Podcast on the End of Medicine
Do you ever wonder if your doctor is really doing a thorough job when you go in for your yearly physical? I do. You go in and he/she hits your knee with a rubber hammer, runs a few blood tests and asks about any symptoms--all the time, checking their watch to make sure they can get to the next patient. What if a tumor is growing inside you or your arteries are clogging up faster than last night's dinner in the drain of your kitchen sink? Wouldn't you want to know in advance so that treatment could be started immediately before your life is threatened? Well, soon you might.br /br /Today we are joined by Andy Kessler, the author of the new book, a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=as2path=ASIN/006113029Xtag=wwwviolentkicomcamp=1789creative=9325"The End of Medicine : How Silicon Valley (and Naked Mice) Will Reboot Your Doctor./aimg src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=006113029X" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" / He talks to us about new technology (including his exerience with having a virtual colonoscopy), how Silicon Valley can assist in bringing healthcare prices down to scale, and how socialized medicine might be an impediment to living longer. br /br /You can listen to the podcast a href="http://podcasts.instapundit.com/AndyKessler.mp3"by clicking here/a or via a href="http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=116559643s=143441"subscribing to iTunes./a There's a lo-fi version for dialup a href="http://www.instapundit.com/extra_archives/2006_02.php#028499"here,/a and a complete podcast archive a href="http://instapundit.com/archives/cat_podcasts.php"here/a. You can leave any suggestions or comments below.
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