Articles matching the ‘Mortality rates’ Category

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September 14th, 2017

Podcast 212: BP in CKD — Where’s the Sweet Spot?

There was an excellent commentary accompanying a recent JAMA Internal Medicine meta-analysis: “The Ideal Blood Pressure Target for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease — Searching for the Sweet Spot” by Csaba Kovesdy. He offers a nice perspective on the problem and kindly agreed to talk with us. Links: Kovesdy’s commentary in JAMA Internal Medicine The […]


June 10th, 2017

Podcast 208: How inequality kills — David Ansell talks with us about his new book

Dr. David Ansell, a professor of medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, discusses his new book, “The Death Gap: How inequality kills.” What’s the death gap? Look at it this way: you’re getting on the Chicago Transit Authority’s Blue Line at “The Loop” in downtown, where the average life expectancy is 85 yrs. […]


February 3rd, 2016

Podcast 194: Rising middle-age mortality rates are worrying

Ever since Anne Case and Angus Deaton published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last November there has been a spate of commentary over their major finding: mortality rates among middle-aged whites in the U.S. are rising while everyone else’s are improving. The Commonwealth Fund has just published an “issue […]


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