PodMed – Week of March 21, 2016


This week’s topics include behavior change and genetic risk, quitting smoking cold turkey, better prescribing, and avoiding vaccination consequences

Program notes:

0:40 Eradicating infectious disease
1:35 Measles and pertussis
2:35 Civic duty to be vaccinated
3:35 Centralized mechanism to monitor
4:00 Cold turkey smoking cessation
5:00 40% better outcome
6:01 Genetic risk doesn’t change behavior
7:06 Did not result in lower risk behavior
8:07 Improving the safety of prescribing medications
9:08 Complex method
10:21 End

Related blog: https://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2016/03/18/cold-turkey/