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Is Marijuana Harmful to Health?
 
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There's just no way to talk about marijuana without someone completely misinterpreting what I say. Some of you are going to call me a fascist for saying anything bad about pot. Others are going to attack me for not coming down on it hard enough. But the truth of the matter is that many things that are far more dangerous than pot are totally legal in this country. That's not my opinion, it's what scientific studies show us. No one is saying marijuana is totally safe. But is it so bad for you that it should be illegal, even though it has benefits? Watch and decide. Happy weed day. Those of you who want to read more and see references can go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=54913 And, yes, we do know about the new study on brain development, which came out long after we taped. But as with a lot of research, it's being totally misinterpreted by the media. Go check out the references to see a nice article where the author of the study says the same thing. John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 936238 Healthcare Triage
The Healthcare System of France
 
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We've covered the United States and Canada. today, we cross the Atlantic to discuss the healthcare System in France. Their system is a combination of universal social insurance with some optional private overlays. It's expensive (relative to most), but it's arguably the best in the world. Watch and learn why. Those of you who want to read more and see references can go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=55033 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 170751 Healthcare Triage
Healthcare in Germany
 
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The last international health care system we covered – Singapore – got a great response from all of you. This week. We head back to Europe. Specifically, we're going to Germany. Their universal health care system is based on the principles of Bismark, which say that the state should provide only for those unable to provide for themselves. It's a private insurance system, and it's the topic of this week's Healthcare Triage. Those of you who want to read more and see references can go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=57058 Additionally, Aaron's new book is out! Please consider buying a copy. He'd really appreciate it! http://dontputthatinthere.com/#buy_the_book John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 248071 Healthcare Triage
The Healthcare System of the United States
 
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We've been getting a lot of requests to talk about the health care systems of different countries. It's really hard to compress the complexities of each into an episode, but we're going to try. First up is the United States. Others will follow, including next week. Make sure you subscribe above so you don't miss any upcoming episodes! Here are references for all the stuff I talk about: John's video on health care costs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSjGouBmo0M Aaron's series on costs: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/what-makes-the-us-health-care-system-so-expensive-introduction/ Aaron's series on quality: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/how-do-we-rate-the-quality-of-the-us-health-care-system-introduction/ John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 406549 Healthcare Triage
Healthcare in Singapore
 
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Singapore is a small city-state that likely isn't as well known to you as some of the other countries we've discussed before. But they've got one of the most fascinating health care systems around. It's cheap, it's pretty much universal, and it achieves some amazingly strong outcomes. It's also much different in structure than other systems we've covered before. Watch and learn - you'll be glad you did. If you want to learn more, there's pretty much only one book you need to read. It's short, it's awesome, and it's still free in Kindle format. It's called Affordable Excellence: The Singapore Health System, and you can get a copy here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CDUS7WS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00CDUS7WS&linkCode=as2&tag=dotswyogu-20 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 156163 Healthcare Triage
RAND and the Moral Hazard: Healthcare Triage #10
 
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As we've explained in previous episodes, insurance is complicated. Even John gets confused (watch the video!). But there's a reason we have all these deductibles, co-pays, and co-insurance. It's because of the moral hazard, and a very important research study known as the RAND Health Insurance Experiment. Watch this episode and learn all about it. Make sure you subscribe above so you don't miss any upcoming episodes! Here's more info on the RAND HIE: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/the-moral-hazard/ John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen - Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 79019 Healthcare Triage
Diets! Which Ones Work for Losing Weight and Keeping it Off?
 
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There are so, so many diets out there. Some are low in fat, others are low in carbs. Some involve special foods, others tell you to avoid them. So what's the best diet for you? Watch and learn! Most of the data for this episode comes from this recent paper in JAMA: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1900510 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 106375 Healthcare Triage
Exercise is NOT the Key to Weight Loss
 
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Last week I talked about the many ways exercise is awesome. This week I want to focus on one way it's not. Weight loss. Sorry, but that's the topic of this week's Healthcare Triage. Those of you who want to read more can go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=64147 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo And the housekeeping: 1) You can support Healthcare Triage on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr Every little bit helps make the show better! 2) Check out our Facebook page: http://goo.gl/LnOq5z 3) We still have merchandise available at http://www.hctmerch.com
Views: 210814 Healthcare Triage
Breakfast. Take it. Or leave it.
 
