Friday, April 29, 2011 | Categories: Past Episodes |
This week, why it's healthy to be skeptical. We look at the pressure on health care workers to upgrade their credentials, and whether these credentials are a reliable way for patients to feel confident their doctors and nurses know what they're doing.
You'll also hear a conversation about the medical terms used by doctors to describe what ails you, and how those terms are designed to get your attention.
And if you're tempted to believe everything you learn from the media about medical research, health journalist Garry Schwitzer may change your mind. He publishes HealthNewsReview.org, a website that challenges the accuracy of health news stories.
Tune in Saturday at 11 am (11:30 am NT) and again on Monday at 11:30 am (3:30 pm NT) on CBC Radio One. Or, click below to listen to the show right now, or download the podcast: