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November 2nd, 2010

Podcast 106: The barbershop and hypertension — a little off the top

OK, now what can be done to control hypertension among African American men? What about recruiting barbershops to put a shoulder to the wheel? They’re community centers, trusted sources of gossip and advice, and places of relaxation. In Texas, a group of researchers undertook a randomized trial in black-owned barbershops in which barbers took […]


September 3rd, 2010

Podcast 99: Blacks’ higher rate of stent thrombosis apparently has a genetic basis.

It was thought that the increased risk among blacks undergoing stenting had to do with factors such as comorbid conditions and socioeconomics. But in a study in Circulation, their rate of stent thrombosis was higher than non-blacks, even after adjusting for those factors (and despite the fact that as a group, black were more […]


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 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 […]


November 22nd, 2009

Podcast 66: Niacin versus ezetimibe in the face of high cardiovascular risk — a conversation with the ARBITER 6-HALTS trialist Allen Taylor

One of the more intriguing pieces of research presented at the American Heart Association this week (and simultaneously released online in the New England Journal of Medicine) shows that extended-release niacin outperforms ezetimibe in high-risk patients. We talk with Dr. Allen J. Taylor, the study’s first author. Contact us at 1-617-440-4374 or write jelia@jwatch.org. This […]


March 13th, 2009

Podcast 34: An interview with Cheryl Bushnell of Wake Forest about her paper in BMJ concerning migraines during pregnancy and the possibility of their relation to strokes and other vascular problems.

BMJ‘s paper on the possible association of migraine during pregnancy and stroke (and other vascular problems) is the focus of this week’s interview. We speak with first-author Dr. Cheryl Bushnell. And then there’s the week’s news, plus a message from a listener! It could have been you, if only you’d called 1-617-440-4374 and made a […]


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