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 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. Show notes […]...

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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, […]...

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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 […]...

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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 […]...

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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 […]...

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