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Lately, I've become a target for people who like to tell me that "I'm doing nutrition" wrong. Evidently, some people don't agree with my plea, "Don't judge" when it comes to what others eat. One of the things that horrifies my friends is that I don't eat breakfast. I'm just not hungry in the morning. A cup of coffee, and that's all I need until lunch. I've been that way for decades. This means that I'm subjected to periodic lectures on how breakfast is "the most important meal of the day". Yeah, that's a myth. It's also the topic of this week's Healthcare Triage. Those of you who want to read more can go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=69839 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo And the housekeeping: 1) You can support Healthcare Triage on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr Every little bit helps make the show better! 2) Check out our Facebook page: http://goo.gl/LnOq5z 3) We still have merchandise available at http://www.hctmerch.com
Views: 115707 Healthcare Triage
Test Characteristics: How Accurate was that Test?
 
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Does a positive test mean that you have a disease? Does a negative test mean you're healthy? Unfortunately, the answer to both these questions isn't a definitive "yes". How good a test is depends on it's sensitivity and specificity. Learn about both, and why understanding these test characteristics is so important. Next week we'll talk about what this all means in part II of this series, The Bayes Theorem. The Vermont Study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3611728/ John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen - Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 61951 Healthcare Triage
Video Games Don't Cause Violent Behavior
 
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Everyone just knows that violence is on the rise, especially among kids. Everyone just knows that violent video games have something to do with it. Except violence isn't on the rise, as we showed in our "Sky isn't falling episode". And there's really no evidence that video games are the cause of violence anyway. Step away from my video games! Those of you who want to read more and see references can go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=55217 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 256357 Healthcare Triage
What You Should Eat. Well, What Aaron Eats.
 
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You can support Healthcare Triage on Patreon! We're raising money to make the show sustainable, and you can help. http://www.patreon.com/healthcaretriage I spend a lot of time writing and talking about what isn't true. Over the past few months, we've had lots of episodes talking about how many nutrition recommendations aren't supported by science. I've argued that what many people are telling you may be inaccurate. In response, lots of you have asked me what nutrition recommendations should say. The truth is that it's much easier to tell you what not to do, than to tell you what to do. But we don't avoid the hard questions. Recently I shared my nutrition recommendations over at the Upshot at the New York Times, and they were surprisingly popular. So I'm going to share them with you, here on Healthcare Triage You should go read that piece, which all of this is based on. References and links can be found there: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/21/upshot/simple-rules-for-healthy-eating.html Want a poster of the information in today's episode? It's free and available here: http://ow.ly/NaESK John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 117538 Healthcare Triage
Dietary Salt Recommendations Don't Line Up with Recent Evidence
 
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Salty foods are delicious, but for decades we've been told that sodium in our diets is a bad thing. Recent studies suggest that while limiting salt intake is probably a good idea for people with high blood pressure, it probably isn't helpful for people who don't have blood pressure issues. In fact, an extremely low salt diet may even be more harmful than a more standard intake. John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo And the housekeeping: 1) You can support Healthcare Triage on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr Every little bit helps make the show better! 2) Check out our Facebook page: http://goo.gl/LnOq5z 3) We still have merchandise available at http://www.hctmerch.com
Views: 54514 Healthcare Triage
Cholesterol Isn't Quite as Bad as You've Been Told
 
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Cholesterol! For decades it's been demonized as the reason so many people have heart disease. We 've been watching it, and avoiding it like the plague. Why? Does that do any good? The answer may surprise – and depress you. This is Healthcare Triage. For those of you who want to read more, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=61787 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 74378 Healthcare Triage
IUDs Are Pretty Great. So Why Aren't They More Popular?
 
