This week, it is a Sound Ethics extravaganza. Host Barbara Lewis and IU bioethicist Eric Meslin revisit the following topics: the ethics of prescribing placebos; "Octomom" and IVF regulation; the "conscience rule" for medical professionals; exceptions to informed consent in medical research; and a terrific resource for evaluating accuracy in health news stories.
Topics this week include a CDC forecast for the fall 2009 flu season; vaccine requirements and recommendations for school kids, the latest research in colonoscopy, a day in the life of a sex-ed teacher; and an interview with Dr. David Kessler, author of "The End of Overeating."
Topics this week include a report on the new anti-tobacco legislation; a discussion about the public health impact of the anti-tobacco laws; heart tissue regeneration; and, in the second in our series on evidence based medicine, Dr. David Newman explains why doctors regularly recommend treatments that are NOT proven effective.
Topics this week include: Don't Mix Plavix and Heartburn pills, Did You Know?: XTreme Eating, Misused Booster Seats, Book: Early Intervention and Autism, Checkup: Climate Change and Health, Participating in a Clinical Trial
Topics this week: A Cure for the Peanut Allergy, Importance of Childhood Play, Did You Know?: More Exercise for Pregnant Women, Impulsivity Triggers Alcoholism, Checkup: Brains Prefer Pictures, Sound Ethics: Maintaining Privacy with Electronic Medical Records