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JAMA Medical News

Discussions of timely topics in clinical medicine, biomedical research, public health, health policy, and more, featured in the Medical News section of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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“Is There a Doctor on the Plane?”

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 There a Doctor on the Plane?"


27 Jun 2018

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Researching Nondrug Approaches to Pain Management

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 collaboration. Read the article: Robert Kerns, PhD: Researching Nondrug Approaches to Pain Management


28 Mar 2018

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Study Puts Eggs and Dietary Cholesterol Back on the Radar

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.


8 May 2019

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American Academy of Pediatrics Says No More Spanking or Harsh Verbal Discipline

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.


16 Jan 2019

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Anthony Fauci, MD: Working to End HIV/AIDS

In this Medical News podcast, Jennifer Abbasi speaks with Dr Anthony Fauci about the progress and future goals toward eliminating HIV/AIDS.


11 Jul 2018

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Vulnerability to Pandemic Flu Could Be Greater Today Than a Century Ago

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.


28 Sep 2018

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December Medical News Summary

JAMA Network Articles of the Year 2019, Cannabidiol Products, Heritage Diets and Culturally Appropriate Dietary Advice, Cancer Risk Among People With Psoriasis


27 Dec 2019

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JAMA Medical News Summary for April 2019

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 here.


23 Apr 2019

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New Planned Parenthood President: No Politics in the Exam Room

In this Medical News podcast, Jennifer Abbasi interviews Leana Wen, MD, the new president of Planned Parenthood.


23 Jan 2019

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JAMA Medical News Summary for May 2019

High Fiber Diet Benefits, Arts and Medical Education, Skipping Breakfast, Wilderness Medicine, Eggs and CVD, Multiple Symptoms in Older Adults, Allergenic Inactive Ingredients, and more in JAMA Medical News.


28 May 2019

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JAMA Medical News Summary for December 2018

Feyza Sancar, PhD, Director of JAMA Medical News, summarizes news content appearing in the December 2018 issues of JAMA.


21 Dec 2018

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Framingham at 70: What We’ve Learned About Women and Heart Disease

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.


23 May 2018

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November Medical News Summary

Firearms and Dementia, New Center for Psychedelic Research, Older Patients in Cancer Clinical Trials, Knowledge Gaps in Type 2 Diabetes Prevention, Universal Flu Vaccine and More in Medical News.


26 Nov 2019

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Ketamine-Like Agents for Depression

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.


8 Nov 2017

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Live from AHA, Part 3: Update on Nutrition Hot Topics

JAMA Medical News is coming to you live from the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions conference in Philadelphia. In this episode, host Jennifer Abbasi interviews Stanford University’s Christopher Gardner, PhD, about the nutrition consensus and controversies discussed at this year’s meeting. When it comes to salt, eggs, dairy, and meat, what can we agree on and where do we still have to agree to disagree? JAMA AHA 2019 Scientific Sessions Website


18 Nov 2019

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Alzheimer Outlook Far From Bleak

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.


15 Feb 2017

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October Medical News Summary

Biomarker-Based PTSD Screening, Cardiovascular Corner, Stopping Cancer Screening in Older Adults, Subconcussive Football Hits, Easing Contraceptive Access, Prescription Drug Costs, and More in Medical News.


24 Oct 2019

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Sexual Harassment and Assault Associated With Poorer Midlife Health in Women

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 articles discussed in this podcast: Association of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault With Midlife Women’s Mental and Physical Health and Internet Searches for Sexual Harassment and Assault, Reporting, and Training Since the #MeToo Movement.


2 Jan 2019

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Coronavirus and Beyond: Responding to Biological Threats

The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak exemplifies ongoing biothreats to global security, as each new threat tests principles of preparation and response at national, regional, and clinical levels. Tom Inglesby, MD, director of the Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, discusses biosecurity with Angel Desai, MD, JAMA Fishbein fellow.


3 Feb 2020

Rank #19

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Robots Help Patients Change Behaviors

This podcast discusses the development of socially assistive robots for patient rehabilitation and training. Related article: Socially Assistive Robots Help Patients Make Behavioral Changes


7 Jun 2017

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