2015 Podcast Archive - PodMed

PodMed – Week of December 28, 2015

This week’s topics include mustachioed men and women in medical leadership, the brain area involved in the Christmas spirit, blood curdling relative to scary movies, and teeth in the US versus the UK.

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PodMed – Week of December 21, 2015

This week’s topics include a new treatment for one form of leukemia, opioid prescription guidelines, dangers of common medications in teenagers with regard to fetal risk, and electrical fields for a type brain tumor.

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PodMed – Week of December 14, 2015

Hormone deprivation therapy and dementia, happiness and health, a sickle cell drug, and too much HbA1c testing.

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PodMed – Week of December 7, 2015

This week’s topics include PrEP, appropriate Caesarean rates, methylphenidate in ADHD, and management of obstructive sleep apnea.

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PodMed – Week of November 30, 2015

This week’s topics include early testing for amyloid, improving colorectal cancer screening, generic medications, and folic acid supplementation and neural tube defects.

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PodMed – Week of November 23, 2015

This week’s topics include health impact of coffee, measuring body temperature, germ line mutations and cancer in kids, and a treatment for respiratory syncytial virus.

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PodMed – Week of November 16, 2015

This week’s topics include belly fat dangers, continuous versus intermittent CPR, silicone breast implants, and intensive versus standard blood pressure control.

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PodMed – Week of November 9, 2015

This week’s topics include safety of kidney donation, off-label use of prescription drugs, death in middle age, and spending and malpractice.

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PodMed – Week of November 2, 2015

This week’s topics include diabetes and mortality, red meat and death, flavored tobacco, and mortality trends in the US.

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PodMed – Week of October 26, 2015

This week’s topics include comprehensive intervention in first episode psychosis, nicotinamide and skin cancer, total knee replacements, and common cardiovascular medicines and their worldwide use.

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PodMed – Week of October 19, 2015

This week’s topics include cancer in elephants, red wine and type 2 diabetes, CRE facts, and ongoing Ebola concerns.

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PodMed – Week of October 12, 2015

This week’s topics include the dangers of beta blockers and noncardiac surgery, a look at ischemic preconditioning, community acquired pneumonia and influenza vaccination, and bioprosthetic heart valves.

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PodMed – Week of October 5, 2015

This week’s topics include calcium supplements, chemotherapy during pregnancy, cardiometabolic impact of obesity in children, and a low nicotine cigarette.

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PodMed – Week of September 28, 2015

This week’s topics include taking your blood pressure medicines at night, a new diabetes drug that reduces cardiovascular death, reanalysis of paroxetine data, and atrial fibrillation and dementia.

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PodMed – Week of September 18, 2015

This week’s topics include aspirin recommendations for disease prevention, elective versus fracture-related hip replacements, risk of death among children of atomic bomb survivors, and long term follow-up of diabetes prevention.

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PodMed – Week of September 14, 2015

This week’s topics include complications following surgery for urinary incontinence, real life data on HIV prevention in high risk men, transmission of pertussis among siblings, and telemedicine recommendations.

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PodMed – Week of September 7, 2015

This week’s topics include treatment of Chagas’ disease, do tired surgeons make more mistakes, sleep and common colds, and management of chronic sinusitis.

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PodMed- Week of August 31, 2015

This week’s topics include screening for COPD, a new drug for hyposexuality in women, a combination medicine for CHF, and light to moderate alcohol consumption and cancer.

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PodMed – Week of August 24, 2015

This week’s topics include the impact of military parents on kids, a fat cell gene, liraglutide for obesity in type 2 diabetes, and e-cigarettes and smoking uptake in teenagers.

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PodMed – Week of August 17, 2015

This week’s topics include trans fats, testosterone supplements and atherosclerosis, frozen versus fresh oocytes, and cardiac troponin measurement in people with diabetes and cardiac risk.

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PodMed – Week of August 10, 2015

This week’s topics include appropriate therapy for those with atrial fibrillation and have also had stents placed, an Ebola vaccine, helping blind people overcome insomnia, and the benefits of oral contraceptives.

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PodMed – Week of August 3, 2015

This week’s topics include a balloon for middle ear infections, depression screening, antisense RNA for high triglycerides, and hypothermia for kidney donation.

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PodMed – Week of July 27, 2015

This week’s topics include bystander CPR impact, Coumadin and an antibiotic, childhood poverty and brain development, and durable weight loss in obesity.

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PodMed – Week of July 20, 2015

This week’s topics include managing hypertension in those 80 and older, new cholesterol guidelines cost-effectiveness, a new agent to reduce potassium in the blood, and community-acquired pneumonia.

