PodMed is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech University. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, look at the top medical stories of the week.
This week’s topics include the benefits of breast feeding, the JAMA obesity issue, hope for ovarian cancer, and non-traditional risk factors for heart disease.
1:16 Do we have anything to offer women with ovarian cancer?
2:16 Therapy consists of chemotherapy and surgery at first
3:17 Screening doesn’t exist
3:34 JAMA obesity issue
4:33 Two types of surgery mostly equivalent
5:30 Bariatric surgery does have some benefit
6:33 The long term benefits of breastfeeding
7:31 Had biological plausibility
8:20 USPSTF and nontraditional cardiac risk factors
9:20 High risk needs intervention
10:25 Create a burden