PodMed- Week of August 18, 2014


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 history of blood pressure?
3:31 Appropriate intervention?
4:34 Chikagunya virus in the US
5:35 Control standing water
6:27 Insect repellant throughout the day needed
7:05 Benefit of colon examination
8:08 Groups recommending different things
8:30 BMI and cancer mortality
9:30 Another reason to control weight
10:26 End

Related blog: http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2014/08/15/chikungunya-virus-and-you/