JAMA Medical News: Interviews and Summaries

JAMA Medical News: Interviews and Summaries

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Discussing timely topics in clinical medicine, biomedical sciences, public health, and health policy


Prioritizing Physician Mental Health as COVID-19 Marches On
May 20 • 23 min
The University of New Mexico’s Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, speaks with JAMA’s Jennifer Abbasi about the pandemic’s mental and emotional toll on health care workers—and how they and their employers can safeguard their well-being. Read the Article:
April 2020 Medical News Summary
Apr 28 • 28 min
Finding Ways to Reduce Coronavirus Exposure During Dialysis; The Promise and Peril of Antibody Testing for COVID-19; The Challenge of Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Correctional Facilities
Pandemic Part 2: A Trip to Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum
Apr 27 • 22 min
A new exhibit on the 1918 flu pandemic asks: What is an individual’s responsibility to their community during a pandemic? Exhibit curator Jane Boyd and museum manager Nancy Hill take Jennifer Abbasi on a tour of the medical museum’s new exhibit just…
Pandemic Part 1: 1918 Flu Pandemic and COVID-19
Apr 27 • 32 min
Medical historian Howard Markel, MD, PhD, director of the University of Michigan’s Center for the History of Medicine, speaks with JAMA Fishbein fellow Angel Desai, MD, about lessons from the devastating 1918 flu pandemic. Markel discusses his…
March 2020 Medical News Summary
Apr 1 • 22 min
Fixing the Parent Trap for Resident Physicians; Confirmatory Trial For Drug to Prevent Preterm Birth Finds No Benefit, So Why Is It Still Prescribed?; The Low-FODMAP Diet Helps IBS Symptoms, but Questions Remain
Risk Uncertain From Sunscreen Ingredients in Blood
Apr 1 • 17 min
David Strauss, MD, PhD, of the FDA talks with Jennifer Abbasi about his recent studies in JAMA investigating sunscreen safety Related:
February 2020 Medical News Summary
Feb 25 • 19 min
Taking Medicine to the Streets to Care for Those Who Live There; Trauma-Informed Care May Ease Patient Fear, Clinician Burnout
Coronavirus and Beyond: Responding to Biological Threats
Feb 3 • 23 min
The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak exemplifies ongoing biothreats to global security, as each new threat tests principles of preparation and response at national, regional, and clinical levels. Tom Inglesby, MD, director of the Center for…
January Medical News Summary
Jan 31 • 13 min
Alzheimer Disease and Brain Glucose Metabolism, Testosterone for Postmenopausal Low Sexual Desire, Concussions and Erectile Dysfunction Among Football Players
December Medical News Summary
Dec 27, 2019 • 15 min
JAMA Network Articles of the Year 2019, Cannabidiol Products, Heritage Diets and Culturally Appropriate Dietary Advice, Cancer Risk Among People With Psoriasis
November Medical News Summary
Nov 26, 2019 • 21 min
Firearms and Dementia, New Center for Psychedelic Research, Older Patients in Cancer Clinical Trials, Knowledge Gaps in Type 2 Diabetes Prevention, Universal Flu Vaccine and More in Medical News.
Live from AHA, Part 3: Update on Nutrition Hot Topics
Nov 18, 2019 • 29 min
JAMA Medical News is coming to you live from the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions conference in Philadelphia. In this episode, host Jennifer Abbasi interviews Stanford University’s Christopher Gardner, PhD, about the nutrition…
Live from AHA, Part 2: The American Heart Association Takes on Vaping
Nov 17, 2019 • 17 min
JAMA Medical News is coming to you live from the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions conference in Philadelphia. This year’s conference included a timely topic: the e-cigarette epidemic in youth. Host Jennifer Abbasi interviews Rose…
Live from AHA, Part 1: Highlights from the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions
Nov 16, 2019 • 22 min
JAMA Medical News is coming to you live from the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions conference in Philadelphia. In this episode, host Jennifer Abbasi chats with conference chair Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, about this year’s hottest…
Philanthropists Fund Johns Hopkins Center for Study of Psychedelics
Oct 31, 2019 • 28 min
In this Medical News podcast, Rita Rubin speaks with Roland Griffiths, PhD, about the use of psychedelics as potential therapies for neurological and mental health disorders and to better understand the mind. Read the article:
October Medical News Summary
Oct 24, 2019 • 22 min
Biomarker-Based PTSD Screening, Cardiovascular Corner, Stopping Cancer Screening in Older Adults, Subconcussive Football Hits, Easing Contraceptive Access, Prescription Drug Costs, and More in Medical News.
Firearms and Dementia: “A Big Deal and a Tough Issue”
Oct 16, 2019 • 12 min
In this Medical News podcast, Rebecca Voelker speaks with emergency physician Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, about safety issues concerning people with dementia who own or live in a home with firearms.
JAMA Medical News Summary for September 2019
Sep 24, 2019 • 25 min
Studying the Adolescent Brain, A New form of Dementia, Advances in Type 1 Diabetes Research, Telemedicine for Opioid Use Disorder, Vacations and Metabolic Syndrome, Modest Calorie Reduction for Cardiometabolic Health, and More in JAMA Medical News.
JAMA Medical News Summary for August 2019
Aug 27, 2019 • 20 min
Cardiac Rehab, 13 Reasons Why and Youth Suicides, Peanut Oral Immunotherapy, Social Media and Medicine, Herpes Zoster Opthalmica, Mindfulness for Surgeons, Steps and Mortality and More in JAMA Medical News.
Type 1 Diabetes Advances Pave the Way for Prevention
Aug 21, 2019 • 24 min
In this Medical News podcast, Jennifer Abbasi discusses recent advances in type 1 diabetes with Yale’s Kevan Herold, MD, and gets a patient perspective on the illness.
With Neuroimaging, Large NIH Study Could Shine a Light on the Adolescent Brain
Aug 14, 2019 • 25 min
In this Medical News podcast, Jennifer Abbasi interviews the director of the ABCD study, Gaya Dowling, PhD, about this long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States.
Getting Social: Physicians Need to Counteract Misinformation Online
Jul 31, 2019 • 16 min
This Medical News podcast discusses the value of social media for health care. Read the article:
JAMA Medical News Summary for July 2019
Jul 23, 2019 • 21 min
Scam Awareness and Dementia Risk, Cardiovascular Corner, Wild Health, Palliative Care Practices, Talking About Death, Vitamin C Drug Cocktail for Sepsis, Appendix and Parkinson Disease Risk, and More in JAMA Medical News.
New Guidelines Aim to Expand Palliative Care Beyond Specialists
Jun 26, 2019 • 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:
JAMA Medical News Summary for June 2019
Jun 25, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 17 min
Q & A with Patricia Boyle, PhD: Susceptibility to Scammers Might Signify Increased Risk of Dementia Read the article:
JAMA Medical News Summary for May 2019
May 28, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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.
Unpacking A Recent Study Linking Diet Soda With Stroke Risks
Apr 3, 2019 • 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. .
Dr Schrier Goes to Congress as Second Woman Physician
Mar 27, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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:
JAMA Medical News Summary for February 2019
Feb 26, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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:
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:
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:
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:
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
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:
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:
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:
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:
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
HIV and Transplantation: New Reasons for HOPE
Jul 12, 2016 • 22 min
Interview with Dorry Segev, MD, PhD, author of
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.