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October 17, 2017 | View Recording
Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, medical cannabis use, sleep disorders, arrhythmias, or other conditions such as hypoglycemia, can make for deadly road conditions when patients with these health issues insist on continuing to drive.
October 24, 2017 | View Recording
Given the high number of devices implanted in Americans for everything from arrhythmia to seizures and tremors, it’s time to talk about the resulting legal and ethical implications of these bionic health devices.
November 13, 2017 | Recording Not Available
One of the pillars of American health care is that primary care physicians refer their patients to specialists for complex diseases. However, this doesn’t happen for everyone. Wait lists, a lack of doctors in certain medical fields, money, and the geographic location of the patient all play a role in determining which patients will actually be treated by a specialist.
February 7, 2018 | View Recording
Runaway medical costs are a huge concern for patients needing expensive end-of-life care. Exorbitant ambulance, emergency room and hospital charges can financially ruin a family without providing a higher quality of life for the patient.
March 14, 2018 | Recording Not Available
The mental health system in the U.S. is in dire need of repair and appears to be failing some of our most vulnerable populations. 1 in 5 adolescents ages 13-18 have or will be diagnosed with a serious mental illness. Additionally, suicide is the third leading cause of death in youth ages 10-24. Despite the popularity of controversial television series like "13 Reasons Why", more dialogue is needed to begin addressing mental health issues in this population.
April 18, 2018 | View Recording
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., making this a critical issue to discuss in an open and low-risk environment.