BS Medicine Podcast

Hosted by James McCormack and Mike Allan .

These podcasts promote healthy skepticism and critical thinking, with the majority presented in a case-based format.

Recommended Listening

Episode 463: The COVID-19 vaccine – all the numbers so far and much more

In episode 463, James and Mike talk about the latest reports of the results of the 2 COVID-19 vaccine trials. We give you all the numbers you need to know and maybe more importantly we discuss the nuances around industry bias, the approval process and general thoughts around vaccines in these crazy times. Show notes ...


Episode 462: Before you lower blood pressure to 120, listen to this podcast

In episode 462, James and Mike invite Scott Garrison to talk about some important nuances around guideline recommendations and how low we should lower systolic blood pressure. We look in detail at the SPRINT trial and then come up with a reasonable (in our minds) approach to what thresholds we should use. Show notes ...


Episode 461: Virtual visits versus face-to-face: Diagnostic accuracy in primary care

In episode 461, James and Mike invite Tina Korownyk to talk about the important question of whether or not virtual visits are as good as face-to-face when it comes to diagnosing undifferentiated presentations. Show notes  Tools for Practice...


Episode 460: Be still my quivering heart: alcohol and atrial fibrillation

In episode 460, James and Mike invite Mike Kolber back again to answer the question does advising patients to abstain from alcohol reduce atrial fibrillation recurrence. The results may surprise you! Show notes  Tools for Practice...


Episode 459: Is 45 really the new 50 in colorectal cancer screening?

In episode 459, James and Mike invite Mike Kolber to talk about whether or not the increased rate of colorectal cancer in people under 50 means we should be screening earlier. We talk about all the numbers and put the risk into the context of the absolute numbers. Show notes  1) Tools for Practice...