Antidepressants in Mothers, Autism in Children: The Data by Perry Wilson

This week, three studies were published that explore a potential link between antidepressant use during pregnancy and autism in offspring. In this deep dive, we explore the nuances of the data to determine just how worried moms-to-be should be. For the video version, click here.

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3D Printing and the Separation of Conjoined Twins: Doc-to-Doc with Oren Tepper, MD by Perry Wilson

I had the opportunity to sit down with craniofacial surgeon Oren Tepper, best know for helping to separate conjoined twins Jadon and Anias McDonald to hear how he uses advanced technology in the OR to achieve impressive outcomes.

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Chiropractic for Low Back Pain: The Evidence, Aggregated by Perry Wilson

A meta-analysis of randomized trials examining the role of spinal manipulation for acute low back pain was published in JAMA. The results are modest. Is this a victory for chiropractic, or a call for better trial design? For the video version, click here.

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Breastfeeding Doesn't Make Your Kid Smart. You do. by Perry Wilson

Breastfeeding is associated with many benefits, ranging from the economic to the developmental. But association isn't causation, and touting the myriad benefits of breastfeeding may leave some women who are unable to breastfeed feeling less-than. Now an article appearing in the journal Pediatrics demonstrates, through careful matching, that breastfeeding itself likely has no effect on infant development.  For the video version, click here. 

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Marijuana: The Cure For Our Opioid Crisis? Doc-to-Doc with Yasmin Hurd by Perry Wilson

I spoke with Yasmin Hurd, Professor of Neuroscience, Pharacology, and Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai about her research which suggests that the best way to beat the opioid epidemic, may lie within another illicit substance.  

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