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August 30th, 2019

Podcast 231 — The evidence behind VA’s suicide-prevention guidelines

Dr. Eric Caine’s editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine offers a skeptical, yet respectful, take on the evidence supporting the recent suicide-prevention guidelines from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. What are other countries doing to address suicide? It has increased in the U.S. from about 10.4 per 100,000 residents in the year 2000 to […]


March 28th, 2018

Podcast 219: Digital rectal exams shouldn’t be routine in primary care

There simply isn’t enough evidence to sustain its continued use in asymptomatic men, argues our guest. Dr. Jason Profetto, senior author on an Annals of Family Medicine meta-analysis.   Links: Annals of Family Medicine abstract Physician’s First Watch coverage


January 13th, 2011

Podcast 112: MRSA guidelines from IDSA

The Infectious Diseases Society of American last week issued clinical practice guidelines on dealing with methicillin-resistant S. aureus infection. We interview the principal author of those guidelines, Dr. Catherine Liu of the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Liu responds to the criticism leveled earlier this week against all IDSA guidelines, for their apparent lack of […]


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