In episode 371, James and Mike get back to listener question. We talk about iron, TPA, big blood pressure numbers, antipsychotics and lab measurements. Hopefully we leave the audience with more answers than questions.

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1) Are we giving too much iron? Low-dose iron therapy is effective in octogenarians

In episode 370, Mike and James decide to follow their New Year’s resolution by trying to present some new studies in a useful and thoughtful way – in other words, a PREMIUM podcast. We talk about a trial of pregabalin for sciata, a trial of intra-articular steroid injections for knee pain, romosozumab/alendronate for fractures and antibiotics for small abscesses.

In episode 369, James and Mike ask Tina back again to talk about the tricky and tasty issue of peanut allergies. We talk about the landmark study in this area and then put it into context of all the other evidence we have around this issue. We then discuss what we should likely be recommending when it comes to peanut ingestion in early childhood.

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In episode 368, James and Mike ask Tina to talk about the evidence around sleep training for infant sleep issues. We find out that a simple training method implemented at around six months can have useful benefits for not only the infant but also the parent. Check it out.

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Tools For Practice

In episode 367, Mike and James talk about the latest cardiovascular medication canakinumab, and a systematic review of corticosteroids for the treatment of a sore throat. And to really make it PREMIUM we throw in a quick discussion about a new study on the T2DM medication exenatide.

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In episode 366, Mike, James, and Tony continue to talk about the very important and broad topic of social determinants of health. Interestingly, evidence is fairly clear that social spending may be more useful to health than health spending and we need more focus on community services and primary care.

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In episode 365, Mike and James invite Tony Nickonchuk to talk about the very important and broad topic of social determinants of health. We find when it comes to what makes us sick, approximately 75% of our health issues happen to our patients and us before they or we engage the health care system. That’s important to know.
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In episode 364, James, Mike, and primarily Bruce talk about an approach - Focussed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT) - that clinicians in primary care can use across a broad range of psychological problems. This type of 15-20 minute approach has been evaluated in many RCTs – so have a listen and reach for the behaviour and not the medication.

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