Medical ethicist Art Caplan is head of the division of medical ethics at NYU's Langone Medical Center, and the cohost of the Everyday Ethics podcast. Caplan joins Boston Public Radio every Wednesday to tackle pressing medical issues. This week Caplan talked about patients recording their doctors for later reference, and parents who may be in denial about their child's weight.
Medical ethicist Art Caplan joined Boston Public Radio for his weekly segment "Ask the Ethicist." Caplan looked at the future of boxing as interest wanes and the action remains just as brutal. He also talked about using head protection in sports, an injection to get rid of double chins, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta's operation on an 8-year-old earthquake victim in Nepal.
Medical ethicist Art Caplan joined BPR Thursday for his weekly segment, Ask the Ethicist. Caplan is head of the division of medical ethics at NYU's Langone Medical Center. Caplan talked about a Texas agriculture head who wants deep-fat fryers in cafeterias, the ethics behind state-sponsored executions, and the state of Hawaii making 21 the legal cigarette-smoking age.
Jim and Margery talked about the results of a new Suffolk University poll. Fifty-eight percent of respondents said they prefer Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev receive life in prison. However, more people (47 to 44.8 percent) said they could cast the deciding vote to sentence him to death, if it came down to it.
Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory talked about Globe opinion editor Kathleen Kingsbury winning a Pulitzer Prize for her series "Service Not Included." (Starts at 27:36)
Juliette Kayyem — host of WGBH News' Security Mom podcast — talked about ongoing military operations in Yemen, the sinking of a boat full of migrants bound for Italy, and a brazen landing of a gyrocopter on the National Mall. (Starts at 53:08)
Medical ethicist Art Caplan once again addressed the constant dressing-down of Dr. Mehmet Oz, and the abuse of ADHD drugs by adults. Afterwards, Jim and Margery asked listeners whether they used ADHD medicine for a competitive advantage. Art Caplan is head of the division of medical ethics at New York University's Langone Medical Center. (Starts at 1:19:00)
Novelist T.C. Boyle is the author of books like The Tortilla Curtain and World's End. Now he's out with a new one — The Harder They Come — about a man with schizophrenia, his Vietnam vet father, and his radical girlfriend. He joined Jim and Margery in Studio Three. (Starts at 1:42:24)
Bay Windows and South End News co-publisher Sue O'Connell talked about a dust-up between Congressman Barney Frank and New York Times columnist Frank Bruni. (Starts at 2:28:00)
Medical ethicist Art Caplan talked about the embattled Dr. Oz.
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Medical ethicist Art Caplan joined Boston Public Radio for his regular Wednesday "Ask the Ethicist" segment. Caplan looked at ten physicians urging Columbia University to drop Dr. Mehmet Oz from its faculty. Caplan talked about the growing number of adults using ADHD medication as a work aid. And he looked at a battle over embryos between a now-separated celeb couple.
The predawn rumble of pesticide-spraying trucks is a rite of spring in almost 200 Massachusetts communities. Some $11 million is spent in the state each year controlling and counting the pests and educating residents about how to avoid contracting mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile virus.
One morning last July, Brookline resident Neal Heffron found Dani, his 18-month-old Australian Shepherd with a sleek coat and unbridled energy, collapsed in her bed. She had been vomiting, suffered a bout of diarrhea, and overnight had become too weak to lift herself out of her crate.
Medical ethicist Art Caplan joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on Boston Public Radio Thursday to take on a wide range of topics. Caplan discussed a German woman who at 65 is pregnant with quadruplets; he revisited a topic from the previous week about Alzheimer's and sexual consent; and also spoke about the "free-range parenting" movement.
A new law passed by the Arizona legislature went into effect Monday. The law says doctors must counsel patients seeking chemically-induced abortions that the procedure is 'reversible.' Some doctors dispute this advice.
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Medical ethicist Art Caplan is head of the division of medical ethics at New York University's Langone Medical Center. Every Wednesday, Caplan joins Boston Public Radio for "Ask the Ethicist," where he tackles complex medical dilemmas. Today on the show Caplan talked about Alzheimer's disease and sexual consent, shady medical journals, and bills about abortion passed in Arizona and Arkansas.
Dr. Carolyn Alonso wraps herself in a yellow gown, dons a mask, and pumps a hand dispenser twice. Once her hands are dry, she puts on gloves and a mask, and then she goes in to see a 58-year-old patient called Karen.
Last week Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 people on board. In the aftermath investigators homed in on one copilot who may have deliberately barred the cockpit door and flown the plane into the Alps. The copilot, Andreas Lubitz, may have struggled with mental illness and reported having an episode of "severe depression."
Medical ethicist Art Caplan joined Boston Public Radio Wednesday for his regular segment. Caplan is head of the division of medical ethics at NYU's Langone Medical Center. He talked about Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo surgery to decrease her chance of getting cancer; a proposed French ban on models who are "excessively skinny;" and the selling of breast milk.
