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Archive for January, 2010

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January 29th, 2010

Podcast 72: A conversation about two new drugs for multiple sclerosis.

We’ve got Dr. William Carroll this week — we tried last week, but the 13-hour time difference between Boston and Perth just stymied me. Dr. Carroll speaks about his NEJM editorial concerning two new drugs for multiple sclerosis. Both are oral therapies that work to keep lymphocytes at bay in this disease. Interview-story link: MS [...]


January 22nd, 2010

Podcast 71: We revisit, after a look at current clinical news, a conversation on the late clinical course of dementia.

I tried arranging an interview across a 13-hour time difference, with no luck. We revisit, instead, an October conversation about the late clinical course of dementia. First a look at the news. Comments to jelia@jwatch.org or to 1-617-440-4374. Interview link: Advanced Dementia’s Course News links: Massachusetts elects a U.S. Senator Screening and treating children for [...]


January 15th, 2010

Podcast 70: Considering the USPSTF breast-screening guidelines with your patients

This is the podcast for January 15, 2010. We have an interview on the impact of the USPSTF guidelines with two clinicians who study the best ways to communicate clearly with patients. I think you’ll like it. You can reach me at jelia@jwatch.org or by calling 617-440-4374. If you like this podcast, there are many [...]


January 8th, 2010

Podcast 69: Eating soy foods and survival after breast cancer

I’ve been on vacation, and I hope that you’ve managed to sneak some time away as well. In December, JAMA published an article associating increased survival after breast cancer with eating even modest amounts of soy food regularly. The work was done using a cohort in Shanghai, and the study’s first author agreed to an [...]


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