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PodMed – Week of July 13, 2015

This week’s topics include cognitive decline with and after stroke, health care workers reporting to work sick, extended anticoagulation after PE, and sublingual allergen treatment.

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PodMed – Week of July 6, 2015

This week’s topics include citrus and melanoma, a new oral medication for obesity, stroke treatment guidelines, and a vaccine for Helicobacter pylori.

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PodMed – Week of June 29, 2015

This week’s topics include DVT and cancer, benefits of marijuana, bridging anticoagulation in afib patients, and reversing dabigatran.

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PodMed – Week of June 22, 2015

This week’s topics include seat belts and motor vehicle fatalities, lupus in pregnancy, antibiotics for acute appendicitis, and the impact of knee arthroscopy.

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PodMed – Week of June 15, 2015

This week’s topics include a new type of prosthetic leg, breast cancer risk and obesity, mobile phones and CPR, and surgical mishaps.

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PodMed- Week of June 8, 2015

This week’s topics include cavity shaving for breast tumors, long term outcomes in treated type 2 diabetes, addition of another agent to lower LDL cholesterol, and breast cancer screening recommendations.

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PodMed – Week of June 1, 2015

This week’s topics include dangers of newer oral contraceptives, elevated thyroid hormone and fractures, aflatoxin and gallbladder cancer, and HDL cholesterol efflux and heart disease.

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PodMed – Week of May 25, 2015

This week’s topics include chest pain in the ED, long term effects of lithium, steroids and sciatica, and new asthma treatment.

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PodMed – Week of May 18, 2015

This week’s topics include measles vaccination benefits, smoking cessation incentives, the dangers of different testosterone delivery methods, and sonography for upper extremity DVT.

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PodMed – Week of May 11, 2015

This week’s topics include Clostridium difficile treatment, cardiovascular risk factors for adolescents, lariat device for atrial fibrillation, and digoxin and mortality.

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PodMed – Week of May 4, 2015

This week’s topics include neonatal abstinence syndrome, early HPV vaccination, new vaccine for herpes zoster, and IVC filters for pulmonary embolism.

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PodMed – Week of April 27, 2015

This week’s topics include autism and vaccines, oral insulin and diabetes prevention, management of first time seizures in adults, and long term effects of Ebola virus infection.

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PodMed – Week of April 20, 2015

This week’s topics include PCSK9 inhibition, best choice for mitral valve replacement, gestational diabetes and autism, and preoperative testing before cataract surgery.

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PodMed – Week of April 13, 2015

This week’s topics include open versus microsurgical laminectomy, PT versus surgery for lumbar issues, sudden cardiac death and exercise, benefits of leisure time, moderate or vigorous exercise on mortality, and height and coronary artery disease.

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PodMed- Week of April 6, 2015

This week’s topics include apple consumption and physician visits, Ebola vaccine, acetaminophen and low back pain, and the diseases and conditions afflicting Brunis edwardii.

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PodMed – Week of March 30, 2015

This week’s topics include chef-enhanced school meals, diabetic retinopathy treatment, exercise, vitamin D and falls, and stents versus medical therapy for those at risk for a second stroke.

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PodMed – Week of March 23, 2015

This week’s topics include stents versus CABG, screening people without symptoms for heart disease, agreement about breast biopsies, and imaging for low back pain in older folks.

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PodMed – Week of March 16, 2015

This week's topics include the impact of cleaner air on lung development, dangers of testosterone, drugs for coping with shift work, and anti anxiety meds before surgery.

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PodMed – Week of March 9, 2015

This week's topics include the impact of cleaner air on lung development, dangers of testosterone, drugs for coping with shift work, and anti anxiety meds before surgery.

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PodMed – Week of February 23, 2015

This week’s topics include Fusobacterium pharyngitis, steroids in pneumonia, electric fans and overheating, and varenicline for smoking cessation in reluctant patients.

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PodMed – Week of February 9, 2015

This week's topics include measles, cost effectiveness of hypertension therapy, donation to biobanks, and screening of childhood emotional and behavioral problems.

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PodMed – Week of February 2, 2015

This week’s topics include tight control of blood pressure during pregnancy, chest pain evaluation in the ED, MRI guided biopsy of the prostate, and ACE-induced angioedema.

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PodMed – Week of January 26, 2015

This week's topics include chlorhexidine baths in the ICU, dangers of too much sitting, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, and stem cell therapy for MS.

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PodMed – Week of January 19, 2015

This week's topics include successful community-based intervention for cardiovascular disease, ethnicity and breast cancer, overuse of aspirin, and overuse of tight blood sugar control.

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PodMed – Week of January 12, 2015

This week’s topics include random mutations and cancer risk, increased mortality and type 1 diabetes, concussion and rest, and kidney donation and pregnancy risk.

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