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  • Each week, physician and economist Dr. Bapu Jena will dig into a fascinating study at the intersection of economics and healthcare. He takes on questions like: Why do kids with summer birthdays get the flu more often? Can surviving a hurricane help you live longer? What do heart surgery and grocery-store pricing have in common?
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Episodes
  • Aug 5 2022

    Beyond the immediate casualties, school shootings have costs — for survivors, and for the rest of us.

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    27 mins
  • Jul 29 2022

    Hospitals compete for prime spots on the U.S. News rankings — but could those lists be doing more harm than good? 

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    32 mins
  • Jul 22 2022

    Our cognitive health can change as we get older. So, does leaving the workforce make problems like memory loss and difficulty focusing worse? We investigate the research, and Bapu asks: is it time for his dad to retire?

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    25 mins

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