A wide-ranging discussion of healthcare and health insurance issues by seven participants in a course called "Humanity in Perspective." The course was offered free at Willamette University and at Reed College to adults who are economically and/or educationally disadvantaged. In this conversation, moderated and edited by Professor Ivan Welty of Willamette University, the students speak from personal experience with the difficulties of the current healthcare system.
Dr. Eugene Uphoff, Portland family practice physician and one of the Mad as Hell Doctors who toured the US in September to build popular support for single payer, answers listener questions about the health care crisis. Hosted by Kevin Card and Peter Shapiro.
Excerpts from a special program on the health care crisis featuring Dr. Paul Hochfeld, Corvallis emergency room physician and one of the Mad as Hell Doctors who toured the country in September to build popular support for single payer. Interviewed by Peter Shapiro and Kevin Card.
Dr. Naimon talks with Accupuncturist and expert on Chinese MedicineEllen Goldsmith from the Pearl Natural Health Clinicabout staying healthy this fall and winter by following the precepts of Chinese Diet Therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Your diet and activity level controls your sense of harmony with the world, and, by extension, your health. Find out how.
This program is hosted by Clayton Morgareidge (pictured here) and deals with several areas of popular resistance to domination -- in political uprisings around the world, in courtrooms demanding restitution for medical errors, in demands for healthcare for immigrants, and in against the invasion of our culture by the military.
Doctors and hospitals make mistakes: how do patients get compensated? In their ongoing series The Left and the Law, attorney Mike Snedeker and Old Mole Jan Haaken puncture the myths about tort reform and malpractice suits that Republicans claim are driving up medical costs and driving good doctors out of business.
In light of last night's Gender Blender on gender discrimination on health care, I thought I'd share information about a new documentary I just heard about. Now in pre-production, Southern Comforted: Lives Touched by the Documentary, refers to the award winning documentary Southern Comfort, about the life and death of transgender man Robert Eads, who was refused treatment by more than a dozen medial professionals after he was diagnosed with ovariancancer. The new film, Southern Comforted: Lives Touched by the Documentary examines how trans health care has changed (or not changed) since Eads died in 1999. You can see a YouTube promo of the film here:
Hordes of Real Americans (TM) descended on Washington this weekend as the Teabaggers held their "Sept. 12" march and rally. You know, the kind of event where people are so patriotic they fly Confederate flags and call for the president to be sent to Kenya. It's all part of the continuing outbreak of Aggrieved White Man Syndrome, which is what happens when a privileged group begins to lose the prestige to which it feels entitled.