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The future of medicine

Manuela Eugster, SNSF Scientific Image Competition
A snake-like robot in development for minimally invasive laser surgery of bone.

What is the future of medicine? One thing is clear: things are changing. Algorithms can help diagnose rare diseases and more and more doctors are relying on technology that was unimaginable decades ago. Where is medicine heading in the 21st century? We ask that question this time on “Take Care.”

First, the technological side of medicine, as we discuss innovations that will revolutionize medicine, according to Dr. Daniel Kraft. He’s a physician-scientist and faculty chair for medicine and neuroscience at Singularity University.

We then move on to medical education. With all of the advancements made in medicine in the last few decades, you’d assume medical education was also evolving. But our guest says that’s not always the case. Dr. Clay Johnston is dean of Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.

It used to be commonplace to go to the doctor with symptoms and return home with an antibiotic, but even that practice is changing, thanks to so-called superbugs. We discuss drug-resistant microbes with Dr. Matt McCarthy, an infectious disease specialist and assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell.

Payne Horning gives us a peak into the latest artificial intelligence technology and its application in medicine. Plus, for the latest in health, robotic-assisted surgery with Dr. Jihad Kaouk, director of the Center for Robotic and Image Guided Surgery in the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic.

Tune in this Sunday, June 16 at 7 p.m. and on Friday, June 21 at 1 p.m.