PodMed TT – Early Colorectal Cancer Screening

Friday, June 8, 2018
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At what age should colorectal cancer screening begin? As Rick and I discuss on PodMed TT this week, new guidelines from the American Cancer Society have reduced the…

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PodMed TT – Do Nurse-Led Interventions Help Surrogate Decision-Makers?

Friday, June 1, 2018
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Are nurses able to help surrogate decision-makers for ICU patients reduce depression and anxiety subsequent to the death of a loved one? A New England Journal of Medicine…

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PodMed TT – Smoking Cessation Methods

Friday, May 25, 2018
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Isn’t it amazing that among 7,000 current smokers, only 1,400 were willing to give smoking cessation a try? That’s one disconcerting fact in a pragmatic New England Journal…

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PodMed TT – Ebola Vaccine Efficacy

Friday, May 18, 2018
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As Ebola continues to spread in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization is responding by using the only available vaccine in areas of suspected or…

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PodMed TT – New Guidance on Prostate Cancer Screening

Friday, May 11, 2018
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If you’re a man, should you undergo PSA testing as a screening method for prostate cancer? As Rick and I discuss on PodMed TT this week, and as…

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PodMed TT – Increasing Autism Rates

Friday, May 4, 2018
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Is the rate of autism increasing nationally? As Rick and I discuss on PodMed TT this week, a very large and long-term analysis published in Morbidity and Mortality…

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PodMed TT – Cannabis Use and Cognition

Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Does cannabis use affect cognition? That’s a really important question as both medical and recreational marijuana use spreads across the country. A study in JAMA Psychiatry Rick and…

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PodMed TT – The Benefits of Taking Blood Pressure With a Portable Monitor

Friday, April 20, 2018
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Measuring blood pressure over 24 hours with a portable monitor while going about your daily activities is much better at predicting cardiovascular events and death than a single…

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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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