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This week’s topics include the effect of education on prenatal testing, Ebola estimates, varicose vein therapy, and PET scanning to diagnose lung cancer. Program notes: 0:40 Ebola update 1:40 Numbers of cases doubling every 20-30 days 2:40 Body prepared by …

PodMed – Week of September 29, 2014 Read more »

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This week’s topics include a new drug for MDR TB, concussion in adolescent girls, cancer screening in the elderly, and smoking cessation after hospital discharge. Program notes: 0:35 Cancer screening in the elderly 1:35 31 to 55% of high mortality …

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Anchor lead:  Should you have a sigmoidoscopy rather than a colonoscopy? Elizabeth Tracey reports There’s no question that examination of the large intestine, either using colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy, reduces both the incidence of and death relative to colon cancer.  Now …

August 26, 2014 – Which Test? Read more »

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Anchor lead: Sigmoidoscopy definitely helps reduce colorectal cancer deaths, Elizabeth Tracey reports Flexible sigmoidscopy, where a much smaller and more accessible part of the large intestine is examined compared to colonoscopy, has a very positive impact on reducing both colorectal …

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This week’s topics include salt and hypertension, Chikungunya in the US, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colorectal cancer, and BMI and cancer. Program notes: 0:35 Exhaustive studies on salt and high blood pressure 1:35 Salt intake, cardiovascular disease and mortality 2:35 Natural …

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