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Obesity Is a Crisis, Yet New Weight Loss Drugs Are Underused
There's no shortage of options, and patients are asking for help. So why are we still not using the new weight loss drugs to manage the obesity epidemic? (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - December 8, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Healthcare Apps to Recommend to Patients
A study ranks the best clinical apps for health, wellness, and disease management. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - December 1, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Will Pig Organs Be Used for Transplants?
Immunosuppression and the fear of transmitting diseases that animals have to people have impeded pig organ transplants in humans. Will new scientific advances enable pig organ transplants? (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - November 29, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

‘Moneyball’ Author Michael Lewis on Errors and Medical Misdiagnosis
Michael Lewis, author of'Moneyball'and'The Blind Side,'speaks with Eric Topol about his latest book,'The Undoing Project,'which delves into the world of perception and cognitive bias. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - November 27, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: The Latest Research
The data support a trial of acupuncture for some common pain conditions. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - November 17, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Don't Dismiss These Two Cancer Risk Factors
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - November 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

How Hospitals Can Fight the Opioid Epidemic
Representatives of the Hospital for Special Surgery describe their successful three-part approach to helping patients and providers. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - November 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Tech and Medicine: Jessica Mega, Verily's Medical Leader
Eric Topol talks with cardiologist and Verily CMO Jessica Mega about her switch from academic medicine to Silicon Valley, and how Google hopes to transform medicine. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - November 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Prenatal Multivitamins: A Way to Lower Autism Risk?
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - October 27, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Drug Abuse in Medical Students and Residents
About 75% of med students and residents use psychoactive drugs. When does use become abuse, and what can we do about it? (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - October 23, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Exercise for Depression: A Small Dose Goes a Long Way
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - October 20, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Missed Vertebral Fracture; Lost Chance to Treat Osteoporosis
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - October 13, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

From Obese Kid to Practicing Physician: An MD ’s Personal Story
Dr Paul Grewal shares his story of his battle against obesity and how he uses his personal struggle to support his patients with obesity and diabetes. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - October 11, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Leading Science Journalist Carl Zimmer on His Genome
Dr Eric Topol speaks with science journalist Carl Zimmer about where he gets his ideas, what his genome looks like, and how he got a tapeworm named after him. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - October 5, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Does Vitamin D Influence MS Risk?
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - September 29, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

A Supplement That May Block The Toxic Effects of Alcohol
Dr Lundberg shares a possible aid for metabolizing alcohol. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - September 26, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Rapidly Progressive Dementia: A Surprisingly Easy Fix
A puzzling, rapidly progressive case of dementia--and the solution for both identifying and fixing the cause. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - September 11, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Ed Boyden and Optogenetics: The Future of Neuroscience
Eric Topol speaks with Edward Boyden about the promise of optogenetics, from treating common brain disorders to unlocking what it means to be human. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - September 6, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Fat but Fit: Myth Challenged
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - September 1, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Ethical Malpractice in American Clinical Oncology
An epidemic of greed is sweeping through the field of oncology. We need to fix it NOW, says Dr Lundberg. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - August 23, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Why Do Doctors Resist Artificial Intelligence in the Clinic?
Experts discuss how artificial intelligence can support physicians, and how new technologies should be introduced into the clinic. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - August 22, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Abraham Verghese: 'We Are Responsible' for EHR Dysfunction
Many factors have contributed to physicians'disillusionment with medicine--E&M coding, tsunamis of paperwork--but among these, the EHR stands out as particularly egregious. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - August 22, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Is Telemedicine the Future of Medicine?
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. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - August 22, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Decline of the Physical Exam: Clinical Tragedy or Good Riddance?
As technology continues transforming medicine, experts debate the role of the traditional physical exam. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - August 22, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

The Often Missed Diagnosis of Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - August 18, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Melanoma and Parkinson's: A Surprising Connection
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - August 11, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

PSA Density: A Better Predictor of Prostate Cancer Risk?
How accurate is PSA density for predicting prostate cancer? Dr Chodak reviews new research in Urology comparing PSA density with PSA alone. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - August 1, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Interventions to Prevent and Reduce Physician Burnout
Dr Peter Yellowlees urges immediate action to prevent and reduce physician burnout. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - August 1, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

NAMS Clarifies HRT Options for Menopausal Symptoms
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - July 28, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Specify Vitamin D3 for Low Vitamin D
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - July 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Can an OTC Hearing Device Substitute for a Hearing Aid?
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - July 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Does Primary Care Really Save Lives?
Dr Kenny Lin examines two recent studies that examined the link between primary care and clinical outcomes, including death. What are the lessons for healthcare reform? (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - July 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

'Sparks Fly' and 'Momentous Discovery' in Brain Diseases Follows
Eric Topol gets the backstory from Beth Stevens on the amazing discoveries being made about the role of the immune system in neurologic diseases. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - July 5, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

NOACs for AFib: The Right Dose Matters
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - June 23, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

How to Fix the 'Ailing' VA Health System
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. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - June 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

BP Targets Should Be Lower: The Final Word?
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - June 16, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

With Irreverence and Humor, Ed Yong Gives 'Voice to the Voiceless'
Ed Yong, science writer for The Atlantic, reveals his unique point of view on the important science stories of today. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - June 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Chondroitin for Knee OA: More Evidence
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - June 9, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

When You Teach Prescribing, Also Teach Deprescribing
Don't ever get into something unless you know how to get out of it, cautions Dr Lundberg. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - June 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

A How-To Guide for Deprescribing PPIs
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - May 26, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Can You Trust Home Blood Pressure Monitoring?
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's most important news stories for primary care. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - May 19, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Lipid Guidelines: A New Risk Category
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's most important news stories for primary care. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - May 12, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

How NAM Would Fix the Broken American Healthcare System
The US healthcare system is a mess. The National Academy of Medicine has proposed a substantive plan to improve it. Congress should pay attention, says Dr Lundberg. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - May 11, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts