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Hormone deprivation therapy and dementia, happiness and health, a sickle cell drug, and too much HbA1c testing. Program notes: 0:38 Happiness and mortality 1:32 17% unhappy 2:35 Advocate for Eyore-like behavior? 3:01 Too much HbA1c measurement 4:02 Why is too …

PodMed – Week of December 14, 2015 Read more »

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This week’s topics include diabetes and mortality, red meat and death, flavored tobacco, and mortality trends in the US. Program notes: 0:39 Processed meats and cancer risk 1:31 No randomized controlled trials 2:31 Carbon footprint with meat production? 3:36 Mortality …

PodMed – Week of November 2, 2015 Read more »

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Anchor lead: What are the options for men with low risk prostate cancer? Elizabeth Tracey reports Men with low risk prostate cancer can be safely monitored carefully over time, with intervention undertaken only if their cancer begins to look threatening, …

September 29, 2015 – Active Surveillance Read more »

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Anchor lead: A new strategy may improve the outlook for men with advanced prostate cancer, Elizabeth Tracey reports Depriving the body of the male hormone testosterone is one way of treating prostate cancer.  Now a new study shows that when …

September 28, 2015 – Advanced Prostate Cancer Read more »

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Anchor lead:  Men with asthma don’t face a higher risk of lethal prostate cancer, Elizabeth Tracey reports Asthma is known to be driven by inflammation, and inflammation is also a factor in cancer.  But now a Johns Hopkins study has …

May 29, 2015 – Asthma and Prostate Cancer Read more »

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This week’s topics include tight control of blood pressure during pregnancy, chest pain evaluation in the ED, MRI guided biopsy of the prostate, and ACE-induced angioedema. Program notes: 0:59 MRI guided biopsy of prostate 1:54 Targeted diagnosed more high risk …

PodMed – Week of February 2, 2015 Read more »