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The BS Medicine Podcast episodes are presented by James McCormack and Michael Allan. We try to promote healthy skepticism and critical thinking and most of the podcasts are presented in a case-based approach. We also try to inject some humour into the whole process to make the learning more interesting. Occasionally we have great guests like Mike Kolber, Tina Korownyk and Bruce Arroll help us out.

Most podcast episodes are available for free until they become archived after about 1-2 months. Every 4th episode or so is a “New Studies You Need to Know About” podcast and these will only be available to our Premium Podcast members. Premium members will also be able to listen to all archived episodes since episode #1.

Episode 565: Do-It-Yourself Hearing Aids – please listen closely

In episode 565, Mike and James invite Émélie Braschi back to the podcast to talk about do-it-yourself hearing aids. We find some very interesting information about how direct-to-consumer self-fitted hearing aids compare to conventional hearing aids fitted via audiogram. You really need to listen to this podcast – your patients will thank you.

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Do-It-Yourself Hearing Aids

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Episode 564: Can non-hormonal drugs improve vasomotor symptoms in menopause?

Episode 564: Can non-hormonal drugs improve vasomotor symptoms in menopause?

In episode 564, Mike and James invite Samantha Moe back to the podcast to talk about the benefits and harms of non-hormonal medications for vasomotor symptoms in menopause. We find they do have an effect over placebo but also people in the placebo group improve, so you need to know all the numbers. We give you those and so much more so please spend 28 minutes with us when you get a chance.

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Turn Down the Heat! Can non-hormonal drugs improve vasomotor symptoms in menopause?
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Episode 563: Preventing RSV in the elderly – you need to know the numbers

In episode 563, Mike and James go over all the RCT evidence for the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccine in older adults. You need to know the vaccine works, but you really need to know the baseline risk of RSV before anyone can really make an informed decision about this vaccine. We’ll do our best to give you all the numbers.

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Preventing RSV in the elderly

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Episode 562: PEER simplified lipid guideline 2023 update – PART 2

In episode 562, Mike and James continue to discuss our recently revised 2023 simplified lipid guidelines with Adrienne and Mike. We talk about all the medications used for cardiovascular risk reduction. We go over all the evidence and all the numbers for the benefits (and sometimes lack of benefit) and the harms. We also specifically talk about how to deal with statin intolerance.

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1) PEER simplified lipid guideline 2023 update
2) Lipid-lowering therapies for cardiovascular disease prevention and management in primary care – PEER umbrella systematic review of systematic reviews
3) Simplified Cardiovascular Decision Aid

Episode 561: PEER simplified lipid guideline 2023 update

In episode 561, Mike and James invite Adrienne Lindblad and Mike Kolber to discuss our recently revised 2023 simplified lipid guidelines. We talk about the guideline process, the best available evidence, and discuss some of the rationale we used to recommend the simpler approaches outlined in our guideline. As always, the focus was on shared decision-making and the time needed to treat. Have a listen and see what you think.

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1) PEER simplified lipid guideline 2023 update
2) Lipid-lowering therapies for cardiovascular disease prevention and management in primary care – PEER umbrella systematic review of systematic reviews
3) Simplified Cardiovascular Decision Aid

Episode 560: From Hallucinations to Healing? The psilocybin evidence

In episode 560, Mike and James finish their discussion around the use of hallucinogens/psychedelics by going over the psilocybin evidence. As with ketamine we cover the many limitations of the evidence around psilocybin and also talk about the side effects, costs and inconvenience. So now you know all we know for what that is worth.

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From Hallucinations to Healing: The Rise of Novel Mental Health Therapies

Episode 557: Fancy Creams for Scaly Skin: Topical calcineurin inhibitors for atopic dermatitis

Episode 557: Fancy Creams for Scaly Skin: Topical calcineurin inhibitors for atopic dermatitis

In episode 557, Mike and James invite Emelie Braschi back to the podcast to talk about how effective topical calcineurin inhibitors are for atopic dermatitis. We’ll give you all the numbers so have a listen and learn what they are.

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Fancy Creams for Scaly Skin: Topical calcineurin inhibitors for atopic dermatitis

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