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    Orthopedic Medicine in Civil War New York

    Dr. David B. Levine, author, historian and orthopedic surgeon emeritus at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, talked about medical care during the Civil War era, when…

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    Book Discussion on The Hippocratic Myth

    Professor M. Gregg Bloche talked about his book, The Hippocratic Myth: Why Doctors Are Under Pressure to Ration Care, Practice Politics, and Compromise Their Promise to Heal, in which he…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died the previous day at the age of 95.

    The program concluded with a video…

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    Mission and Role of the National Institutes of Health

    Dr. Francis Collins talked about the mission and role of the National Institutes of Health, its medical research priorities, and the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the agency…

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    Human Genome Research at the National Institutes of Health

    Dr. Eric Green talked about the state of human genome research and the changes it was bringing to medical treatment in the U.S.

    The majority of the December 6, 2013, “Washington…

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    Cancer Research at the National Institutes of Health

    Dr. Harold Varmus talked about advances in cancer research, funding for research, the method used for allocating funds to the various types of cancer, and the possibility that…

    630 views
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    Mental Health Research at the National Institutes of Health

    Dr. Thomas Insel talked about advances in mental health research and treatment. Topics included the disparity between the treatment of medical illnesses and mental health issues,…

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    Infectious Disease Research at the National Institutes of Health

    Dr. Anthony Fauci talked about the status of efforts to find a cure for the HIV/AIDS virus, outbreaks of meningitis across the U.S., and the impact of sequestration budget cuts on…

    600 views
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    Book Discussion on Heart

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his longtime cardiologist, Jonathan Reiner, talked about their book, Heart: An American Medical Odyssey, in which they discuss Mr. Cheney’s…

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    Q&A with Hassan Tetteh

    Dr. Hassan Tetteh talked about his book, Gifts of the Heart, a fictional story of a military physician in Afghanistan. He suggested that portions of his life story are mirrored…

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    Book Discussion on Life at the Speed of Light

    J. Craig Venter talked about his book, Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life, in which he discusses the field of bioengineering and the impact it…

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    Book Discussion on God's Hotel

    Victoria Sweet talked about her book, God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, in which she chronicles the history of San Francisco’s Laguna…

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    Book Discussion on Pandemics

    Peter Doherty talked about his book, Pandemics: What Everyone Needs to Know, in which he discusses the history of pandemics and examples of current ones (SARS, H1N1, and HIV). He also…

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    Book Discussion on Brotherhood

    Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra talked about their book, Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream, in which they recount their immigration to the United States, their entry into the…

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    Book Discussion on Phantom Pain

    Ansley Herring Wegner talked about her book, Phantom Pain: North Carolina’s Artificial-Limbs Program for Confederate Veterans, in which she examines North Carolina’s program to…

    101 views
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    Microbe Research

    Richard Connitt talked about his Smithsonian Magazine article, “The Body Eclectic,” on microbe research., and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

    607 views
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    BRAIN Initiative

    President Obama announced his new initiative, Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Nanotechnologies (BRAIN). The program aims to
    to help researchers find new ways to treat, cure, and…

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    Book Discussion on Zoobiquity

    Kathryn Bowers and Barbara Natterson-Horowitz talked about their book, Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing. They spoke at the 2013 Tucson Festival…

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    Q&A with Francis Collins

    Dr. Francis Collins talked about the administration of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which comprises 27 institutes and centers. He discussed the importance of the…

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    Book Discussion on Bad Pharma

    Dr. Ben Goldacre talked about his book, Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients, in which he discusses the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on the…

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