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Study Puts Eggs and Dietary Cholesterol Back on the Radar

21:02 | May 8th

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 (April 2019): Maternal Mortality, Nonsugar Sweetened Beverages and Stroke, Mesh Implants, Rotavirus Vaccine and Type-1 Diabetes, Childhood Lead Exposure, and more

20:11 | Apr 23rd

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 he...Show More
Unpacking A Recent Study Linking Diet Soda With Stroke Risks

11:17 | Apr 3rd

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

13:57 | Mar 27th

In this Medical News podcast, Rita Rubin interviews the second woman physician to serve in US Congress.
JAMA Medical News Summary (March 2019): Housing Programs, Glioblastoma Sex Differences, Medicine’s Weight Bias, Nonsugar Sweeteners and Health, Post-Intensive Care Syndrome, and More

19:41 | Mar 26th

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

16:33 | Mar 6th

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 (February 2019): Corporal Punishment, Eating Insects, New Planned Parenthood President, Questioning Probiotics, Congenital Syphilis, Cholesterol Guidelines and more

17:59 | Feb 26th

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 (January 2019): Black Lung Disease Resurgence, Nobel Peace Prize, "This Is Our Lane", Advancements in Cancer Immunotherapy, Curbing STIs, and more.

19:01 | Jan 29th

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

23:36 | Jan 23rd

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

20:04 | Jan 16th

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

18:09 | Jan 2nd

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 a...Show More
Physicians Are Steering the Conversation About Gun Violence

19:05 | Dec 14th, 2018

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 public ...Show More
For Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr Denis Mukwege, His Patients Motivate and Inspire

24:46 | Dec 12th, 2018

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

14:40 | Dec 5th, 2018

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 & Perspectives Roundup for November 2018

15:02 | Nov 27th, 2018

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

19:39 | Nov 20th, 2018

This Medical News podcast discusses brain organoids, their research and clinical potential and ethical implications.
Have Tent, Will Do Pop-Up HIV Screening

17:07 | Nov 7th, 2018

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

17:13 | Sep 28th, 2018

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

18:50 | Sep 12th, 2018

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

17:06 | Aug 1st, 2018

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

28:31 | Jul 11th, 2018

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?”

13:46 | Jun 27th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD: Developing Prescribable Video Games

16:59 | Jun 13th, 2018

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 Prescribabl...Show More
Framingham at 70: What We’ve Learned About Women and Heart Disease

16:51 | May 23rd, 2018

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

18:54 | Apr 11th, 2018

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

25:24 | Mar 28th, 2018

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 collaborati...Show More
ASO Therapy: Hope for Genetic Neurological Diseases

12:33 | Jan 30th, 2018

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

20:12 | Jan 23rd, 2018

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

21:23 | Dec 13th, 2017

This Medical News podcast discusses recent advances in therapeutic treatments for multiple sclerosis.
Ketamine-Like Agents for Depression

27:22 | Nov 8th, 2017

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

21:33 | Oct 25th, 2017

This Medical News podcast discusses how bacteriophage therapy might help fight antibiotic-resistant infections.
The Human Cell Atlas

17:15 | Aug 2nd, 2017

This podcast discusses an international project to map all cell types and states in the human body.
Robots Help Patients Change Behaviors

26:24 | Jun 7th, 2017

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

25:17 | Apr 12th, 2017

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

17:14 | Apr 11th, 2017

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

36:38 | Feb 15th, 2017

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

12:53 | Dec 14th, 2016

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 ...Show More
Pioneering Geneticist Explains Ambitious Plan to “Write” the Human Genome

14:23 | Oct 26th, 2016

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

10:49 | Oct 13th, 2016

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

12:49 | Jul 27th, 2016

Interview with Barbara E. Murray, MD, author of Infectious Disease Expert Sees Threat From Colistin-Resistant Superbug
HIV and Transplantation: New Reasons for HOPE

22:09 | Jul 12th, 2016

Interview with Dorry Segev, MD, PhD, author of HIV and Transplantation: New Reasons for HOPE
Quelling Zika Fears With Evidence

08:10 | Apr 27th, 2016

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

23:19 | Sep 15th, 2015

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 where ...Show More
Donald M. Berwick Reflects on Medicare at 50

18:53 | Jul 28th, 2015

Medicare at 50: Reflections From Former CMS Administrator Donald M. Berwick, MD
Interview with Harold Varmus, MD

11:16 | Jul 7th, 2015

Harold Varmus, MD, former director of the National Cancer Institute, talks about his career and his ideas for improving the biomedical research enterprise.