PodMed – Week of June 20, 2016

This week’s topics include the mortality benefit of whole grains, changes to primary care practices that don’t seem to have helped, weight loss drugs, and reducing cardiovascular outcomes in people with diabetes and kidney compromise.
Program notes:
0:32 Whole grain consumption
1:34 Compared the extremes of intake
2:32 Decrease by 15-18%
3:10 Weight loss drugs
4:10 Variable weight loss
5:10 Liraglutide also treats diabetes
5:47 Diabetes, chronic kidney disease and the heart
6:48 Avoid going on dialysis
7:44 CMS changes to primary care
8:45  Investment of $115,000 per clinician
10:10 End
Related blog: https://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2016/06/19/whole-grains-rock/