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Michel Accad, MD, practices cardiology and internal medicine in San Francisco, offering individualized care in a free-market setting. His blog about health care and medicine is He also co-hosts the Accad And Koa Report podcast.

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31. Is Moral Injury the Cause of Physician Burnout?


Physician burnout has attained epidemic proportions. The true causes of this epidemic remain hotly contested but our two distinguished guests have recently published an essay whose thesis has resonated with many doctors.
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30. Beyond EBM: Case-Based Reasoning and the Integration of Clinical Knowledge


Can anyone question evidence-based medicine and not be considered some kind of fringe lunatic? Fortunately it’s possible, as will be demonstrated by our guest, Mark Tonelli.
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29. Why Hippocrates Still Matters


For most doctors, Hippocrates is a quaint figure of the past with hardly any relevance to the modern practice of medicine. We may label him as the “father of medicine,” but we have no idea what really connects us to him.
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28. Jeanne Lenzer: The Case for Tougher Medical Device Regulation


Are doctors patsies for the medical device industry? Are patients put in harm’s way for lack of tough standards on new device approvals? We examine the question with Jeanne Lenzer.
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27. The Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic: a Medical Historian’s Perspective


Guest Dr. William Rothstein looks at the patterns of coronary mortality rates throughout the world over the last 8 decades and calls into question received notions about this disease.
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