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April 9th, 2010

Podcast 82: Checklists save lives — lots of lives. Becoming a clinical automaton.

Repetitive tasks, like making sure to wash your hands after seeing each patient, may seem like drudgery, but they save patients’ lives. This week we talk with Prof. Elizabeth Robb and Sir Brian Jarman about their success at chopping hospital mortality rates with simple checklists. Sir Brian has offered to monitor your hospital’s stats for […]


April 20th, 2009

Podcast 39: A conversation with Kimford Meador about a new paper assessing the later cognitive effects of fetal exposure to antiepileptic drugs.

Neurologists have talked about these effects for a while, but now they’ve got evidence showing that valproate lowers IQ at age 3 by almost 10 points. Since only half the antiepileptics are used in epilepsy, the results will affect everyone caring for women of reproductive age. Kimford Meador of Emory University is here to talk […]


April 18th, 2008

Podcast 1: Interview with Dr. John Douglas of the CDC’s Division of STD Prevention

John Douglas, director of the CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, discusses with editors Howard Bauchner and Joe Elia the implications of a finding that 1 in 4 young women in the U.S. has a sexually transmitted disease. [News] http://firstwatch.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2008/418/1 http://firstwatch.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2008/415/1 http://aids-clinical-care.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2008/414/1 [Outro] http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-04/uocp-ftc033108.php


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