2014 Podcast Archive - PodMed

PodMed – Week of December 22, 2014

This week’s topics include the Darwin awards and gender, tipping behavior at the holidays, political persuasion and physical activity, and magazines in physician waiting rooms.

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PodMed – Week of December 15, 2014

This week’s topics include healthcare disparities in the US population, progesterone and traumatic brain injury, PD1 inhibitors and cancer, and a new type of blood thinner.

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PodMed – Week of December 8, 2014

This week’s topics include telomeres and the Mediterranean diet, as needed or continuous asthma medications, CDC circumcision guidelines, and safe sleeping for babies.

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PodMed – Week of December 1, 2014

This week’s topics include best therapy for Marfan syndrome, food at school, high potassium treatment, and chronic cough treatment.

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PodMed – Week of November 24, 2014

This week’s topics include manual versus mechanical CPR, duration of dual therapy after stent placement, sudden cardiac death among policemen, and HDL efflux versus level.

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PodMed – Week of November 17, 2014

This week’s topics include the safety of vaccinating pregnant women with Tdap, the benefits of hospice care, 4 popular weight loss diets, and caring for two Ebola patients in the US.

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PodMed – Week of November 10, 2014

This week’s topics include a Dengue vaccine, risk of non-occlusive coronary artery disease, preventing kidney stones, and bleeding with dabigatran.

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PodMed – Week of November 3, 2104

This week’s topics include best medication for initial diabetes therapy, Ebola update, lowering blood pressure after stroke, and an LDL variant and aortic valve disease.

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PodMed – Week of October 27, 2014

This week’s topics include persistent banned substances in supplements, knowledge of central venous catheters among physicians, vitamin D levels and different types of milk, and MD versus hospital owned practices and costs.

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PodMed – Week of October 20, 2014

This week’s topics include fecal transplant capsules, stem cells for macular degeneration, exercise and depression in teens, and Ebola predictions.

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PodMed – Week of October 13, 2014

This week’s topics include transplanting a uterus, transfusions in those with septic shock, quality of life in teens with cerebral palsy, and decision fatigue and antibiotic prescription.

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PodMed – Week of October 6, 2014

This week’s topics include the impact of contraception on teen pregnancy, mechanical versus tissue heart valves, acupuncture for knee pain, and early gluten introduction and celiac disease.

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PodMed – Week of September 29, 2014

This week’s topics include the effect of education on prenatal testing, Ebola estimates, varicose vein therapy, and PET scanning to diagnose lung cancer.

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PodMed – Week of September 22, 2014

This week’s topics include Ebola face to face, the best way to diagnose kidney stones in the ED, spinal manipulation for sciatica, and generic versus trade name statins.

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PodMed – Week of September 15, 2014

This week’s topics include new hip and knee prostheses, cannabis use in adolescents, questionable use of medicines in people with dementia, and aspirin to prevent preeclampsia.

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PodMed – Week of September 8, 2014

This week’s topics include a new drug for heart failure, ZMapp for Ebola, beta blockers in atrial fibrillation and heart failure, and flu vaccine in pregnant women with HIV.

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PODMED – WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

This week's topics include treating adolescent depression, self management of hypertension, transmissibility of MERS, and cardiovascular events around the world.

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PODMED – WEEK OF AUGUST 25, 2014

This week’s topics include a new drug for MDR TB, concussion in adolescent girls, cancer screening in the elderly, and smoking cessation after hospital discharge.

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PODMED- WEEK OF AUGUST 18, 2014

This week’s topics include salt and hypertension, Chikungunya in the US, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colorectal cancer, and BMI and cancer.

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PODMED – WEEK OF AUGUST 11, 2014

This week’s topics include diagnosing Creutzfeldt Jakob disease, brief drug interactions don’t help, Ebola update, and immunonutrition.

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PODMED – WEEK OF AUGUST 4, 2014

This week’s topics include the benefits of running, guidelines for managing stable ischemic heart disease, the health benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables, and screening adolescents for substance abuse.

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PODMED – WEEK OF JULY 28, 2014

This week’s topics include morcellation dangers, a new clotting pathway identified, troubles with handoffs, and deep vein thrombosis and catheterization.

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PODMED – WEEK OF JULY 21, 2014

This week’s topics include stroke and risk, pill color and compliance, telecare for pain management, and niacin for prevention of heart disease.

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PODMED – WEEK OF JULY 14, 2014

This week’s topics include a look at neuropathic pain treatment, infusion pumps for hard to control diabetes, screening for carotid artery stenosis, and varenicline and nicotine replacement for smoking cessation.

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PODMED - WEEK OF JULY 7, 2014

This week's topics include how often MDs recommend sunscreen, celiac disease and haplotype, steroids for spinal stenosis pain, and bone marrow transplantation for sickle cell disease.

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