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April 22nd, 2011

Podcast 119: Calcium supplements and risk

Most clinicians, when asked, say they will routinely recommend calcium supplements for their postmenopausal patients. A meta-analysis from BMJ shows that this well-intentioned advice seems to lead to a moderate increase in cardiovascular risk in these women. We talk with Prof. Ian Reid, whose re-analysis of Women’s Health Initiative data confirms earlier work he’d done.  […]


January 27th, 2011

Podcast 113: Hot flashes and escitalopram

The SSRI escitalopram beat out a placebo in ameliorating the frequency and severity of hot flashes in menopausal women. Would cheaper SSRIs also do the trick? We talk with the first author of the JAMA paper. Interview-related links: JAMA paper (free abstract) Physician’s First Watch summary


November 7th, 2008

Podcast 19: An interview with Dr. Susan Davis about using testosterone in postmenopausal women who have low libido. Plus, the week’s news.

This week’s podcast features an interview with the Australian researcher Susan Davis. She’s just had a study in NEJM about the effect of testosterone on low libido in postmenopausal women. We also have the usual news roundup. Enjoy! (If you don’t, let us know at 1-617-440-4374.) Journal Watch links: CDC: Most Americans with Prediabetes Don’t […]


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