Midmorning ceased broadcast on February 20, 2012 and was replaced by The Daily Circuit.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

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  • A call for docs to use a checklist
    It might come as a shock to patients, but some doctors perform procedures or diagnoses based largely on memory. One surgeon insists that a simple checklist can prevent mistakes that wind up costing lives and health.9:06 a.m.
    Atul Gawande, MD: Author of "The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right." He's a surgeon who practices at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He also writes for the New Yorker.
  • Inside the world of genetic medicine
    Genetic medicine started as a subspecialty of pediatrics to identify and treat an inherited disease. As genomic science expands, and more rare diseases are discovered and understood, it has been brought to the forefront of preventive care.10:06 a.m.
    Robert Marion, MD: Professor of pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is director of clinical genetics at both the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and the Blythedale Children's Hospital in NY. His latest book is "Genetic Rounds."

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