An estimated six million people now go to health clinics each year in retail stores like CVS and Wal-Mart. But some doctors say relying too heavily on these convenient medical facilities can be risky. Guest host Susan Page and a panel of guests discuss the pros and cons of retail health clinics.
Guest Host: Susan Page
Neurologist Oliver Sacks is best known for his books describing unusual medical cases he’s observed, but his latest book is devoted to one of his hobbies: the study of ferns. He tells us about a trip he took to Oaxaca, Mexico, in search of rare fern species.
- Oliver Sacks a physician and the author of nine previous books, including "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" and "Awakenings."
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