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Daily Rounds: Safer CTs; High-Deductible Plans Triple; Disabled Kids Fight For Home Care; Risks Of Research; Michael Jackson's 'Surgery Addiction'

F.D.A. Urges Steps on CT Scanning - NYTimes.com "The Food and Drug Administration has concluded that manufacturers of CT scanners should do a better job of training and educating those who use their equipment, and that the machines themselves could be made safer by warning operators that a dangerously high radiation dose is about to be administered. "(The New York Times)

More Americans opt for high-deductible health insurance plans - latimes.com "Looking to save money in a weak economy, Americans increasingly are turning to health insurance plans with low premiums and high deductibles — prompting doctors and health experts to worry that consumers may be skipping routine care that could head off serious ailments." (Los Angeles Times)

NPR News Investigation: Families Fight To Care For Disabled Kids At Home : NPR "There's been a quiet revolution in the way the elderly and young people with disabilities get long-term health care. A new legal right has emerged for people in the Medicaid program to get that care at home, not in a nursing home. States, slowly, have started spending more on this "home and community based care." But there are barriers to change: Federal policies are contradictory and states face record budget deficits. As a result, for many in nursing homes — or trying to avoid entering one — this means the promise to live at home remains an empty promise." (npr.org)

Research, as a Business, Is Risky - Science in 2011 - NYTimes.com "Research, in any field of science, is not the risk-free business that might easily be supposed from the confident promises of scientific spokesmen or the daily reports of new advances." (The New York Times)

Jackson's mom: Michael was addicted to surgery - USATODAY.com "Katherine Jackson says she even once asked her son's surgeon to pretend that he'd operated on the pop singer's nose if he ever asked for another surgery. Jackson said on Monday's episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show that her son thought he was ugly when he was an adolescent and later "one day made up his mind to get his nose done."" (USA Today)

This program aired on November 9, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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