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Everyone talks about condoms as a way to prevent pregnancy. They're good, but nowhere near perfect. The pill is even better. But want to know what's amazing? Intrauterine devices, or IUDs. Why don't women use IUDs? They were pretty rare for a long time. But they're making a resurgence. They're also the topic of this week's Healthcare Triage. Those of you who want to read more can go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=65152 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo And the housekeeping: 1) You can support Healthcare Triage on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr Every little bit helps make the show better! 2) Check out our Facebook page: http://goo.gl/LnOq5z 3) We still have merchandise available at http://www.hctmerch.com
Views: 69492 Healthcare Triage
Healthcare in England
 
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We've done the US, Canada, and France. None of them are really socialized healthcare systems. To get at that, we need to go look at a system like that of the UK. More specifically, we're going to talk about England's National Health Service. See what a real "government run" system looks like, how it compares to yours, and what's good (and not so good) about it. For those of you who want more information or references, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=55536 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 228305 Healthcare Triage
Number Needed to Treat: Treatments Don't Work Like You Think They Work
 
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One of the problems with the way we discuss health interventions is that we see them in black and white. Something is either good for you or bad for you. Things are rarely that simple, though. Moreover, there's "good for you" and "GOOD FOR YOU". How do you tell the difference? Watch and learn. Almost all of the data for this came from the amazing website TheNNT (http://thennt.com). You can go there to see those and more. Additionally, Aaron's new book is out! Please consider buying a copy. He'd really appreciate it! http://dontputthatinthere.com/#buy_the_book John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 67906 Healthcare Triage
Cold Weather Myths: Healthcare Triage
 
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Get Healthcare Triage merchandise! http://dft.ba/-HCTmerch Is there a mother out there who doesn't warn their children that going out in the cold is going to make them sick? Have you heard that old chestnut about losing all of your body's heat through your head? Do you think drinking alcohol will warm you up? All myths! We'll discuss them on this week's Healthcare Triage. For those of you who want to read more, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=60130 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 110373 Healthcare Triage
Switzerland's Healthcare Explained!
 
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Switzerland! It's a gorgeous alpine nation of 8 million people. It's a parliamentary republic made up of 26 cantons. I've never been, but I hear great things about it. The country should free to fly us over so we can learn even more. But what I do know about its healthcare system, I'll be telling you in this episode of Healthcare Triage. Those of you who want to read more and see references can go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=57335 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 107420 Healthcare Triage
The Evidence for Low-Fat Diets Isn't Really There
 
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Last week I talked to you about dietary cholesterol, and how the existing randomized controlled trials warned us that they wouldn't work. Now, it appears those guidelines might be changed, decades later. Cholesterol isn't the only recommendation that is controversial. So are the ones on fat. Prepare to get annoyed. For those of you who want to read more, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=61881 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 67240 Healthcare Triage
Are Artificial Sweeteners Harmful?
 
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Our episode on Organic food was a hit, but lots of you had questions in the comments asking about the safety of artificial sweeteners. We live to serve, so this week's episode is about the research in that area. These chemicals get a bad rap, but you might be surprised by what you learn by watching. Send your hate tweets to Aaron. He's used to them. Make sure you subscribe above so you don't miss any upcoming episodes! Here are references for all the stuff I talk about: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=53215 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen - Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 226193 Healthcare Triage
Malpractice, Healthcare Costs, and Tort Reform
 
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For better or for worse, whenever many are asked about how they would help control spending in the US health-care system, tort reform always seems to be one of the first things offered as a solution. That's because there's a malpractice crisis! And tort reform will cure it! Except, neither of those things is really true. Watch and learn why not. Those of you who want to read more and see references can go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=55842 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 45180 Healthcare Triage
The EpiPen and What's Wrong with American Healthcare
 
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Three times in the last two weeks, people - a patient, a colleague and my wife - told me stories about how out of control the price of EpiPens were. Monday, my New York Times colleagues recounted in detail how expensive the devices have become in recent years. All tell the tale of how much even basic health care can cost in the United States. But by digging a bit further, the story of EpiPens can also explain so much of what's wrong with our health care system. That's the topic of this week's Healthcare Triage. This episode was adapted from a column Aaron wrote for The Upshot. Links to further reading and sources can be found there: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/24/upshot/the-epipen-a-case-study-in-health-care-system-dysfunction.html John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo And the housekeeping: 1) You can support Healthcare Triage on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr Every little bit helps make the show better! 2) Check out our Facebook page: http://goo.gl/LnOq5z 3) We still have merchandise available at http://www.hctmerch.com
Views: 59578 Healthcare Triage
Assessing Utilities: How Much Risk Are You Willing to Take?
 
