JAMA Medical News: Interviews and Summaries

JAMA Medical News: Interviews and Summaries

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New Guidelines Aim to Expand Palliative Care Beyond Specialists
Jun 26 • 29 min
This Medical News podcast discusses how all physicians who treat seriously ill patients can integrate palliative care into their practices. Read the article: New Guidelines Aim to Expand Palliative Care Beyond Specialists
JAMA Medical News Summary for June 2019
Jun 25 • 14 min
Opioid Prescribing Limits, TMAO and Heart Disease, Diversity in Public Health Schools, Sufentanil for the Battlefield, Menthol Cigarettes, Catch-up Sleep, Interval Training for Fat Loss, ‘Broken Heart’ Syndrome, and More in JAMA Medical News.
Low Awareness of Scammers’ Tactics Linked to Dementia Risk in Cognitively Normal People
Jun 12 • 17 min
Q & A with Patricia Boyle, PhD: Susceptibility to Scammers Might Signify Increased Risk of Dementia Read the article: Low Awareness of Scammers’ Tactics Linked to Dementia Risk in Cognitively Normal People
JAMA Medical News Summary for May 2019
May 28 • 16 min
High Fiber Diet Benefits, Arts and Medical Education, Skipping Breakfast, Wilderness Medicine, Eggs and CVD, Multiple Symptoms in Older Adults, Allergenic Inactive Ingredients, and more in JAMA Medical News.
Study Puts Eggs and Dietary Cholesterol Back on the Radar
May 8 • 21 min
In this Medical News podcast, Jennifer Abbasi speaks with the author of a recent study in JAMA that looked at the association between dietary cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.
JAMA Medical News Summary for April 2019
Apr 23 • 20 min
US Maternal Mortality, Nonsugar Sweetened Beverages and Stroke, Mesh Implants, Rotavirus Vaccine and Type-1 Diabetes, Childhood Lead Exposure, BRCA Exchange, Consumer Chemicals and Early Puberty, and more in JAMA Medical News. View related article here.
Unpacking A Recent Study Linking Diet Soda With Stroke Risks
Apr 3 • 11 min
In this Medical News podcast, Jennifer Abbasi interviews Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, PhD, RD, who studied the association of artificially sweetened beverages with cardiovascular disease and mortality in women. See related article.
Dr Schrier Goes to Congress as Second Woman Physician
Mar 27 • 13 min
In this Medical News podcast, Rita Rubin interviews the second woman physician to serve in US Congress.
JAMA Medical News Summary for March 2019
Mar 26 • 19 min
Housing programs for the homeless, glioblastoma sex differences, medicine’s weight bias, nonsugar sweeteners and health, post–intensive care syndrome, adult food allergies, eczema in the elderly, and more in JAMA Medical News.
Paradise’s Emergency Department Director Recalls California’s Worst Wildfire
Mar 6 • 16 min
In this Medical News podcast, an emergency physician describes his experiences during last November’s Camp Fire, one California’s worst wildfires. Read the article: Paradise’s Emergency Department Director Recalls California’s Worst Wildfire
JAMA Medical News Summary for February 2019
Feb 26 • 17 min
AAP’s Statement on Corporal Punishment, Eating Insects, New President of Planned Parenthood, Questioning Probiotics, Congenital Syphilis, New Cholesterol Guidelines, and more in JAMA Medical News.
JAMA Medical News Summary for January 2019
Jan 29 • 19 min
Black Lung Disease Resurgence, Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s Patients Inspire, “This Is Our Lane”, Advancements in Cancer Immunotherapy, Harassment and Assault and Women’s Health, Curbing the Swelling Tide of STIs, and more in Medical News.
New Planned Parenthood President: No Politics in the Exam Room
Jan 23 • 23 min
In this Medical News podcast, Jennifer Abbasi interviews Leana Wen, MD, the new president of Planned Parenthood.
American Academy of Pediatrics Says No More Spanking or Harsh Verbal Discipline
Jan 16 • 20 min
In this Medical News Podcast, Jennifer Abbasi interviews Robert Sege, MD, PhD, coauthor of the recent American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on corporal punishment for children.
