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Dr. Doug McGuff on Avoiding the Emergency Room

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Philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh interviewed emergency medicine physician Dr. Doug McGuff about "Avoiding the Emergency Room" in this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio. 

People often think of major medical disasters as unpredictable "black swan" events. In fact, emergency physicians see the same injuries from the same causes time and again, and ordinary people can lessen those risks by their own choices. Dr. McGuff explained the risks, how to mitigate them, and how to best cope if you or a loved one lands in the emergency room. 

Dr. Doug McGuff is an emergency medicine doctor practicing in South Carolina. I interviewed Dr. Doug McGuff about fitness in December 2012

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