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When we are judging the cost-effectiveness of a treatment or intervention, we're really asking how much bang for the buck we're getting for our healthcare spending. That can be relatively easy when we're talking about life and death. But how do we measure improvements in quality? The most widely used method is through the use of utility values, and we'll show you how we calculate those in this week's Healthcare Triage. For those of you who want to read more, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=61426 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 32816 Healthcare Triage
Australian Health Care
 
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Healthcare Triage has merchandise! Get mugs and posters here: http://dft.ba/-HCTmerch It's been a while since we've done an international health care system episode. We thought you might need a break. That break ends now. Australia has the only continental, universal health care system, and it's topic of this week's Healthcare Triage. For those of you who want to read more, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=59785 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 151376 Healthcare Triage
Canada's Healthcare System Explained!
 
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Last week we discussed the United States health care system. This week we discuss Canada's. We also take some time to bust some myths about their single payer health care system. Fight about it in the comments below. Make sure you subscribe above so you don't miss any upcoming episodes! References for a lot of the "myths" about Canada can be found here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/in-defense-of-canada/ Aaron's series on quality is here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/how-do-we-rate-the-quality-of-the-us-health-care-system-introduction/ Canadian wait time data is here: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/qual/acces/prov-eng.php John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen - Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 422213 Healthcare Triage
Vaccines and Herd Immunity
 
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In the last few years the rates of vaccine preventable illness have been on the rise. This isn't just something that's happening in the United States – it's happening throughout the world. Often, these outbreaks begin with unvaccinated people. They spread through them, too. Outbreaks occur because of a breakdown in herd immunity. That's the topic of this week's Healthcare Triage. Those of you who want to read more and see references can go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=57180 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 141622 Healthcare Triage
The Science of Opioids
 
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Thanks, in part, to the generous support of the NIHCM, this month we are releasing four special episodes on Opioids. We hope you enjoy them. This week's episode: The Science of Opioids - How do opioids work? We look at the physiological processes that let opioids produce their effects in human bodies. Those of you who want to read more can go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=70538 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo And the housekeeping: 1) You can support Healthcare Triage on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr Every little bit helps make the show better! 2) Check out our Facebook page: http://goo.gl/LnOq5z 3) We still have merchandise available at http://www.hctmerch.com
Views: 209859 Healthcare Triage
What We Know about Pot in 2017
 
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Marijuana!You guys always want to know more about pot from Healthcare Triage. It's also one of the most controversial and complex subjects we cover. And it's time for an update on what we know, versus what we think, when it comes to the drug. That's the topic of this week's Healthcare Triage. You can find more information, and read the study we reference here: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=24625&_ga=1.198930671.1791292794.1484233196 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo And the housekeeping: 1) You can support Healthcare Triage on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr Every little bit helps make the show better! 2) Check out our Facebook page: http://goo.gl/LnOq5z 3) We still have merchandise available at http://www.hctmerch.com
Views: 1561160 Healthcare Triage
What's the Deal with E-cigarettes and Vaping?
 
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Healthcare Triage has merchandise! Get it here: http://dft.ba/-HCTmerch I've found that of almost all of the topics I write about over at my blog, the one that stirs up the most controversy, the one that generates me the most hate, the most emails and the most tweets is e-cigarettes. Defenders of them are very passionate, and surprisingly organized. Those that dislike them are no less dedicated. But let's get past the rhetoric. E-cigarettes are the topic of this week's Healthcare Triage. For those of you who want to read more, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=60386 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 145543 Healthcare Triage
Sleep: Are You Getting Enough? Probably Not
 
