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If You Love This Planet on 03/02/09

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Mon, 03/02/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

 

Host Dr. Helen Caldicott interviews Dr. Marcia Angell about drug companies.

What influence do pharmaceutical companies have on medical professionals and the health industry in the US?
This is the topic addressed by author Dr Marcia Angell in her book The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It, published in 2004 by Random House.

Angell is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In this important interview with Helen Caldicott she explains how drug companies propagate the myth that they are 'educational institutions', and explores the topics of medical ethics, health policy and the relationship between industry and academic medicine.

Sounds of Awareness on 03/02/09

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Sounds of Awareness
Air date: 
Mon, 03/02/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Host Paul Van Dyck speaks with Chris Cooke, a successful Naturopathic Physician who is blind. She  
shares her insights into the healing arts and her success in the use of alternative techniques to better serve her patients. 

Circumcision: Consider the Ramifications!

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Wed, 02/25/2009

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Host Anna Keith Soderberg discusses the ramifications of circumcision with Marilyn Milos, RN, Executive Director of the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (www.nocirc.org) and John V. Geisheker, J.D., LL.M.--Executive Director, General Counsel, Doctors Opposing Circumcision .
 

56:49 minutes (26.01 MB)

Health Equity and the County Budget Crisis

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Wed, 02/25/2009

African Americans in Multnomah County are twice as likely to die from diabetes or stroke than white county residents. Hispanic mothers are two times less likely to have early prenatal care white mothers. Native Americans in the county die from HIV at three times the rate of whites.

Multnomah County, through programs like the Health Equity Intitiative, has made signficant progress in addressing health disparities. But as these figures from the County's March 2008 Report Card on Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities show, much work remains to be done. How will the county do this as it struggles with a deepening budget crisis and the economic meltdown worsens the social and environmental factors that influence health equity in our region?

57:44 minutes (46.25 MB)

Health Disparity and the County Budget Crisis; Also, Testing for Anti-Black Bias

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African Americans in Multnomah County are twice as likely to die from diabetes or stroke than white county residents. Hispanic mothers are two times less likely to have early prenatal care white mothers. Native Americans in the county die from HIV at three times the rate of whites.

Voices from the Edge on 02/26/09

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Thu, 02/26/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Health Disparity and the County Budget Crisis; Testing for Anti-Black Bias

African Americans in Multnomah County are twice as likely to die from diabetes or stroke than white county residents. Hispanic mothers are two times less likely to have early prenatal care white mothers. Native Americans in the county die from HIV at three times the rate of whites.

Family Business on 02/26/09

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Thu, 02/26/2009 - 9:30am - 10:30am

Host Anna Keith Soderberg discusses the ramifications of circumcision with Marilyn Milos, RN, Executive Director of the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (www.nocirc.org) and John V. Geisheker, J.D., LL.M.--Executive Director, General Counsel, Doctors Opposing Circumcision (www.DoctorsOpposingCircumcision.org).  If you would like to call in with comments or questions, please do so to 503-231-8187.
 

Jerry Flanagan (Consumer WatchDog) on Health Care

program date: 
Mon, 02/23/2009

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe and Joe to talk about the state of American Health Care, the so-called "public option," and what we might expect from the Obama Administration on this front over the next few years.

56:12 minutes (25.73 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/24/09

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Tue, 02/24/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion of the future of health care in the United States

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe and Joe to talk about the state of American health care, the so-called "public option," and what we might expect from the Obama administration on this front over the next few years.

Health and Health Care Forum: Midwifery

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Healthwatch
program date: 
Sun, 02/22/2009

Roberta Hall hosts another installment of Health and Health Care Forum. Her guest is Melissa Cheyney, academic, researcher and certified midwife, who serves on an Oregon State panel on midwifery. She discusses midwifery as a practitioner and from the perspective of evolutionary medicine.

27:56 minutes (25.57 MB)
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