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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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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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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