Wednesday House Call,  August 29, 2018: The perils of observational studies when the media gets their hands on them

Wednesday House Call,  August 29, 2018: The perils of observational studies when the media gets their hands on them

Dr Barry Dworkin joins Brain Lilley to discuss the latest health stories of the week.

Today:

How observational studies are reported in the media: the track record is not good.

Your calls about:

  • Vertebral compression fractures. Treatment for pain and also to minimize immobility.
  • Loss of taste. What is the workup?
  • A discussion about iron/ferritin levels and how to determine if they are normal
  • Swollen legs in an older man who has a smoking history. What are the differential diagnoses and workup required?
  • Follow-up on a swollen foot

 

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