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Medscape Public Health & Prevention Podcast

Latest medical news and features from Medscape Public Health & Prevention

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Is It Time to Treat 'Male' Mental Health?

Mon, 2 Apr 2018 10:46:46 EDT

Dr Drew Ramsey discusses mental health challenges unique to male patients, and the need for mental health professionals to promote male mental health and to facilitate access to care.

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Women's Hearts: How Women Can Walk Away From Heart Failure

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:10:03 EDT

Dr JoAnn Manson describes findings of a recent study showing that walking farther and faster can prevent heart failure in women.

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Combined Prognostic Factors Clarify Colorectal Cancer Risk

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:33:13 EDT

Dr David Kerr on how combining ploidy and stroma-tumor fraction can guide treatment decisions in patients with stage II disease.

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Challenging the Gun Culture

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:30:45 EDT

'There is absolutely no reason for an American civilian to own functional military-style weaponry and ammunition in 2018.'

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Influenza Deaths in Children: Putting It Into Context

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:02:49 EST

The media reports of influenza-related deaths in children are frightening. How does this year compare with prior years?

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Shingrix: Is the Hype Justified?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:01:59 EST

Dr Paul Offit compares Shingrix with Zostavax® and lays out the recommendations for the new vaccine.

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Gluten-Free Diets: Healthy or Potentially Toxic?

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 14:07:16 EST

Dr David Johnson on new data suggesting that these popular diets may lead to an accumulation of heavy metals.

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The New Forbidden-Word List

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 13:00:48 EST

Dr George Lundberg reflects on the history of forbidden words and how physicians will respond to President Donald Trump's list of words that can't be used at the CDC.

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Interview With Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD: Update on Flint

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:32:18 EST

Dr Mona Hanna-Attisha updates Medscape viewers on the current state of the Flint water crisis and how clinicians can help protect their own communities from lead exposure.

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Lives Are Saved Even With a 'Less Effective' Vaccine

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:52:36 EST

Dr Paul Offit explains the various ways the flu virus can mutate away from the strains in the vaccine, as it has in the 2017-2018 season.

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Health Effects of Wildfire Smoke and Ash: Lessons From California

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:22:01 EST

Dr Robert Glatter speaks with environmental health expert Dr John Balmes about the health risks to the population during and after a major wildfire.

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A Call for Early HIV Diagnosis

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:00:33 EST

Increased routine and targeted HIV testing is needed to reduce diagnosis delays.

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Oral HPV Infection Rate Is Alarmingly High in US Men

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:56:08 EST

A large population-based study argues for more rigorous efforts to vaccinate against HPV infection and prevent subsequent head and neck cancers, says Dr Markman.

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'Serious Health Risks' Associated With Pesticides

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:17:20 EST

Pesticides are associated with serious health risks, particularly in children.

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Musing on Sexual Ethics

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:52:16 EST

Dr George Lundberg urges discussion on modern sexual ethics.

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Protect Patients From a Surge in STDs

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:36:26 EST

The latest surveillance report reveals that sexually transmitted infections are again on the rise.

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Shingles and Shingles Vaccine: An Update

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 09:42:35 EST

A recently approved shingles vaccine seems to be more effective in preventing the virus. Drs Rapuano and Meghpara from Wills Eye Hospital discuss its role for patients.

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Do Hormonal Contraceptives Increase Breast Cancer Risk?

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 12:42:53 EST

Dr Andrew Kaunitz disputes the recent findings from a Danish breast cancer risk study that primarily studied women in a lower-risk group.

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An Unusually Happy Holiday Blog from 'Scrooge'

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 17:13:33 EST

Dr Lundberg offers an atypically celebratory holiday message about the world's first free, for-credit university, NextGenU.

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California Contagion: How to Control Severe Hepatitis A

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:29:19 EST

Dr Paul Auwaerter discusses California's hepatitis A outbreak and the challenges of testing to avoid false-positives.

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Brucellosis: Patient History Is the Key

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 12:19:31 EST

The symptoms are nonspecific, so patient history is critical to the identification of brucellosis.

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Assessing Zika Risk in International Travelers

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:23:19 EST

Travelers need to be educated about their risks and decide which they are willing to accept.

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Gun Sense or Non-sense?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:59:48 EST

These days, the only limiting parameter to gun ownership seems to be how many people you wish to kill in a brief time, says Dr Lundberg.

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Gestational Diabetes and Long-term Risk for CVD

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 10:03:30 EST

Dr JoAnn Manson comments on a recent study revealing that gestational diabetes is like a window into a woman's future risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

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An Urgent Plea to Oncologists for HPV Vaccination

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 12:55:10 EDT

Oncologists fail to recommend HPV vaccination to young cancer survivors, even though it is a safe and effective cancer prevention strategy.

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Why Quarantine 'Makes No Sense' in Controlling HIV

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:19:03 EDT

Controversy spurred by comments from Georgia state representative Dr Betty Price on HIV is addressed by Dr Paul Sax.

