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Podcast of ExBEM

Welcome to the Podcast of ExBem, the podcast of experience based emergency medicine, where dogma is challenged and new ideas born from clinical experience are explored.  If you agree with these ideas, great. If you disagree, all the better...  explain why in the comments section.  The podcast is also available on iTunes and subscriptions are free.

Mar 31, 2020

If your window on the world is provided by popular media, then the chances are great that your initial contact with the Corona Crisis has left you infected with misconceptions about the pandemic.  In this presentation I discuss how  this happens and why being burdened with these misconceptions is harmful.

Mar 21, 2020

The Corona virus crisis has gripped, perhaps strangled our society. Is this event the unprecedented medical apocalypse that the evening news and our political leaders are portraying?  It is a big deal but some historical perspective is necessary to balance our understanding of this pandemic. I present observations from...

Mar 3, 2020

I have argued that high blood pressure is not a disease but a sign - so a sign of what , exactly?  In this entry I explain why it is difficult to convince my colleagues to abandon the idea that high blood pressure is an imminent threat and how I reshape my patient's thinking regarding this vital sign .