Where does a medical cure come from? 100 years ago, it wasn't uncommon for scientists to test medicines by taking a dose themselves. As medical technologies get cheaper and more accessible, patients and DIY tinkerers are trying something similar—and ...Show More

29:22 | Sep 26th, 2019

Many antibiotic pills we’ve relied on for decades to treat infections no longer work. It’s a global crisis. Hospitals are increasingly stumped. But where do resistant bugs come from?  In our final epi...Show More

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The Season Finale of Prognosis. Season 3 was all about antibiotic resistant bacteria. They definitely saved the scariest and most interestin...Show More

27:29 | Sep 12th, 2019

Joel Grimwood was almost certainly going to die. The pump that kept his failing heart going had become infected, and surgery after surgery had scraped away parts of his chest. Drugs didn’t work becaus...Show More

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Season 3 of Prognosis is discussing the rising threat of antibiotic resistant bacteria. This particular episode tells the story of how this ...Show More

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26:24 | Nov 5th, 2018

More than a million Americans suffer from Type 1 diabetes. The disease occurs when the pancreas mysteriously stops producing insulin, the hormone that converts food into energy. Modern medicine has be...Show More

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People are DIY'ing their own insulin pumps. Scary when you first hear about it but they seems to be doing it b/c its not available to purcha...Show More

25:39 | Jan 16th

Independent doctors are a vanishing breed. Hospitals have spent decades scooping up physician groups to build large, powerful health-care systems. The rationale was to increase efficiency and save mon...Show More

24:22 | Jan 9th

In 2020, Americans will spend almost $4 trillion on health care. Yet for all that spending, Americans overall tend to be less healthy and die younger than citizens of other wealthy nations. The cost o...Show More
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