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Archive for November, 2011

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November 18th, 2011

Podcast 137: Clamping the umbilical cord — what’s the big rush?

A study from Sweden shows that immediate clamping of the cord at birth isn’t such a great idea from the standpoint of the baby’s iron stores. BMJ‘s editorialist thinks it may be time to change practice in this area. Listen in — this will be on the test! Physician’s First Watch coverage BMJ article […]


November 4th, 2011

Podcast 136: Aspirin lowers colorectal risks in Lynch syndrome — what are the implications for everyone else?

Last week’s Lancet article on the effect of aspirin on risks for colorectal cancer in patients with Lynch syndrome — a group at particularly high risk — may hold implications for preventing sporadic colon cancers. Our interview with Prof. Sir John Burn, the study’s first author, explores those implications as well speculations on why  […]


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