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Episode 216: Questions that lead to questions and then more questions - Part IV

In episode 216, Mike and James finally get to the last of the listener questions. We discuss the numbers around the pneumococcal and influenza vaccines, metformin and contraindications, the timing of antihypertensives, and stuff for osteoporosis. Read more »

Episode 188: PREMIUM – Taking a bite out of fasting for cholesterol measurements and more bad news about low A1cs

In episode 188, James and Mike go all PREMIUM for the holidays and discuss a few studies that have the potential to change practice. These include info on the impact or lack thereof of fasting on cholesterol measurements, the impact of A1c on functional decline and a head-to-head comparison of metformin and glipizide.

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Episode 164: PREMIUM Stuff you really need to know about HDL, ASA and metformin

In episode 164, Mike and James finally get to another PREMIUM episode and boy is it ever premium. We discuss the latest HDL raising drugs, ASA after a DVT, and a new meta-analysis of metformin. With our usual skill, alacrity and boyish charm we give all our premium listeners their monies worth with practice changing evidence.

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Episode 97:New stuff that we found - MMR/autism, metformin, A1c and colchicine

In Episode 97, Mike and James present listeners with 4 'diamonds in the rough' which should have an impact on practice, or at least get you trending towards a change. Information on MMR and autism, metformin and Vit B12, HbA1C not being zero, and low dose colchicine are presented with the usual clarity and profoundness listeners have come to expect from the podcast. Read more »

Episode 79: Listener comments and questions with an attempt at answers

In episode 79, Mike and James get back to trying to answer questions posed by our wonderful listeners. We both, in our own minds, give wonderful, thoughtful and sensitive answers to issues associated with diabetes, statins, metformin, strep throat etc. Unfortunately, our producer Chris edited all these out and you are left with a lot of ranting and raving from the duo. Read more »

Episode 59: Type 2 Diabetes – how sweet it isn’t – Part V

In episode 59, the fifth podcast in our diatribe on type-2 diabetes, we finally get to the evidence surrounding specific treatments. The importance of lifestyle is discussed and then the rest of the time is spent talking about the who, what, why, where, and when’s of metformin. James asks lots of rhetorical questions and Mike tries to answer them in a grandiloquent way. Read more »

Episode 36: Information on older drugs from an even older doctor – Part II

In episode 36, we take up where we left off in episode 35 by reviewing eight more (not ten) old drugs that hopefully you are still using – if not, get with the progam – in your day-to-day practice. Dr Bob joins us yet again for this episode and provides us with some great clinical experience and finally some reasonable humour. Read more »

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