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Archive for November, 2008

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November 21st, 2008

Podcast 21: An interview with Dr. Steven T. DeKosky about his JAMA paper showing that ginkgo extract does not prevent dementia

It’s the usual offering: the week’s news summarized, an interview, and a quick exit. This week we talk with Steven DeKosky about his JAMA paper on the (lack of) usefulness of ginkgo extract in preventing dementia. The links will point you to a good resource on these alternative therapies and what’s known about them. Don’t [...]


November 18th, 2008

Podcast 20: While we take a week off, we offer the reprise of an interview with Dr. Steven Woloshin of Dartmouth Medical School.

We interviewed Steven Woloshin back in June about a method of showing patients the magnitude of the risks they face from habits like smoking. We reprise the interview while we take some time off to recharge our batteries. Interview link: First Watch coverage of Woloshin’s study in JNCI


November 7th, 2008

Podcast 19: An interview with Dr. Susan Davis about using testosterone in postmenopausal women who have low libido. Plus, the week’s news.

This week’s podcast features an interview with the Australian researcher Susan Davis. She’s just had a study in NEJM about the effect of testosterone on low libido in postmenopausal women. We also have the usual news roundup. Enjoy! (If you don’t, let us know at 1-617-440-4374.) Journal Watch links: CDC: Most Americans with Prediabetes Don’t [...]


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