Daily Rounds: Stem Cell Ruling; ‘Car Talk’ Medicine; Harvard Pilgrim On Costs

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A federal judge's ruling against stem cell research leads The New York Times today, and Children's Hospital Boston's George Q. Daley talks about how disruptive it will be to labs. But the real "reader" today is David Brooks on our mental flabbiness, beginning with a description of a 19th-century mastectomy.

How can we resist touting WBUR's own Car Talk? Trisha Torrey, a "patient empowerment" blogger, explains how doctors should be more like Click and Clack.

The Boston Globe features the Harvard Pilgrim CEO talking about reducing health care costs:
Harvard Pilgrim on Costs

This program aired on August 24, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth section.