PodMed – Week of December 8, 2014


This week’s topics include telomeres and the Mediterranean diet, as needed or continuous asthma medications, CDC circumcision guidelines, and safe sleeping for babies.

Program notes:

0:50 Telomeres and the Mediterranean diet
1:45 Correlation and aging?
2:45 Other diets didn’t do as well
3:06 Asthma meds and interval
4:05 For moderate disease taking regularly is slightly better
5:06 Circumcision recommendations from the CDC
6:07 Appears to lower risk of some infectious diseases
7:11 Sleep habits for infants
8:14 Anything in the child’s bed that could cause suffocation
9:12 Not safe underneath either
10:16 End

Related blog: http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2014/12/05/olive-oil-and-such/