Doc to Doc with CDC Director Tom Frieden by Perry Wilson

Dr. Thomas Frieden is the second-longest serving director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  He has announced his resignation effective January 20th.  In this doc to doc conversation, Dr. Frieden and I discuss his proudest moments, his greatest challenges, and what keeps him up at night.

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Are Physicians Responsible for the Opioid Epidemic? by Perry Wilson

An article appearing in the journal Pain attempts to quantify the transition between acute and chronic opioid use. But the study misses a few critical variables we really need in order to address this national crisis. For the video version, click here.

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Your High School Boy WILL Be Offered Creatine Supplements: Should You Care? by Perry Wilson

An article appearing in the journal Pediatrics had a researcher pose as a 15-year old boy to see what nutritional supplement stores would sell him. The results are interesting. The conclusions might not be so strong.  For the video version, click here.

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5-days of Antibiotics Won't Cut it for Middle Ear Infections by Perry Wilson

A randomized trial appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown with fairly compelling evidence that 5-days of antibiotic treatment isn't enough for little ones with ear infections. For the video version, click here.

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Medicine's Biggest Secret: Almost Every Medication is More Likely to do Nothing than to Help You by Perry Wilson

Methods Man discusses medicine's biggest secret: the number needed to treat.  For the video version, click here

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The Mother-Daughter Relationship and Early Sexual Intercourse by Perry Wilson

A study appearing in Pediatrics suggests that the mother-daughter relationship, but not father-daughter or parent-son relationships, influences timing of first sexual intercourse. For the video version, click here.

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