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We've got mugs and posters! Get 'em here: http://dft.ba/-HCTmerch Sleep! It's probably the one single thing we spend the most time doing. Sleeping eight hours a night means that you'd spend literally one third of your life asleep. But most of us are getting less than that, and we probably need more. Sleep is important! It's also the topic of this week's Healthcare Triage. For those of you who want to read more, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=61025 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 122735 Healthcare Triage
You Probably Don't Need to Be on that Gluten-free Diet
 
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This is another one of those videos that I expect many of you to hate. Gluten is surprisingly polarizing. Of course, most of the evidence that many of you will throw at me are anecdotes. And we all know that the plural of "anecdote" is not "data". So let's talk about gluten, and whether a gluten-free diet is for you. "Spoiler" – for the vast majority of you, the answer is "no". For those of you who want to read more or see references, look here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=57683 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 192042 Healthcare Triage
HCT News #1: Eat More Salt
 
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Healthcare Triage is almost one year old. To celebrate, we're going to give you… more Healthcare Triage. Two episodes a week. Monday will be a traditional episode, full of all the detail and knowledge you've come to expect. But a second episode, on Friday, will be more of a newsy episode. We're going to cover topics that have been floating around social media and your favorite websites. It's Healthcare Triage News. Today's episode is about Ebola and salt. Enjoy! John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 51927 Healthcare Triage
Sitting vs. Standing. Is Your Sedentary Life Killing You?
 
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Is sitting bad for you? It turns out, sitting is really, really bad for you. Sitting at your desk could shorten your life. So get up and walk around, OK? Last week I talked about the many ways exercise is awesome. This week I want to focus on one way it's not. Weight loss. Sorry, but that's the topic of this week's Healthcare Triage. Those of you who want to read more can go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=64147 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo And the housekeeping: 1) You can support Healthcare Triage on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr Every little bit helps make the show better! 2) Check out our Facebook page: http://goo.gl/LnOq5z 3) We still have merchandise available at http://www.hctmerch.com
Views: 121641 Healthcare Triage
Myths About Antibiotics: Healthcare Triage #11
 
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Antibiotics are one of the greatest medical innovations ever, responsible for saving something like a gazillion lives. But today, we're worried about overusing them, and there are concerns that one day they won't really work anymore. There are lots of misconceptions about antibiotics, and in this week's episode we're going to tackle a lot of them. Make sure you subscribe above so you don't miss any upcoming episodes! Those of you who want to read more and see references can go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=52679 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen - Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 95953 Healthcare Triage
You're Probably not Dehydrated: The Eight Glasses of Water a Day Myth
 
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How much water should you drink every day? Not as much as you've been told. This summer, like many summers before it, has seen a rash of articles warning us not only that is dehydration is dangerous, but that it is also ubiquitous. Real dehydration, when your body has lost a significant amount of water because of illness, excessive exercise or sweating, or an inability to drink, is a serious issue. But people with clinical dehydration almost always have symptoms of some sort. These reports are worried about something completely different. They fear that otherwise healthy adults and children are walking around dehydrated, so many that dehydration has reached epidemic proportions. Under scrutiny, however, this assertion fails to hold water. That's the topic of this week's Healthcare Triage. This was based on a piece Aaron wrote for the Upshot a while ago. If you want to read more, links can be found there: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/25/upshot/no-you-do-not-have-to-drink-8-glasses-of-water-a-day.html John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo And the housekeeping: 1) You can support Healthcare Triage on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr Every little bit helps make the show better! 2) Check out our Facebook page: http://goo.gl/LnOq5z 3) We still have merchandise available at http://www.hctmerch.com
Views: 116641 Healthcare Triage
Marijuana Intoxication and Driving
 
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Healthcare Triage Merchandise! http://dft.ba/-HCTmerch How much does weed affect your driving? Why is it on the news so much? This is Healthcare triage News. For those of you who want to read more, here's the report I reference: http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/nti/pdf/812117-Drug_and_Alcohol_Crash_Risk.pdf John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 53284 Healthcare Triage
Survival vs Mortality Rates: Healthcare Triage #7
 
