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  • NIH Director Collins Testifies on Agency Stewardship
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    National Institutes of Health Science and Research

    National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins testified before the Senate Health Committee about ongoing science and research at NIH. He was joined by four of his colleagues who…

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  • emBad Adviceem
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    Bad Advice

    Paul Offit discussed the risks of getting medical advice from everyone other than a doctor.

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  • emAspergers Childrenem
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    Asperger's Children

    Historian Edith Sheffer recounted how Austrian doctor Hans Asperger, whose work led to a better understanding of autism, was complicit in the deaths of children by the Third Reich.

    1,010 views
  • Washington Journal Stephanie Devaney Discusses Precision Medicine
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    Dr. Stephanie Devaney on Precision Medicine

    Stephanie Devaney talked about precision medicine and how it can improve health and treatment strategies.

    396 views
  • Michael Pollan Discusses emHow to Change Your Mindem
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    How to Change Your Mind

    Michael Pollan reported on the medical and scientific uses and affects of psychedelic drugs.

    2,056 views
  • emDoing Harmem
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    Doing Harm

    Feministing editor Maya Dusenbery reported on the barriers women face while seeking medical care.

    555 views
  • Discussion on Civil War Medical History
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    Civil War Medical History

    Tim Clarke, deputy director of the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, presented items from the museums’s Civil War collection. Some viewers may find images…

    1,094 views
  • Midwifery in the United States
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    Midwifery in the United States

    Midwives have been helping women give birth throughout American history, but over the past 100 years their legal standing and relationship with the medical community has been complicated by…

    536 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the personal impact of cancer. The Hill's Rafael Bernal spoke by phone the deadline for the Trump administration to reunite…

    466 views
  • Hearing Examines Technologies Aimed at Helping Veterans
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    Medical Technology for Veterans

    Two House subcommittees examined medical technologies designed to help veterans. Some of the innovations include robotic exoskeletons to help veterans walk and a system to monitor those afflicted…

    3,169 views
  • Hospital Workers in Civil War America
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    Hospital Workers in Civil War America

    Historian and author Jane Schultz discussed women who were Civil War hospital workers. She is the author of Women at the Front: Hospital Workers in Civil War America.. The Library of…

    438 views
  • emCounting Backwardsem
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    Counting Backwards

    Anesthesiologist Dr. Henry Jay Przybylo explained the science behind anesthesia and detailed over 30 years of experience, highlighting individual stories throughout.

    998 views
  • emThe Butchering Artem
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    The Butchering Art

    Lindsey Fitzharris talked about her book, The Butchering Art, about surgery in the 19th century and the medical advances of British doctor Joseph Lister, who asserted that germs were…

    1,270 views
  • Federal Health Officials Testify on 21st Century Cures Act Implementation
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    Medical Innovations

    FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and NIH Director Francis Collins testified about medical innovation before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Members asked them…

    1,101 views
  • Buying and Selling of Slave Cadavers
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    Buying and Selling of Slave Cadavers

    Author and history professor Daina Ramey Berry discussed the practice of buying and selling of slave cadavers to medical institutions, and African American grave robbers who supplied the trade. She…

    913 views
  • Dr Lydia Kang Discusses emQuackeryem
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    Quackery

    Dr. Lydia Kang described medical treatments and cures throughout history.

    1,048 views
  • Federal Health Officials Testify on 21st Century Cures Act Implementation
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    21st Century Cures Act Implementation

    FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Dr. Francis Collins testified on implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act. The law was signed by President Obama in December 2016 with the aim of…

    367 views
  • Home Remedies of 17th Century New England Housewives
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    Home Remedies of 17th Century New England Housewives

    Tufts University Shool of Medicine professor Lori Lyn Price talked about the homemade remedies created and used by 17th century New England housewives.

    947 views
  • emThe Vaccine Raceem
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    The Vaccine Race

    Meredith Wadman talked about her book, The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease. She spoke from the James Michener Pavilion at the 2017 Gaithersburg…

    1,034 views
  • Civil War Medicine and Disabled Veterans
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    Civil War Medicine and Disabled Veterans

    Historians Ashley Bowen-Murphy and Sarah Handley-Cousins talked about the evolution of Civil War medicine and the treatment of the disabled veterans of the war. This interview took place at the…

    429 views
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