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A Strategic Merger in Cancer Screening

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:25:55 EDT

A recent study relates future risk to current risk for advanced colorectal cancer. Dr Kerr suggests adding genetic testing to further improve diagnosis.

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With Sudden Death, Don't Automatically Blame the Heart

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:17:21 EDT

Drs Gayatri Acharya, Michael Ackerman, and Peter Noseworthy discuss the importance of investigating sudden deaths in light of new research showing that many presumed sudden cardiac deaths are not cardiac in origin.

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Type 2 Diabetes in Children Has Researchers Concerned

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:46:08 EDT

Reported increases in minority children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes has researchers wondering whether environmental causes and gestational diabetes are to blame.

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A Supplement That May Block The Toxic Effects of Alcohol

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:23:12 EDT

Dr Lundberg shares a possible aid for metabolizing alcohol.

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Three Reasons Why…You Should Ask Kids About Screen Time

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:43:34 EDT

Social media is too important and too risky to not be routinely asking kids about their use.

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Demonizing Processed Foods: It's the Additives, Stupid

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 10:42:18 EDT

Is processed food always bad for you? Not necessarily, says Dr Lundberg.

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Is Telemedicine the Future of Medicine?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:54:10 EDT

Telemedicine is a growing part of routine healthcare, particularly in rural areas, and one that is likely to expand to include remote data transfer, such as imaging, from the patient to the physician.

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Think Whole Food, Not 'Out of the Box' for Heart Healthy Diet

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:57:37 EDT

Dr Acharya interviews Mayo nutrition experts Drs Kopecky and Frantz to glean practical diet advice for patients.

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We Need More Doctors With Disabilities

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:34:01 EDT

Physicians with disabilities are one of the most underrepresented groups in medicine. We need to address this, argues Dr Kenny Lin.

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Is Parental Smoking Child Abuse?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:09:42 EDT

When a patient smokes, or takes medications, their children's health may be harmed. What can physicians do to change parents' behavior to eliminate these risks?

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Healthcare Reform and Psychiatry's Wish List

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 11:10:27 EDT

Psychiatrists weigh in with their thoughts on ideal mental health care reform.

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Life After the FDA: Mining Data and Reducing Disparities

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:53:26 EDT

Dr Califf talks about his new role at Verily and how data mining and data sharing could reduce disparities in care and improve patient outcomes.

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Overdose Risk in Young Children of Women Prescribed Opioids

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:39:37 EDT

Children of women who are prescribed opioids are at significant risk for opioid overdose.

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CDC Contraception Guidelines: The Latest Updates

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:11:40 EDT

Here are the hot-off-the-press revisions to CDC contraception guidelines and recommendations.

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What Socialized Medicine Is and Isn't

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:21:04 EDT

When it comes to national healthcare, 'open your eyes' to international models and 'be not afraid to change,' advises Dr George Lundberg.

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How to Fix the 'Ailing' VA Health System

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:20:33 EDT

Dr Lundberg shares a letter written to then-Under Secretary Dr David Shulkin by the late Dr Richard Horowitz, describing his concerns about the Veterans Affairs system and suggestions for improvement.

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What Do Doctors Really Think About the ACA?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:07:33 EDT

Physicians from all over the country tell Medscape about their experiences with the ACA. What's your take?

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CDC's Emergency Drugs for US Clinicians and Hospitals

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 13:58:18 EDT

Suspect a case of botulism or malaria? You'll soon find that your local pharmacy doesn't stock antitoxin or artesunate. You can get these lifesaving drugs quickly from CDC. Here's how.

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Fidget Spinners: A Pediatrician's Take

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 10:57:29 EDT

Fidget spinners are the latest craze to sweep the nation. We asked Alok Patel, MD, an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at Columbia in New York City, to try one out.

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Heart Health and Cognition: The Link Strengthens

Thu, 1 Jun 2017 12:24:29 EDT

Dr JoAnn Manson summarizes key evidence showing that 'what's good for the heart is good for the brain.'

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Are We Helping Kids in 'Kinship Care'?

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:51:03 EDT

First things first: Ask the identity of the person bringing a child in for care. It might not be the biological parent.

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'Healthcare Delayed Is Healthcare Denied'

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:04:54 EDT

Drs Bhargava and Stein discuss their concerns for pediatric care during this tumultuous time and offer advice for clinicians who want to do more.

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Rx for Opioid Epidemic: Prevent, Rescue, Treat, and Hope

Wed, 17 May 2017 11:37:39 EDT

In Pennsylvania, thousands of lives have been saved in the fight against the opioid epidemic. Dr Rachel Levine explains.

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Cannabis Testing: Sometimes Less Is More

Mon, 15 May 2017 12:30:48 EDT

Do we know enough about the effects and metabolism of cannabis to interpret lab values meaningfully?

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