Researchers are finding new evidence that suggests genetics play a role in immune response, affecting our ability to fight off disease. There are also recently discovered mechanisms that regulate the expression of our genes and are influenced by environmental factors. In this podcast, Dr. Paul Anderson answers the questions: How do genes work and what can affect them after we are born? How do they “code” for immune function and what can you do about your genes?
In our healthcare system today, the physician’s time is essentially rationed. This happens in two way -healthcare provider organizations strictly limit the amount of time a physician can spend with any one patient. And insurance restrict access to physicians (and the procedures they might perform) through plan rules and processes. This is the inevitable result of an increasing volume of patients trying to gain access to a pool of physicians that is growing a very modest rate. In this podcast, we explore the ways that the healthcare system is adjusting to this reality and the consequences for patients and the quality of care they receive.