Sexual Harassment and Assault Associated With Poorer Midlife Health in Women
Jan 2 • 18 min
In this Medical News podcast, Jennifer Abbasi interviews Rebecca Thurston, PhD, about her recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, which found that sexual harassment and assault were associated with poorer midlife health in women. Read the…
JAMA Medical News Summary for December 2018
Dec 21, 2018 • 24 min
Feyza Sancar, PhD, Director of JAMA Medical News, summarizes news content appearing in the December 2018 issues of JAMA.
Physicians Are Steering the Conversation About Gun Violence
Dec 14, 2018 • 19 min
In this Medical News podcast, Rita Rubin interviews Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, one of the leading voices in the “This Is Our Lane” movement, discussing the role of physicians and other health care professionals in addressing firearm violence as a…
For Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr Denis Mukwege, His Patients Motivate and Inspire
Dec 12, 2018 • 24 min
In this Medical News podcast, Rita Rubin interviews Dr. Denis Mukwege, cowinner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Read the article: For Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Denis Mukwege, His Patients Motivate and Inspire
Unraveling the Mysteries of the Human Placenta
Dec 5, 2018 • 14 min
In this Medical News podcast, Rita Rubin interviews the director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development about its Human Placenta Project. Read the article: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Human Placenta
JAMA Medical News Summary for November 2018
Nov 27, 2018 • 15 min
Feyza Sancar, PhD, Director of JAMA Medical News & Perspectives, summarizes news content appearing in the November 2018 issues of JAMA.
For Difficult-to-Model Brain Diseases, Brain Organoids Come to the Rescue
Nov 20, 2018 • 19 min
This Medical News podcast discusses brain organoids, their research and clinical potential and ethical implications.
Have Tent, Will Do Pop-Up HIV Screening
Nov 7, 2018 • 17 min
In this Medical News podcast, Rita Rubin interviews the founders of One Tent Health, a nonprofit free HIV screening initiative that serves high-risk neighborhoods in Washington, DC.
Vulnerability to Pandemic Flu Could Be Greater Today Than a Century Ago
Sep 28, 2018 • 17 min
In this Medical News podcast, infectious disease threats expert Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, discusses how the United States and the rest of the world may fare if another 1918-like influenza epidemic strikes.
Cardiologist Trades Stem Cells for Cell-Based Meat
Sep 12, 2018 • 18 min
Beef and poultry grown from animal cells rather than sourced from whole animals could be the future of meat production, a cardiologist-turned-biotech entrepreneur says in this Medical News podcast.
Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico: A Physician Looks Back at the Storm
Aug 1, 2018 • 17 min
In this Medical News Podcast, Dr. Myriam Allende-Vigo, an endocrinologist practicing in Humacao, Puerto Rico, talks about her experiences caring for patients during and after last year’s devastating storm.
Anthony Fauci, MD: Working to End HIV/AIDS
Jul 11, 2018 • 28 min
In this Medical News podcast, Jennifer Abbasi speaks with Dr Anthony Fauci about the progress and future goals toward eliminating HIV/AIDS.
“Is There a Doctor on the Plane?”
Jun 27, 2018 • 13 min
In this Medical News podcast, frequent traveler Rachel Zang, MD, talks about her experiences helping ill patients aboard commercial airline flights and discusses what physicians should know about in-flight medical emergencies. Read the article: “Is…
Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD: Developing Prescribable Video Games
Jun 13, 2018 • 16 min
In this Medical News podcast, Jennifer Abbasi speaks with Dr. Adam Gazzaley about his work developing a video game-based therapy for pediatric attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Read the article: Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD: Developing Prescribable…
Framingham at 70: What We’ve Learned About Women and Heart Disease
May 23, 2018 • 16 min
In this Medical News Podcast, Rebecca Voelker interviews Daniel Levy, MD, director of the Framingham Heart Study, about women’s participation during the study’s 70-year history.
Training Physicians About Nutrition
Apr 11, 2018 • 18 min
In this Medical News Podcast, Jennifer Abbasi interviews cardiologist Stephen Devries, MD, about an institute that educates doctors about healthful eating. View article here
Researching Nondrug Approaches to Pain Management
Mar 28, 2018 • 25 min
In this Medical News podcast, Jennifer Abbasi interviews Yale University professor Robert Kerns, PhD, about nondrug approaches to pain management and the National Institutes of Health-Department of Defense-Veterans Affairs pain management…
ASO Therapy: Hope for Genetic Neurological Diseases
Jan 30, 2018 • 12 min
In this Medical News podcast, JAMA Associate Editor Christopher Muth, MD, discusses the use of antisense oligonucleotide therapies for treatment of neurological diseases with Stefan Pulst, MD, Chairman of Neurology at the University of Utah.
