PodMed TT – A State-by-State Look at Morbidity, Illness and Mortality

Monday, April 16, 2018
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If you live in Hawaii you probably have reason to celebrate, while those residing in Mississippi may need to carefully consider their lifestyle. That’s because national data Rick…

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PodMed TT – Fluid Accumulation in Lung Cancer Patients

Friday, April 6, 2018
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In some people with cancer in their lungs, fluid accumulates around the lung and may result in a range of symptoms, including lung collapse. Such fluid accumulation, called…

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PodMed TT – Mumps Resurgence and More

Friday, March 30, 2018
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Have you been vaccinated against mumps? Most people in the United States can answer yes, yet there’s been a disturbing resurgence of the infectious disease nationally. A study…

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This Week in PodMed TT – Antipsychotic Medications and Dementia, Metachronous Gastric Cancer, and Oxygen Therapy for Infants with Bronchiolitis

Friday, March 23, 2018
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There’s no question that managing behavioral symptoms of dementia is hard for caregivers, but antipsychotic medications aren’t the answer. That assertion was affirmed by the Centers for Medicare…

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PodMed TT – MRIs and the Overdiagnosis of Breast Cancer, Clinical Prediction Rules to Rule Out Pulmonary Embolism, and More

Monday, February 19, 2018
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If you’re a woman who chooses to have mammography screening, what are the chances that you end up with a biopsy if routine mammography is used versus magnetic…

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PodMed TT – Surgical Blood Clot Retrieval for Stroke, Herb-Drug Interactions, Atrial Fibrillation with Heart Failure, and More

Monday, February 12, 2018
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If you have a stroke involving a blood clot, how long does your doctor have to retrieve it surgically and improve your outcome? The answer to that question…

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PodMed TT – Cardiovascular Risks of Smoking, the Flu and Heart Attacks, Thyroid Drugs and Congenital Defects

Friday, February 2, 2018
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Even one cigarette a day still confers substantial cardiovascular risk, as Rick and I discuss on PodMed TT this week. That’s according to a meta-analysis in the British…

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Long-Term Benefits of Breastfeeding

Monday, January 22, 2018
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Reducing your risk of diabetes: that’s one more benefit to breastfeeding, as reported in a 30-year study in JAMA Internal Medicine Rick and I discussed in this week’s…

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