Podcast Friday: Patrick’s Health Care Overhaul, Bright Spots In Stroke Research

Yep, it’s about that time…Podcast Friday! This week we have two big stories:

  • Reform 2011: Gov. Deval Patrick announced his plan to overhaul the Massachusetts health care system. He’s proposing going from a system that rewards doctors based on the quantity of services to one that emphasizes quality and integrated care. But will his proposal actually work? We look into it.
  • 10 Steps Forward On Stroke Research: For Carey, the issue of stroke is personal (read her story here). But it also affects an astounding number of people. Stroke is the second-biggest killer worldwide, and the biggest disabler of American adults. Yet the progress in stroke research seems to be slim. We discuss 10 relatively bright spots and what they mean for stroke survivors.
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