The Human Diagnosis Project
Jan 23, 2018 • 20 min
Interview with Shantanu Nundy, MD, about a new way for physicians to collaborate on cases online. Read the article: Shantanu Nundy, MD: The Human Diagnosis Project
New Inroads Against Multiple Sclerosis
Dec 13, 2017 • 21 min
This Medical News podcast discusses recent advances in therapeutic treatments for multiple sclerosis.
Ketamine-Like Agents for Depression
Nov 8, 2017 • 27 min
In this Medical News podcast, we discuss the use of ketamine and ketamine-like agents for treatment-resistant depression with psychiatrist Carlos A. Zarate Jr, MD.
Phage Therapy for Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs
Oct 25, 2017 • 21 min
This Medical News podcast discusses how bacteriophage therapy might help fight antibiotic-resistant infections.
The Human Cell Atlas
Aug 2, 2017 • 17 min
This podcast discusses an international project to map all cell types and states in the human body.
Robots Help Patients Change Behaviors
Jun 7, 2017 • 26 min
This podcast discusses the development of socially assistive robots for patient rehabilitation and training. Related article: Socially Assistive Robots Help Patients Make Behavioral Changes
The Nature of Lung Microbiome Research
Apr 12, 2017 • 25 min
This podcast discusses the latest research into the workings of the lung microbiome and how it will affect future diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases. Related article: The Lung Microbiome: Key to Respiratory Ills?
Barry Marshall, MD: H pylori 35 Years Later
Apr 11, 2017 • 17 min
This Medical News podcast features an interview with Barry Marshall, MD, who codiscovered the stomach bug H pylori in 1982.
Alzheimer Outlook Far From Bleak
Feb 15, 2017 • 36 min
Rudolph Tanzi, PhD, of Harvard University, and Berislav Zlokovic, MD, PhD, of the University of Southern California, discuss what the future holds for Alzheimer Disease research and treatment.
NIH Charts a Path for Nutrition Science
Dec 14, 2016 • 12 min
In this Medical News podcast, Jennifer Abbasi interviews Nutrition Research Task Force chair Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the NIH. Read the article: NIH Charts a…
Pioneering Geneticist Explains Ambitious Plan to “Write” the Human Genome
Oct 26, 2016 • 14 min
This Medical News podcast discusses the Human Genome Project-write with Harvard geneticist, George Church, PhD.
On CDC’s 70th Anniversary, Director Tom Frieden, MD, Looks Ahead
Oct 13, 2016 • 10 min
This Medical News podcast features a Q&A with CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, commemorating the agency’s historic 70th anniversary. The interview was recorded on August 8th, 2016.
Threat From Colistin-Resistant Superbug
Jul 27, 2016 • 12 min
Interview with Barbara E. Murray, MD, author of Infectious Disease Expert Sees Threat From Colistin-Resistant Superbug
HIV and Transplantation: New Reasons for HOPE
Jul 12, 2016 • 22 min
Interview with Dorry Segev, MD, PhD, author of HIV and Transplantation: New Reasons for HOPE
Quelling Zika Fears With Evidence
Apr 27, 2016 • 8 min
Christine Curry, MD, PhD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Miami, discusses the challenges of keeping pregnant patients and her colleagues well-informed of the facts as Zika virus fears circulate.
Doing Field Work With Doctors Without Borders
Sep 15, 2015 • 23 min
Adi Nadimpalli, MD, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Head of Mission in Nepal, and the former vice president of the US board of directors, talks about MSF’s mission and the challenges he has faced serving in countries…
Donald M. Berwick Reflects on Medicare at 50
Jul 28, 2015 • 18 min
Medicare at 50: Reflections From Former CMS Administrator Donald M. Berwick, MD
Interview with Harold Varmus, MD
Jul 7, 2015 • 11 min
Harold Varmus, MD, former director of the National Cancer Institute, talks about his career and his ideas for improving the biomedical research enterprise.