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November 2nd, 2010

Podcast 106: The barbershop and hypertension — a little off the top

OK, now what can be done to control hypertension among African American men? What about recruiting barbershops to put a shoulder to the wheel? They’re community centers, trusted sources of gossip and advice, and places of relaxation. In Texas, a group of researchers undertook a randomized trial in black-owned barbershops in which barbers took […]


September 3rd, 2010

Podcast 99: Blacks’ higher rate of stent thrombosis apparently has a genetic basis.

It was thought that the increased risk among blacks undergoing stenting had to do with factors such as comorbid conditions and socioeconomics. But in a study in Circulation, their rate of stent thrombosis was higher than non-blacks, even after adjusting for those factors (and despite the fact that as a group, black were more […]


January 29th, 2010

Podcast 72: A conversation about two new drugs for multiple sclerosis.

We’ve got Dr. William Carroll this week — we tried last week, but the 13-hour time difference between Boston and Perth just stymied me. Dr. Carroll speaks about his NEJM editorial concerning two new drugs for multiple sclerosis. Both are oral therapies that work to keep lymphocytes at bay in this disease. Interview-story link: MS Treatments Said […]


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