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Archive for October, 2008

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October 31st, 2008

Podcast 18: News plus an interview with Prof. Riccardo Utili about infective endocarditis in the elderly

This week we look at why infective endocarditis among the elderly has characteristics very different from its manifestations in younger patients. Prof. Riccardo Utili of the Second University of Naples is our guest. And of course we start with a brief news roundup. Journal Watch links: Breast Cancer Less Likely to Recur in Women with [...]


October 24th, 2008

Podcast 17: News plus an interview with Dr. Arto Strandberg regarding midlife smoking

This week Dr. Arto Strandberg, a general practitioner who does his research at the University of Helsinki, talks with us about the effects of midlife smoking on later-life living. Plus we have the usual news roundup. Journal Watch links: ACIP Recommends Pneumococcal Vaccine for Smokers ADA Updates Algorithm for Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 [...]


October 17th, 2008

Podcast 16: This week’s news, plus an interview recorded earlier this year with Dr. John Douglas of the CDC’s Division of STD Prevention

We had trouble reaching our intended interviewee in Finland. so we rescheduled that for next week. Instead, we’re bringing you an interview with Dr. John Douglas of the CDC that we recorded in March. He talks with us about the implications of a finding that one in four young women in the U.S. has a [...]


October 10th, 2008

Podcast 15: The week’s news, plus an interview with Dr. Alexi A. Wright about her article in JAMA on end-of-life conversations and their cascading benefits

The medical news gods were generous this week, providing a wealth of stories to choose from. Plus, the Nobel prizes were announced. We’re especially fortunate to have an interview with a researcher whose findings relate directly to your clinical work. Journal Watch links: Patients and Caregivers Benefit from End-of-Life Discussions Tiotropium Alleviates Symptoms, Doesn’t Reduce [...]


October 6th, 2008

Podcast 14: News roundup and interview with Dr. Michael Hochman about his JAMA paper on how the news media cover drug research.

The week ending Oct. 3, 2008, was relatively slow for medical news, but crammed with news of every other sort. This week’s interview features Michael Hochman, a third-year resident in internal medicine who has just published a paper on how the media cover research on new drugs. It seems they don’t make a habit of [...]


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