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November 10th, 2012

Podcast 159: Making the Clinical Diagnosis, But Blowing the Patient’s Treatment Preference

Running time: 20 min. In some diseases there are two diagnoses to make: the clinical diagnosis and the diagnosis of what the patient’s treatment preference is. The first is hard enough to make, and the widening choice of treatment choices complicates the second. Welcome to the task of “preference diagnosis,” which can lead to […]


February 12th, 2010

Podcast 74: How two SSRIs apparently interfere with tamoxifen therapy.

We talk with Dr. Catherine Kelly about her study in  BMJ showing serious interference of some SSRIs with tamoxifen therapy in breast cancer. The study was conducted using Canadian provincial databases. Reach us at 1-617-440-4374 or by email to jelia@jwatch.org. Interview article: BMJ study Physician’s First Watch coverage Medical news links: Back pain guidelines Inflammatory […]


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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