Don't Believe The Healthcare Hype (w/Dr. Nina Shapiro)


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How can patients and caregivers cut through exaggerated claims, ignore bad advice, and tell what's real and what's not on the internet? Dr. Nina Shapiro, UCLA Professor of Head and Neck Surgery, pediatric ENT specialist, and author of "Hype" teaches us during this LIVE show! We talk about the Dunning-Kruger Effect, being a surgeon and writing a book during OR room turnover time, how doctors use Google, what's up with those "Best Doctor" publications, predatory journals, medical cocaine, the merits and detriments of appearing on The Doctors, teaching patients vs. teaching healthcare professionals, advice from a pediatric ENT to referring pediatricians and paramedics, giving bad news to parents/children, pediatric end-of-life, why respiratory therapists and surgical techs are the most under-appreciated folks in the hospital, how bad morale makes bad work ethics, how surgeons police themselves, the challenges of academic medicine, are new residents going to be good doctors the way they are trained now, are children anti-fragile, are we inducing needle fear in children 4-7 years old, why you shouldn't listen to Hollywood about pretty much anything, why wearable exercise devices aren't all they're cracked up to be, the dangers of drinking too much water, how kids get sleep apnea, the VIP effect in patient care, should you ask to not have residents or interns care for you, why doctors are the worst patients, how can we relieve anxiety and pain in pediatric patients WITHOUT drugs. Visit for links, audio podcast, and more. Email me with comments and suggestions, and please subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! Become a supporter on or for future CME credits, exclusive live videos, and much more.

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