could be under-utilizing the benefits of cannabis or over using the drug and causing additional problems.  There’s only one way to find out, and that’s with well conducted research.

    • 3 min
    Hospital bills can have an impact on our health

    Hospital bills can have an impact on our health

    Full disclosure of hospital charges and POOMS (patient oriented outcomes that matter to us) will help drive the system toward higher quality care and lower costs.

    • 3 min
    Reducing hospital infections

    Reducing hospital infections

    Sometime simple solutions can have huge benefits.  A group of nurses found putting some money where the mouth is can save lives and reduce costs.  The cost?  $1.35.

    • 3 min
    Pandemics vs Epidemics

    Pandemics vs Epidemics

    Is the spread of global disease the new normal?

    • 4 min
    Vaccines and the N-Corona Virus

    Vaccines and the N-Corona Virus

    First SARS, then MERS, and now N-Corona suggest we have a new normal.

    • 3 min
    Bias can have a large impact on health

    Bias can have a large impact on health

    There are many social determinants that greatly impact health, but one that takes place within the health care system is implicit bias. 

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

iRok ,

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.

staeces ,

Cuts to the chase

I appreciate the effective & simple format the doc uses to provide relevant perspectives on things I need to hear.
He cuts to the chase perfectly.

Thanks for this podcast.

@MrRLA3 ,

One of my favorites'

The information is to the point, helpful, consistent, and well delivered. Great Job!

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