Robert Aronowitz on Risky Medicine

EconTalk | 9 November 2015 | 1h 10m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Should women get routine mammograms? Should men get regular PSA exams? Interview with Robert Aronowitz, author of “Risky Medicine”, about the increasing focus on risk reduction rather than health itself as a goal. Discusses the social and political forces that push us toward more preventive testing even when those tests have not been shown to be effective. A provocative look at the opportunity cost of risk-reduction.

Healing Healthcare

Beyond The Hype: Artificial Intelligence | 28 March 2018 | 0h 47m | Listen Later  | iTunes
How can AI put accessible, affordable healthcare into the hands of every person on Earth? Interview with Dr Ali Parsa, Founder and CEO of Babylon Health, which is developing cutting-edge AI for medical diagnosis. Describes the opportunities, challenges and implications of reinventing a $10 trillion industry using AI. Great perspectives on entrepreneurship, immigration and regulation.