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Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right For You

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Making the right medical choices is harder than ever. We are overwhelmed by information from all sides: doctors' recommendations, dissenting expert opinions, statistics, the advice of friends, and a never-ending stream of drug company ads.

Producer's Note: Due to technical difficulties, the audio from today's program is not available. We apologize.

Monday on Up to Date, Steve Kraske welcomes Dr. Jerome Groopman, a New Yorker writer and author of the New York Times bestseller How Doctors Think, and his co-writer, wife and colleague at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Pamela Hartzband, to reveal the array of forces that can aid or impede our decision making. Their new book is Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What is Right For You

HEAR MORE: Dr. Jerome Groopman and Dr. Pamela Hartzband are the keynote speakers at Monday evening's Center for Practical Bioethics 18th annual Rosemary Flanigan Lecture. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. and is preceded by a 6 p.m. reception and takes place at the St. Joseph Medical Center Alex George Auditorium, Building D. Click for more details.

Jerome Groopman, MD, and Pamela Hartzband, MD, are on the staff of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, both in Boston. They have collaborated on articles for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New England Journal of Medicine, among other publications. Groopman, a staff writer for The New Yorker, is the author of four books, including the New York Times bestseller How Doctors Think.

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC and chief of broadcast operations for KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC. You can email him at stephen@kcur.org.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.