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Archive for December, 2008

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December 21st, 2008

Podcast 24: An interview with Dr. Douglas B. White on the perspectives of surrogate decision makers regarding discussions about their loved one’s prognosis

We talk with Douglas B. White about his paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine, entitled “Hope, Truth, and Preparing for Death: Perspectives of surrogate decision makers,” and we offer a roundup of the week’s news. A reminder, before we start, that Admitting Diagnosis is taking the next two weeks off. We hope you’ll find […]


December 12th, 2008

Podcast 23: An interview with J. Michael Gaziano concerning two JAMA studies on the uselessness of dietary supplements in preventing prostate cancer

A week with just a few notable stories, one of which is about using supplements like vitamin C or selenium to prevent prostate cancer. We interview J. Michael Gaziano about two studies in JAMA on that topic. Have a listen, and if you want to react to any of this, call 1-617-440-4374. Links for this […]


December 5th, 2008

Podcast 22: Interview with Aaron Kesselheim about his meta-analysis of the efficacy of proprietary versus generic cardiovascular drugs.

This week, in addition to the usual news roundup, we talk with Dr. Aaron Kesselheim about his JAMA paper on the equivalence between proprietary and generic cardiovascular drugs. The data and the editorials are often at odds on this question. Have a listen, and if you want to react to any of this, call 1-617-440-4374. […]


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