Vaccines are both one of the most widely used and most widely misunderstood preventive medical treatments available. People have concerns about autism, efficacy, the promotion of unhealthy behaviors. We dig into the evidence on some of those topics, as well as take a look at the effectiveness of vaccines against some of the scariest disease of our time - including cancer.
Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality an ebook by the Institute of Medicine that states, "The evidence favors rejection of a causal relationship between MMR vaccine and autism."
2014-2015 Flu vaccine info - why it was less effective, but did reduce disease severity
Screening mammography is widely used throughout the U.S. and is thought of as a great success in the prevention of breast cancer deaths.
But what does the evidence say? Are we getting what we are paying for with mammography, or simply shouldering the extra cost of false positives and overdiagnosis? We examine these issues and more on this episode of 2 Docs Talk.
Since March 2010, health care in the U.S. has been subject to the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
There is a significant amount of confusion about what exactly this law does or does not do. In this episode, we talk about the key provisions of the law and how it affects the delivery of healthcare in the U.S.
In this episode we refer to the following information:
Concussions are not uncommon in contact sports such as football, soccer and basketball. But we aren't trying to scare or shock anyone. On today's podcast we'd like to educate and inform so that parents and players can make decisions that aren't based on fear and misinformation.
Take a listen and let us know what you think.
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As the the political winds shift in favor of legalizing medical marijuana, it's important to consider the evidence that supports it.
But the 23 states that have legalized it and the FDA don't agree on when marijuana helps and when it doesn't. In this episode, we take a look at the evidence supporting the move toward legalizing the use of marijuana and cannabinoids for medical purposes.
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