PodMed – Week of November 30, 2015

This week’s topics include early testing for amyloid, improving colorectal cancer screening, generic medications, and folic acid supplementation and neural tube defects.
Program notes:
0:34 Folic acid supplements and neural tube defects
1:38 Significant drop with fortification
2:36 Maybe found the right amount to fortify
3:20 Amyloid detection in ‘cognitively normal’ people
4:21 Those with amyloid at baseline did decline faster
5:23 A comprehensive approach to increasing colorectal ca screening
6:25 Increased rate to 70%
7:20 Generic prescription
8:20 Source of resistance?
9:23 Need more education
10:20 End
Related blog: http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2015/11/29/watching-amyloid/