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Almost every time someone wants to proclaim the US to be the "best in the world" in health care, they point to survival rates. Those refer to the percent of people who live a certain amount of time after they've been diagnosed with a disease. But there are real problems in using survival rates to compare the quality of care across systems. The metric people should be using is mortality rates. And when we compare mortality rates, we don't look nearly as good. Why is this important? Glad you asked. We answer in this week's episode. Make sure you subscribe above so you don't miss any upcoming episodes! This happens to be one of Aaron's pet peeves. He's written on it many, many times at his blog. Many posts, all of which are chock full of links and references, can be found here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/tag/survival-rate/ John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://twitter.com/realjohngreen http://twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 63843 Healthcare Triage
Are Home Births Safe?
 
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There are few things that seem to polarize people more quickly than home births. That's the topic of the week's Healthcare Triage. This was adapted from a column Aaron wrote for the Upshot. Links to references and further readings can be found there: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/26/upshot/how-to-make-home-birth-a-safer-option.html John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo And the housekeeping: 1) You can support Healthcare Triage on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr Every little bit helps make the show better! 2) Check out our Facebook page: http://goo.gl/LnOq5z 3) We still have merchandise available at http://www.hctmerch.com
Views: 39477 Healthcare Triage
The History of Opioids
 
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Thanks, in part, to the generous support of the NIHCM, this month we are releasing four special episodes on Opioids. We hope you enjoy them. This week's episode: The History of Opioids - We will give a historical overview of people and opioids. We will look at when people first started using opioids, how they've changed over the years, and ways that they've been both amazingly positive as really effective painkillers and devastating to individuals and social orders. We will explore the early accounts of opiate use, addiction, and treatment, and touch on the Opium Wars in China. The evolution from raw opium latex to the powerful drugs derived from opium today traces a clear history of increasing addiction as opioids were available in more and more powerful preparations. Those of you who want to read more can go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=70453 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo And the housekeeping: 1) You can support Healthcare Triage on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr Every little bit helps make the show better! 2) Check out our Facebook page: http://goo.gl/LnOq5z 3) We still have merchandise available at http://www.hctmerch.com
Views: 70783 Healthcare Triage
What Kills Us? How We Understand Risk.
 
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One of the things that baffles me about people is how they completely misunderstand risk. Lots of my friends panic about things that have no real chance of killing them, but ignore the things that will. This can lead us to make irrational decisions, and sometimes irrational policy. What really will kill us? Watch and learn. Make sure you subscribe above so you don't miss any upcoming episodes! References can be found here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=53600 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen - Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 77151 Healthcare Triage
Obamacare and October 1st: Healthcare Triage #1
 
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http://www.healthcare.gov Healthcare Triage is a new series from Dr. Aaron Carroll and the team behind Crash Course and Mental Floss Videos. In this episode, Aaron gets a visit from noted hypochondriac John Green, and allays some of his fears about Obamacare. He provides an overview of what is going to happen on October 1st, when the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare, goes into effect. Aaron will talk stuff like individual mandates, subsidies, and the three-legged stool of Obamacare, which is not a real stool. You'll learn who exactly is affected by the changes on October 1st, get a brief tour of healthcare.gov, and learn a little about alien alternative medicine, which also isn't even real. The rest of the video is totally real. All this, plus the aforementioned metaphorical furniture should make this pretty hard to resist. Read more on Aaron's blog: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/ Written by Aaron Carroll Produced by Stan Muller Graphics by Mark Olsen http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 315246 Healthcare Triage
Exercise, Weight Loss, and Big Soda
 
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Exercise isn't the key to weight loss. Still. But food companies want to convince you otherwise. This is Healthcare Triage News. Go read more about this here: http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j1638 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen – Graphics Meredith Danko – Social Media http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo And the housekeeping: 1) You can support Healthcare Triage on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr Every little bit helps make the show better! 2) Check out our Facebook page: http://goo.gl/LnOq5z 3) We still have merchandise available at http://www.hctmerch.com
Views: 28701 Healthcare Triage
Diagnoses, Predictive Values, and Whether You're Sick or Not: NPV and PPV
 
