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TEDIn praise of Slowness Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there's a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives.
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New York TimesHow Doctors Die a look at how - and why - doctors often choose differently from their patients when making decisions about their own deaths.
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NPRConfronting War's Invisible Injuries
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hiddenTry a Checklist (NPR's Hidden Brain Series) A look inside the operating room with Atul Gawande — and reflection about a 1930s plane crash that inspired his obsession with checklists — as the podcast explores the subtle biases that cause very smart and very skilled people to become their own worst enemies.
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New York TimesHow Measurement Fails Doctors and Teachers An op-ed looking at how we measure and reward doctors and teachers, and how that doesn't really get us the outcomes we want from those professionals.
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Washington-PostThe Case that Shook Medicine Libby Zion's death created a whirlwind of change that translated into looking at how doctors are trained, what kind of hours they keep, and how that translates into patient safety. This is the original story.
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NPRRacism is bad for your health Across virtually every medical intervention, from the most simple medical treatments to the most complicated treatments, blacks and other minorities receive poorer-quality care than whites. African-Americans who are college-educated do more poorly in terms of health than whites who are college-educated. And these racial differences in the quality and intensity of care persist for African-Americans irrespective of the quality of insurance that they have, irrespective of their education level, irrespective of their job status, irrespective of the severity of disease.
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WSJ-Logo wall streetCancer Diagnosis Galvanizes a Medical Student How a support network—and a special bond with his doctor—helped a 22-year-old med student fight lymphoma.
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Washington-PostThe Doctors Prescribed Me Pain Medication but Couldn't Help Me Stop Them. a first person narrative about one patient's struggle to extricate himself from opioid pain medications, and where he did and DIDN'T find help.
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