The IV Bag Shortage: An Overlooked Solution
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a protocol that may be the answer to the ongoing nationwide IV bag shortage. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - April 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Inhaled Steroids for Asthma: The Effect of Dose
Dr Charles Vega discusses the effect of higher doses of inhaled steroids on asthma exacerbations. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - April 16, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Can Physical Fitness Fight Dementia?
Dr Charles Vega explores the relationship between physical fitness and dementia. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - April 13, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Patients Prefer PCPs Over Hospitalists While in Hospital
A recent study found that hospital patients who received care from their PCP had higher discharge rates and lower 30-day mortality rates. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - April 12, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

A Revised Approach for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a new and revised approach for managing chronic fatigue syndrome. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - April 9, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Can Real-World Experience Become Real-World Evidence (RWE ²)?
Figuring out how to improve life and maximize health through the medical Internet. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - March 26, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

A Conspiracy of Silence on Physician Suicide
We need a comprehensive physician safety initiative. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - March 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Another Reason to Avoid Heavy Drinking? Dementia
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a new study that explores the relationship between alcohol and dementia. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - March 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Low-Fat or Low-Carb Diet--Which Is Better for Weight Loss?
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a new study that explores the debate between low-carb and low-fat diets. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - March 16, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

The Future of Medicine From a Leader in Biosensors
Dr Eric Topol talks with pioneering researcher John Rogers about how his flexible electronic devices are being used in medicine and what further developments lie ahead. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - March 15, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Benzodiazepine Prescribing: A Warning Unheeded
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights the risks of benzodiazepine prescribing in older adults. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - March 9, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Irreproducible 'Scientific' Results
Irreproducible results published in journals are misleading, irresponsible, and costly, and it is up to researchers and publishers to resolve this problem now. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - March 6, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Digitizing the Mind to Understand Mental Health
New tools may make the diagnostic process less subjective in mental illness, paving the way for better therapeutics. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - February 20, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Taming the Healthcare Cost Beast
Will the recent proposal by three large American corporations to create a new healthcare company take profit out of healthcare? (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - February 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Sickle Cell Disease: When to Transfuse
Know the appropriate indications for transfusion when transfusion is not indicated in patients with sickle cell disease. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - February 12, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

The New Forbidden-Word List
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. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - February 6, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Avoid These Antibiotics in the First Trimester of Pregnancy
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a study of antibiotics prescribed to pregnant women with urinary tract infections. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - February 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Telemedicine for Family Medicine Practice
Let AAFP help you make the leap to telemedicine. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - February 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Missing Influenza in Our Older Patients
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a recent study suggesting that we might not see typical flu symptoms in the elderly. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - January 26, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

No Physician Shortage Despite Dire Warnings: Zeke Emanuel
Dr Eric Topol discusses factors behind a predicted physician shortage (or lack thereof) with policy expert and ethicist Dr Ezekiel Emanuel. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - January 24, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Should a Terminal Patient Receive Cataract Surgery?
Should a terminally ill cancer patient who asks for cataract surgery to improve his quality of life be granted his wish? (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - January 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

The Effects of Antihypertensive Meds on Microcirculation
Dr Alan Jacobs reports on a recent study suggesting that antihypertensive therapy might not return microcirculation to normal. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - January 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Patient Taking Biotin? Be Sure to Ask if Ordering Tests
A recent safety report from the FDA warns about this vitamin's possible interference with lab tests. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - January 4, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

An Unusually Happy Holiday Blog from 'Scrooge'
Dr Lundberg offers an atypically celebratory holiday message about the world's first free, for-credit university, NextGenU. (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - December 19, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

When Are Opioids the Right Treatment?
Although chronic opioid therapy is associated with explicit harms, Dr Argoff argues that opioids may be medically appropriate for certain patients. What is happening in your practice? (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

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