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November 21st, 2008

Podcast 21: An interview with Dr. Steven T. DeKosky about his JAMA paper showing that ginkgo extract does not prevent dementia

It’s the usual offering: the week’s news summarized, an interview, and a quick exit. This week we talk with Steven DeKosky about his JAMA paper on the (lack of) usefulness of ginkgo extract in preventing dementia. The links will point you to a good resource on these alternative therapies and what’s known about them. Don’t […]


November 18th, 2008

Podcast 20: While we take a week off, we offer the reprise of an interview with Dr. Steven Woloshin of Dartmouth Medical School.

We interviewed Steven Woloshin back in June about a method of showing patients the magnitude of the risks they face from habits like smoking. We reprise the interview while we take some time off to recharge our batteries. Interview link: First Watch coverage of Woloshin’s study in JNCI


July 18th, 2008

Podcast 8: News and interview with Dr. Mary Tinetti, Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale

We talk with Mary Tinetti about falls in the elderly and how to prevent them. Journal Watch links It’s Safe to Eat Tomatoes Again, FDA Says U.S. Measles Hits 11-Year High – Most Cases Were Unvaccinated Which Lipids Mark MI Risk Best? Elderly Benefit from Joint Replacement, but Many Never Get the Option


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