Medical ethicist Art Caplan joined Boston Public Radio Wednesday for his regular segment, Ask the Ethicist. Caplan is the head of the division of medical ethics at NYU's Langone Medical Center, and the host of the Everyday Ethics podcast. Caplan talked about a Utah bill to bring back execution by firing squads; crowd-sourcing medical bills; Kraft singles getting the blessing of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; and the odd circumstance of saving Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's life in the emergency room so he could be tried with the death penalty.
Medical ethicist Art Caplan joins Boston Public Radio on Wednesdays to tackle tough ethical quandaries in the field of medicine. Caplan is head of the division of medical ethics at New York University's Langone Medical Center. Wednesday on BPR Caplan talked about organ donation, Frank Underwood's "America Works" plan in House of Cards, marriage dynamics when a spouse gets sick, and doctors' bedside manners.
Last month, a superior court judge rejected a proposal for Partners HealthCare to acquire three hospitals in Massachusetts. But that hasn’t stopped Partners — it’s now in the process of taking over a smaller medical practice on the South Shore.
Medical ethicist Art Caplan joined Boston Public Radio for his weekly "Ask the Ethicist" segment. Caplan talked about primary care doctor shortages, solitary confinement for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, medically-dubious "head transplants," and Warren Buffett's advocacy for Coke and fried potato products.
Cooks and diners rejoice: the US government may be poised to change its cholesterol recommendations. In December, the country's Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee released a report reassessing longstanding policies on cholesterol consumption. The next step, then, is for regulatory agencies to give their official blessing. The immediate beneficiary: the versatile, cholesterol-laden, once-maligned egg.
Dr. Lakshmi Nayak specializes in cancer of the brain at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Mission Hill. Her average patient lives for only a year and a half, which means that Nayak has to have end-of-life discussions with almost all of her patients.
In recent days both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul have said they think vaccinating children is a parent's choice. Both men spoke about vaccinations as measles spread across the US. The measles was thought to have originated at Disneyland, from unvaccinated park-goers.
A Suffolk Superior Court Judge Thursday struck down a controversial deal that would allow Partners Healthcare to add three hospitals to its already expansive statewide network.
The deal — years in the making — was architected by former Attorney General Martha Coakley and Partners HealthCare, who were seeking to add South Shore Hospital and two north shore hospitals to its network. The complex agreement would have allowed the acquisitions to proceed, provided Partners agreed to a series of conditions, including caps on prices. It was rejected by a judge Thursday evening.
There's a new battle cry emanating from the cubicle. Workers are waking up to the fact that inactivity — save for some crazy typing fingers — has now become a health hazard. Computers keep workers close to their desks. Studies show the harm of prolonged sitting; some suggest lawsuits many not be far off.
Medical ethicist Art Caplan told Boston Public Radio on Wednesday that the health of the American workforce is imperiled by our need to sit.
Yesterday we went all-in on our blizzard coverage, talking to everyone from Harvey Silverglate, to Governor Charlie Baker, to you. Today we began our show with Nantucket Police Chief, William Pittman, who updated us on how things are going on the Island. Then, we asked listeners what snow they were still seeing on the streets.
We talked to The Globe's Brian McGrory about storm coverage, and asked about the editorial process of covering monster storms. [26:08]
Next, Juliette Kayyem shared her thoughts on storm coverage. She analyzed the White House drone situation, and other drone-related security issues. [53:04]
We talked to medical ethicist, Art Caplan, about 'anti-vaxxers,' Medicaid, and sitting being the new smoking. Then we got your take on standing desks and other tools to keep us upright. [1:19:58]
Then we got back to our storm postgame. We got Sue O'Connell's take, and asked for yours. [2:23:07]
The Fourth Geneva Convention was an international provision adopted by the United Nations Security Council in 1949 to, among other things, protect hospitals, doctors and care workers in times of war. The UN passed the measure so that even in war zones, hospital workers could performe services and administer proper medical care.
However, even in peaceful countries far from war zones, such measures cannot be fully guaranteed.
On Tuesday, a gunman entered Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and opened fire on a cardiac surgeon. The gunman died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds. The cardiac surgeon — Dr. Michael Davidson — died as well.
A professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey is using unorthodox methods to teach students about psychiatric conditions. According to reporter Adam Clark, Prof. Anthony Tobia is using episodes of Seinfeld to illustrate patient characteristics that his future doctors will encounter.
Medical ethicist Art Caplan joined Boston Public Radio for his regular Wednesday segment. Each week, Caplan tackles ethical questions surrounding medical issues. On Wednesday, Caplan talked about the rationale behind prescribing drugs for the elderly, the role "bad luck" may play in the likelihood of getting cancer, reality TV in the E.R., and sledding bans.