18-42 Segment 1: Doctors’ Obesity Bias

Studies show that medical professionals are as biased as the rest of us against people who are overweight, resulting in lectures, misdiagnoses, and patients who start avoiding the doctor. Experts explain the problem, results, and what might be done about it.

18-42 Segment 2: Getting Rid of Those Old Style Hospital Gowns

Surveys show that hospital gowns are one of the things that most makes a hospital stay unpleasant. Finally hospitals may be moving to get rid of the old style gowns toward a less revealing, more dignified design that is still functional for healthcare workers. Experts discuss.

Medical Notes 18-42

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of October 21, 2018.