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Housekeeping first: 1) You can support Healthcare Triage on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr Every little bit helps make the show better! 2) Check out our Facebook page: http://goo.gl/LnOq5z We've covered test characteristics like sensitivity and specificity before, and we've even covered how you can use those values to make decisions about what results mean about your health. But sensitivity and specificity don't have a meaning that people usually understand. What people want to know are other values, what we might call the positive predictive and negative predictive values. But there are problems with those metrics. They're the topic of this week's Healthcare Triage. For those of you who want to read more, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=63074 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 28754 Healthcare Triage
Update on Supplements: Healthcare Triage News - 04/03/2015
 
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One of the most common things you all seem obsessed about is supplements. I get questions from Healthcare Triage viewers all the time. You're obsessed. We've covered them before here on Healthcare Triage News as well. But there's more news, so here's another episodes. Updates on supplements today on Healthcare Triage News: For those of you who want to read more, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=62003 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 25067 Healthcare Triage
Booze Isn't All Bad
 
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While we have discussed the dangerous effects of alcohol abuse and misuse, that doesn't mean it's always bad. Besides being part of many complex and delicious beverages, there are any number of studies which show that alcohol is linked to health benefits. That doesn't mean it's all good news, either, or that the evidence is a slam dunk. There's certainly enough, though, to warrant a thorough review. That's the topic of this week's Healthcare Triage. This was adapted from a column Aaron wrote for the Upshot. Links to further reading and references can be found there: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/22/upshot/alcohols-effect-on-health-what-the-science-says.html John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo And the housekeeping: 1) You can support Healthcare Triage on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr Every little bit helps make the show better! 2) Check out our Facebook page: http://goo.gl/LnOq5z 3) We still have merchandise available at http://www.hctmerch.com
Views: 69476 Healthcare Triage
The Milk-Industrial Complex: Why You Don't Need to Drink Milk
 
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Readers of Aaron's blog know of his beef with the milk industrial complex. Why does milk, of all beverages, get a pass in our efforts to reduce everyone's caloric intake? Why is it encouraged, when all others are shunned? Is it because you need the calcium? Is it because it makes your bones stronger? Watch, and learn why the milk emperor has no clothes. Make sure you subscribe above so you don't miss any upcoming episodes! References can be found here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=54205 John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen - Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 373295 Healthcare Triage
The Doctor Shortage in the US: Is It a Real Thing?
 
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Many people have to wait too long to see a doctor. And it could get worse. If, as many people believe, we have a shortage of doctors in the United States, then it follows that we can fix this only by training and hiring more physicians. As with almost everything in our health care system, though, it's complicated. Some people think there's no shortage at all - just a poor distribution of the doctors we have. That's the topic of this week's Healthcare Triage. This episode was adapted from a column Aaron wrote for the Upshot. Links to sources and further reading can be found there: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/08/upshot/a-doctor-shortage-lets-take-a-closer-look.html John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo And the housekeeping: 1) You can support Healthcare Triage on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr Every little bit helps make the show better! 2) Check out our Facebook page: http://goo.gl/LnOq5z 3) We still have merchandise available at http://www.hctmerch.com
Views: 50415 Healthcare Triage
Honey, High Fructose Corn Syrup, and the Problems with Nutrition Research
 
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Just a few weeks ago, a study was published in the Journal of Nutrition that many reports in the news media said proved that honey was no better than sucrose as a sweetener, and that high-fructose corn syrup was no worse. But did it? This study, and what it says about nutrition research in general, are the topics of this week's Healthcare Triage. This is based on a column Aaron wrote for the Upshot. References can all be found in links there: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/27/upshot/surprising-honey-study-shows-woes-of-nutrition-research.html Episode references: Weight Loss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdY-NJq6zVQ Dietary Guidelines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhEwfaFLrd0 Exercise and Weight Loss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCtn4Ap8kDM Coffee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly1NjibK79U Milk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzyFZcuHmeI Red Meat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOVBOwbqcT8 Artificial Sweeteners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf82FfX-wuU John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 83384 Healthcare Triage