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The Health System of Taiwan: HCT Healthcare of Many Nations

Every once in a while, we like to take a moment and focus on health systems around the world. Today, we're looking at Taiwan, which made the...

Are Night Terrors Contagious? And Other Questions with Dr. Carroll

This week on the podcast, Aaron is talking about the flu, Idaho's extra-legal insurance experiment, and Medicaid work requirements. He's also going...

Lawsuits as a Tool to Stifle Research

Health research is difficult for a bunch of reasons. One of those reasons is the practice of using lawsuits to stifle research. A researcher finds...

AIDS Research and Cool Jobs in the Midwest/East Africa, featuring Dr. Rachel Vreeman

This week on the HCT podcast, we're talking to Dr. Rachel Vreeman, who is going to tell us about her super cool job. She works on a partnership...

Get Your Flu Shot! It's Not About You, OK?

It's not too late to get a flu shot! You may have heard that the flu shot this year is "less effective" than in earlier years. That may not mean...

Alcohol and Cancer and How We Think About Risk

Recently, there have been big, splashy headlines about how drinking ANY alcohol increases your risk of cancer. As usual, there's more to the story...

The Cost of Funding CHIP Just Went from $8 billion to $800 million. But It's Still Not Funded.

Thanks to a ridiculous accounting trick enabled by the new tax law, the cost of funding the Children's Health Insurance Program went from $8...

Trump's Opioid Plan Largely Skips Prevention. Sad.

Trump's White House commission on opioid abuse recently released recommendations on dealing with the opioid epidemic. The report was notably short...

Weight Loss Pills, Veggie Tots, and Various Existential Crises with John Green

This week, your host Dr. Aaron Carroll welcomes NYT best-selling author (and Healthcare Triage executive producer) John Green to the show. John and...

New Year, New News: CHiP, taxes, and Obamacare

We're back, and it's 2018, y'all. Let's talk about what's happeing with CHiP, taxes and the individual mandate, and the Obamacare exchanges. Aaron...

Should You Panic about the Breast Cancer/Birth Control Stories?

No. It turns out, media outlets sometimes sensationalize connections like this. Hormonal birth control is safe, and while it does come with some...

What's a Nurse Practitioner Do? Healthcare Triage Podcast

This time on the Healthcare Triage Podcast, we're talking about what exactly a nurse practitioner does. And what better way to learn about the gig...

A Close Look at the Poorly Crafted Birth Control Rule

A couple of months ago, the Trump administration's Department of Health and Human Services created an exemption to the Affordable Care Act's...

The Trump Administration's Plans for Medicare Premium Support

Senior Trump Administration official Seema Verma has written that Medicare is in financial trouble, and one step in fixing it is giving consumers...