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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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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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26. Scientific Gatekeepers in the Age of Twitter: A Journal Editor’s Perspective


Dr. Brahmajee Nallamothu discusses financial incentives of publishing, ideological biases in medical journals, the peer review process, the Twitter effect, and a new editorial position of independent troller!
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25. Exposing Medical Students to Free Market Ethics and Principles


US medical schools overwhelmingly support centralization of healthcare and health care decision-making. That is not a surprise since, over the decades, academic institutions have greatly benefited from healthcare policy.
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