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In this bonus episode, we review of the controversy over masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 - the pros, the cons and the ways to mitigate them - along with practical advise on their use.Paper on evidence for masks by Prof. Trisha Greenhalgh: group on Facebook for the people making PPE for their communities:
Channel introduction covering the format of magazine style episodes and shorter, informative specific medical subject matter.Drs David and Nina are keen to hear from you about the medical subjects and conditions you are keen to learn more about. Please email us on contact@thedoctorfamily.comVisit our webpage: http://thedoctorfamily.comor on facebook
Blood clots are an often difficult to diagnose condition that can be fatal. In this episode we hear from a patient who had a DVT, explore the causes, diagnosis and treatment for blood clots and the importance of recognizing the symptoms of a blood clot.  We also explore a rather odd episode in medical history...... The sausage duel of 1865.....   For more information about clots please check out website of the charity Thrombosis UK: The British Lung Foundation - supporting patients with lung conditions including Pulmonary embolism: Please subscribe, and interact with us on our Facebook page or website. We thank our patient Nick for his contribution, Christian for trying to teach me how to pronounce Virchow and of course as ever Drew Worthley for his fabulous music
In this episode I interview Dr Tom Fardon, consultant respiratory physician at NHS Tayside, honorary reader at the University of Dundee. Regularly called on by the media to explain what is going on with the COVID pandemic, we take time to explore aspects of the disease and how it is treated and cut through a lot of the misinformation out there.Please find Tom's latest Facebook post here. Music in the podcast is by Drew Worthly - Thanks Drew, please check out his music here We are new at this and welcome your interactions and feed back, please rate us in your podcast app, subscribe for more podcasts like this to be delivered direct to you and interact with us on our website or Facebook page.
Cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis and care in general practice… and how continental plumbing and stamps could save lives……In this podcast I interview Dr Richard Roope, GP,  Clinical champion for cancer at the Royal College for General Practitioners and Clinical Lead at Cancer Research UK.We discuss cancer prevention, screening tests, PSA tests, how general practice can work with patients to help prevent and catch cancers early. We discuss how the COVID-19 crisis has been affecting the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in the UK.Potentially new or confusing terms:PSA, Prostate-specific antigen, Blood test used in the monitoring of prostate cancers but not screeningPCN, Primary Care Network, new groupings of general practices aimed at getting a more co-ordinated delivery of primary care within an areaUseful links:Lifestyle changes to prevent cancer: symptoms to be aware of: cancer testing
The research into the COVID 19 virus is proceeding at pace and new papers are coming out every day. The quality of the research varies greatly. In this episode, we discuss some of the latest theories especially around the immune response to the virus with Infectious disease consultant Professor Babak Javid.Guardian articleProfessor Babak Javid: will be putting a transcript onto the episode web-page https://thedoctorfamily.comPlease rate us on Podchaser or in your podcast appMusic by Drew Worthley:
In this episode we explore osteoarthritis with consultant orthopedic surgeon Mr Mark Latimer. We look at the causes of and treatments for osteoarthritis along with the need for more research into the subject. We cover the risk factors for development of osteoarthritis and the surgical and non surgical treatment of a potentially disabling disease that will affect 85% of us.NB. an error has been noted at 15 minutes in - the injectable treatment used privately in the UK if of course Hyaluronic acid and not glucosamineVersus Arthritis - Arthritis charity funding research into arthritis and supporting those affected by the disease. Mark Latimer Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon: by Drew Worthley:
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May 5th, 2020
Latest Episode
Jul 28th, 2020
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