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The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast

Supercharge your learning as these board-certified Internists interview the experts to bring you clinical pearls, practice changing knowledge, and a healthy dose of humor. 

Aug 31, 2018

Dr. Neda Frayha (@nedafrayha) of Primary Care RAP (Hippo Education) joins us this month for our thoughts and analysis of some recent (and not so recent) journal articles that interested us this month. Our articles spanned topics that include at cancer survival among patients pursuing treatment with complementary medicine, the effect of body weight on effectiveness of preventive aspirin dosing, strategies to promote physician leadership, respiratory symptoms in those with marijuana use and MRSA risk among patients with penicillin allergies. ACP members can claim free CME-MOC at (goes live 0900 EST on podcast release date).

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  • Written by: Sarah Phoebe Roberts MPH, Neda Frayha MD, Christopher Chiu MD
  • Producers: Sarah Phoebe Roberts MPH, Christopher Chiu MD
  • Hosts: Matthew Watto MD, Stuart Brigham MD, Paul Williams MD, and Christopher Chiu MD
  • Editor: Matthew Watto MD 

Time stamps:

  • 00:00 Disclaimer, intro, guest bio
  • 05:05 Do patients using complementary medicine for cancer therapy have worse outcomes?
  • 13:11 Does low dose aspirin work for primary prevention of major adverse cardiac events?
  • 19:16 Do physicians make better leaders?
  • 24:55 Does marijuana cause respiratory symptoms?
  • 30:40 Does penicillin allergy confer increased risk for C Diff and MRSA infection?
  • 38:40 Wrap-up and outro

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