17-13 Segment 1: Difficult Patients

Patients used to accept doctors’ orders without question. Today, more are challenging their doctors’ opinions. However, even those who do it politely are likely to be labeled “difficult.”

17-13 Segment 2: Rudeness

Studies show a rudeness epidemic in the US, and that people are profoundly affected when they experience or even witness it occurring to someone else.

Medical Notes 17-13

A look at important medical, health and science headlines for the week of March 26.

17-12 Segment 1: Shortening the Course of Antibiotics

Since the introduction of antibiotics doctors have prescribed courses of treatment that typically ran longer than necessary but bacterial resistance is forcing a reevaluation.

17-12 Segment 2: Crippling Anxiety

Anxiety is normal, but too much can be crippling. An author and anxiety sufferer discusses the nature of crippling anxiety and what people can do about it.

Medical Notes 17-12

A look at important medical, health and science headlines for the week of March 19.

17-11 Segment 1: Tone Deafness

Many people sing badly and think they’re tone deaf, but a surprisingly low proportion of them truly can’t tell one note from another.

17-11 Segment 2: Hangovers

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches an expert discusses why hangovers occur and what might work to prevent them and recover from them.

Medical Notes 17-11

A look at important medical, health and science headlines for the week of March 12.

FDA search

17-10 Segment 1: Remaking the FDA

Some FDA commissioner candidates have proposed radical reform. Experts discuss what reform might look like and what the FDA needs to better succeed.

confused doctor

17-10 Segment 2: Misconstrued Body Basics

Many people have questions about their bodies that seem so silly, they never bring them up with their doctors.

Medical Notes 17-10

A quick look at important medical, health and science headlines for the week of March 5.