All Things Considered

Keeping Perspective on Ebola

Irrational fears are highly contagious, and there’s no vaccine for that. So just like in the hospital, we need to use universal precautions. Be skeptical of hype. Get your facts from reliable sources and keep things in perspective. More

Danielle Ofri profiled on NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’

Melissa Block of “All Things Considered” followed Danielle Ofri on her rounds at Bellevue Hospital. Listen below or┬áread the transcript. And here is the wonderful poem Gaudeamus Igitur that Danielle read on the air.   More

Rationing Patient Care–NPR

Commentator Danielle Ofri is a physician at a big New York City hospital. She tells the story of how a poor patient had little choice but to wait months for a specialist; this would not have been the case if the patient had money. More

Unknown Asian Male–NPR

Commentator Dr. Danielle Ofri tells the story of a patient who was found singing John Denver songs and appeared to be mentally disturbed. But he was simply a victim of poisoning. He’d been given scopalamine, which thieves use to cause amnesia in victims. And luckily, there’s an antidote. More

Prescribing Good Health–NPR

Commentator Dr. Danielle Ofri tells of one of her patients who was in apparent good health, but who was stuck in low wage job. She knew from statistics that people with such jobs have greater risk of dying early. So she tutored him in his SATs so he could get into college. More

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