In episode 400, Mike and James talk about why they think they aren’t therapeutic nihilists and what it means to be a healthy skeptic. We then have a much longer discussion (which will go into the next few episodes) about many of the treatments that really do work. In this podcast we talk about treatments for BP, A fib and heart failure. 

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In episode 399, Mike and James discuss a new paper researched and written by the Alberta gang. There are many reasons why patients are seen in primary care. This systematic review gives all the data on what are globally, the most common presenting conditions in primary care.

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What are the most common conditions in primary care?

In episode 398, James and Mike continue their discussion of the evidence around the class of agents called monoclonal antibodies. In this podcast we focus on medications that have an effect on symptoms and at the end we put the entire class into perspective – at least as much as we can.

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In episode 397, James and Mike discuss the evidence around the class of medications called monoclonal antibodies. We talk a little bit about them as a whole and then talk specifically about 6 different agents and the trials that have looked at the effectiveness of these interesting new medications.

In episode 396, Mike and James present PREMIUM information from a premium province (BC). We discuss new studies that looked at measurements of blood pressure and bone density. At the end we put all of this information into a premium perspective.

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In episode 395, James and Mike bring in Adrienne to chew and digest all the evidence around the ketogenic diet. At the end we realize we will likely never have definitive evidence around these diet issues so we all commiserate by drowning our sorrows in a large helping of deep fried Mars Bars.

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In episode 394, James and Mike bring in Tina and Joey to look at all the evidence around omega-3 supplements and dry eye and, despite widespread use, the evidence is far from convincing.

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In episode 393, James and Mike bring in Tina to deal with the issue of the evidence around CPAP. We find out that there is little evidence that CPAP reduces CVD so it is all about does the person feel better while on it – over and above the nuisance and cost.

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