2017 Podcast Archive - PodMed

PodMed – Week of October 9, 2017

This week’s topics include how the Zika virus changed, outcomes after surgery and health literacy, e-cigarettes and healthcare costs, and a reaction to tattooing.

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PodMed – Week of October 2, 2017

This week’s topics include aspirin discontinuation risks, HIV in those 50 and older, big data and chronic lung disease, and genetic testing and warfarin use.

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PodMed – Week of September 25, 2017

This week’s topics include physician assisted suicide, preventing infection post-C-section in obese women, 12 year outcomes of bariatric surgery, and death among triathletes.

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PodMed – Week of September 18, 2017

This week’s topics include hospital factors relative to readmission, hormone therapy, lymph node dissection in breast cancer, and the cost of bringing a new drug to market.

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PodMed – Week of September 11, 2017

This week’s topics include a new antibody for asthma, early treatment in COPD, mumps vaccine to curtail an outbreak, and medical exemptions from routine vaccinations.

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PodMed – Week of August 28, 2017

This week’s topics include advance directive impact, approval of high risk medical devices by FDA, maintenance of certification for physicians, and cardiovascular disease impact of a new agent for type 2 diabetes.

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PodMed – Week of August 21, 2017

This week’s topics include outcomes for payment, on- or off-pump CABG, cannabis for pain or PTSD, and the cognitive impact of a PCSK-9 inhibitor.

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PodMed – Week of August 14, 2017

This week’s topics include complications of aortic valve surgery, effectiveness of nasal flu vaccination, testing for Epstein Barr virus and nasopharyngeal cancer, and hepatitis C treatment.

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PodMed – Week of August 7, 2017

This week’s topics include antibody depletion for kidney transplantation, a way to reverse dabigatran, the costs of board certification, and opioid use in the US population.

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PodMed – Week of July 31, 2017

This week’s topics include football and CTE, discontinuing statins, intramuscular HIV meds, and long term risks of stroke and TIA.

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PodMed – Week of July 17, 2017

This week’s topics include diet quality and longevity, health and coffee, treating depression, and prostatectomy in early prostate cancer.

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PodMed – Week of July 10, 2017

This week’s topics include comparison of two types of insulin, reduced sudden cardiac death in heart failure, ADHD and educational achievement, and fasting versus consistent caloric restriction in weight loss and cholesterol.

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PodMed – Week of July 3, 2017

This week’s topics include a novel vaccine delivery method, aspirin and preeclampsia, air pollution and mortality in seniors, and exercise and dementia.

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PodMed – Week of June 26, 2017

This week’s topics include international obesity, a lack of benefit to self-monitoring glucose, driving and ADHD, and antibiotic use in the hospital and adverse events.

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PodMed – Week of June 19, 2017

This week’s topics include ultra-long acting insulin, dressed up veggies, lithium during pregnancy, and a new risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

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PodMed – Week of June 12, 2017

This week’s topics include patient monitoring of cancer symptoms and survival, negative impact of alcohol consumption, lymph node dissection in melanoma, and significance of small aneurysms in brain.

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PodMed – Week of June 5, 2017

This week’s topics include treating resistant hepatitis C infection, a new regimen for breast cancer, evolution of non-small cell lung cancer, and minocycline for MS.

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PodMed – Week of May 22, 2017

This week’s topics include physician age and outcomes, abortion via telemedicine, age to begin screening for cardiovascular disease, and vaccination of travelers.

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PodMed – Week of May 15, 2107

This week’s topics include cancer mutations in endometriosis, adverse events with novel agents approved by the FDA, a diet for gout, and the utility of the NHLBI database.

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PodMed – Week of May 1, 2017

This week’s topics include managing preeclampsia, diet soft drinks and stroke, autoimmune conditions and malaria, and fecal immunochemical testing and colorectal cancer.

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PodMed – Week of April 24, 2017

This week’s topics include the dangers of short term corticosteroids, troponin assay for assessing MI, azithromycin and arrhythmia, and eye screening intervals for people with diabetes.

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PodMed – Week of April 17, 2017

This week’s topics include deaths relative to diabetes, increases in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes among US youth, the benefits of spinal manipulation for low back pain, and draft recommendations regarding prostate cancer screening.

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PodMed – Week of April 10, 2017

This week’s topics include weight and mortality, normal BMI and cardiovascular risk factors, flu vaccination and mortality in kids, and an increased incidence of thyroid cancer.

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PodMed – Week of April 3, 2017

This week’s topics include a single novel prosthesis report, the benefits of knee replacement, resorbable stents, and health policy on opioid prescription and treatment for addiction.

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PodMed – Week of March 27, 2017

This week’s topics include ‘drip and ship,’ direct to consumer ads, steroid injections for low back pain, and cancer mutations.

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PodMed – Week of March 20, 2017

This week’s topics include managing after DVT, anticoagulation in folks with a-fib, surviving with cystic fibrosis, and where to have rehabilitation after knee replacement.

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PodMed – Week of March 13, 2017

This week’s topics include how often women need pelvic exams, what we can learn from the oldest old, mouse allergens and asthma, and cardiometabolic death and diet.

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PodMed – Week of March 6, 2017

This week’s topics include testosterone supplementation, acupuncture and migraines, cardiac devices and MRI, and stem cell transplantation for MS.

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PodMed – Week of February 27, 2017

This week’s topics include light treatment and Parkinson’s, ultrasound for bone healing, knee pain treatment over the Internet, and maintaining weight loss.

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PodMed – Week of February 20, 2017

This week’s topics include risks of gestational diabetes, managing low back pain, ED physician opioid prescribing, and cooling the scalp for chemotherapy.

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PodMed – Week of February 13, 2017

This week’s topics include sickle cell trait and HbA1c, carcinogen levels and e-cigarettes, mutations and myelodysplastic syndrome, and kids ingesting pet medicines.

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PodMed – Week of February 6, 2017

This week’s topics include heart problems and e-cigarettes, aortic valve replacement, the health impact of low socioeconomic status, and real life lung cancer screening data.

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PodMed – Week of January 30, 2017

This week’s topics include at home sleep studies, an antibody for C.difficile infection, using big data to examine medical devices, and language concordance and type 2 diabetes control.

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PodMed – Week of January 23, 2017

This week’s topics include coronary calcium scans and hypertension, a look at tonsillectomy, asthma in adults, and diabetes in China.

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PodMed – Week of January 9, 2017

This week’s topics include managing earwax, metformin and other diseases, atypical antipsychotics in palliative care, and firearm purchase without a background check.

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PodMed – Week of January 2, 2017

This week’s topics include a review of sugar recommendations, preventing readmissions to the hospital, benefits of fish oil in pregnancy, and a look at healthcare spending.

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