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Friday, September 4, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Is prevention a medical cost-saver?
    Hardly a speech on health care goes by without President Obama mentioning how better prevention of disease can save money. It seems counter-intuitive, but some studies suggest that prevention doesn't reduce costs. Other experts contend that prevention can save money if it's focused on the problems of obesity or early detection of cancer in certain groups of people.9:06 a.m.
    Kenneth Thorpe: Professor in the department of health policy and management, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.
    Peter Neumann: Director of the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health at Tufts University.
  • Minute Clinic vs. a doctor visit
    A recent study from Rand Corporation suggests that care received from retail clinics are just as good and more affordable than seeing a physician in their clinic.9:45 a.m.
    Elizabeth McGlynn: Associate director at RAND Health.
  • Jane Goodall on the way to restore endangered species
    While extinctions still happen at a fast pace, some species are coming back, such as California condors and American crocodiles. Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall profiles these survival stories and others in her latest book.10:06 a.m.
    Jane Goodall: Scientist and author. Her new book, with Thane Maynard and Gail Hudson, is "Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink."

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