Dr. Marc Ringel

Dr. Marc Ringel KUNC Commentator

Marc Ringel has spent most of his three decade-plus medical career either as a rural family physician or teaching others how to do it.  He is a consultant in medical education, rural health, and anything else someone might be willing to pay him for.  Marc has done an every-other week commentary on health topics on KUNC since 1995.  His current day job is as a senior instructor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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6:00am

Mon November 14, 2011
Commentary

Health Insurance and Other Absurdities

KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has been following the economics of the medical industry for the better part of 40 years. He’s seen the inconsistencies from the inside and now most recently the outside.

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6:34pm

Sun October 30, 2011
Commentary

Question Authority

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There are lessons to be learned from any tragedy – including the recent death of Steve Jobs. KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has more.

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6:00am

Mon October 17, 2011
Commentary

How About Them Tomatoes!

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Tomato, (tə-me-to) or Tomato(tə-ma-to). People have been debating that for years – as well as the health benefits of the red vegetable. KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has more.

Some of you older listeners may remember the giant kerfuffle caused during the Reagan years when the Secretary of Agriculture suggested reclassifying catsup from condiment to vegetable.

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7:06am

Mon October 3, 2011
Commentary

Cutting Fat

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A look at treating bloodstream infections reveals an underlying discrepancy between price and value in the health care system.  And KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel says there's a real opportunity to be found.

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6:00am

Mon September 19, 2011
Commentary

Slave Labor

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Child birth can be one of the most stressful of human experiences. But even with the most advanced of technological breakthroughs in medicine – KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel says the human factor may still be the best way to keep both mother and newborn calm and avoid unnecessary risks.

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