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March 14th, 2018

Podcast 218: Better integration of midwifery associated with better birth outcomes

An analysis of the states’ integration of midwifery into their healthcare systems concludes that better integration led to better outcomes for mothers and babies. We discuss this with Dr. Saraswathi Vedam, the study’s first author. Links: University of British Columbia’s Birth Place Lab PLoS One article First Watch coverage of the Lancet series on midwifery


February 3rd, 2016

Podcast 194: Rising middle-age mortality rates are worrying

Ever since Anne Case and Angus Deaton published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last November there has been a spate of commentary over their major finding: mortality rates among middle-aged whites in the U.S. are rising while everyone else’s are improving. The Commonwealth Fund has just published an “issue […]


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