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PodMed – Week of February 16, 2015

February 13, 2015

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This week’s topics include a name change for chronic fatigue syndrome, iron supplementation after blood donation, benefits of alcohol consumption, and more death relative to smoking.

Program notes:

0:35 Deaths due to smoking
1:35 Adjusted for age, race and other factors
2:38 18% of US population continue to smoke
3:12 Name change for chronic fatigue syndrome
4:13 Number of federal agencies asked for this
5:15 Remove some stigma
5:42 Alcohol consumption may not as good as we thought
6:42 Light or moderate intake improves mortality?
7:45 Randomized trial difficult
8:01 Iron supplementation and blood donation
9:02 After donation hemoglobin declined
10:20 End

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