Posts Tagged ‘MMR vaccination’

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April 4th, 2018

Podcast 220: Mumps outbreaks — blame waning protection, not new viruses or bad vaccines

Mumps outbreaks keep happening, even among vaccinated groups. Why? Our guest, Joseph Lewnard, and his coauthor, Yonstan Grad, probed studies of mumps vaccine efficacy carried out over five decades. They show that the fault, dear clinician, is not in our vaccines or new viral strains, but in ourselves. Our bodies slowly lose their immune response […]


May 7th, 2010

Podcast 86: Prompt follow-up after discharge for heart failure reduces early-readmission rates.

Why wouldn’t you want your hospital to lower its rate of early readmissions for heart failure by 15%? We talk with Dr. Adrian Hernandez about his examination of Medicare data from over 200 hospitals, how the hospitals vary widely in the rates at which their patients are followed up within a week of discharge […]


February 5th, 2010

Podcast 73: How best to monitor patients on androgen-deprivation therapy for cardiovascular risks?

A panel of the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and the American Urological Association issued a statement on androgen-deprivation therapy and cardiovascular risk. We’ve got an interview with the chair of the writing committee, Dr. Glenn Levine. Interview-related links: Physician’s First Watch coverage of the statement Link to the statement, as published in Circulation News-related links: […]


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