1:2:1 Podcast : Health Policy
Boosting life expectancy with foreign aid
Many argue that international health aid is wasted and doesn't reach the people who really need it. But a new Stanford analysis of both government and private aid programs shows that the funding leads to significant improvements, especially in life expectancy and child mortality rates. In this podcast, health-policy expert Eran Bendavid, MD, discusses the new study.
Robert Jackler on the rise of e-cigarettes
Electronic-cigarette use has grown rapidly across the United States, prompting questions about the devices’ safety and whether they serve as a gateway to conventional cigarettes or a means of kicking the habit without inhaling the carcinogens in smoke.
Nick Reding on the meth epidemic
Methamphetamine is often described as the "most American drug" because of its association with hard work, says Nick Reding bestselling author of the 2009 book, Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town.
Keith Humphreys on legalizing marijuana
With Proposition 19 on the November ballot, Californians get to decide whether to allow adults 21 years and older to possess, cultivate and transport cannabis for personal use.
Jon Krosnick on the public's understanding of health-care reform
It's been six months since House Democrats overcame unanimous Republican opposition to pass health-care reform, but many Americans continue to express misgiving about the bill and its consequences for the economy.
Alan Garber on the future of U.S. health-care reform
Every Democratic president since Harry Truman has tried to reform America's health-care system.
T.R. Reid on health-care reform in America
New York Times bestselling author T.R. Reid has traveled the world to see how other nations do health care.
Dean Pizzo on U.S. health-care reform debate
Medical school Dean Philip Pizzo, MD, discusses the state of health care in America and how he thinks reform efforts will take shape in the days ahead.
David Magnus on the ethics of health-care reform
Critics of the efforts to reform the U.S. health-care system have argued that the proposed changes would pose threats to patient choice, but a group of the nation's bioethics scholars are refuting those claims and arguing that preserving the status quo would be unethical.
Keith Humphreys on Iraq's mental healthcare system
Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral science, is the lead American addition expert on the international team tasked with helping Iraq rebuild its mental health system. He discusses the scope of the effort and the challenges the team has faced.