Welcome to Pomegranate Health, a podcast about the culture of medicine. You’ll hear clinicians, academics and advocates discuss some big questions; How can one make difficult clinical and ethical decisions free from bias? How can communication with patients and peers be improved? How can healthcare delivery be made more equitable and efficient?
This is also the home of IMJ On-Air, where authors of the College's Internal Medicine Journal present their work. Expert advice on the current best standards for your practice.
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Ep14: Fever of Unknown Origin
With the evolution of diagnostic technologies, the diverse conditions that underlie pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO) are changing. This episode explains how to rationally investigate patients with persistent fevers, and alleviate their anxiety throughout the process.
Ep11: Adolescent Health Adds Up
For physicians in Australia and New Zealand, there has been no specific training to meet the needs of adolescents—until now.
Ep10: Evolving Your Practice
Costly or prolonged treatment doesn’t always translate into better outcomes for patients. In response, the College has launched EVOLVE.
Ep9: The Gut Microbiome and IBD
Understanding the gut microbiome offers potential new insight for treating a number of diseases—gastrointestinal and otherwise. But what’s the evidence base? This episode is presented in partnership with the Internal Medicine Journal.
Ep8: Obesity Inside Out
Obesity can seem like what strategists call a 'wicked problem'—a problem with so many parts that it's impossible to solve. But some things are changing.
Ep7: The Art of Supervision
Supervision shapes the next generation of physicians. This month, a mix of Fellows and Trainees considers different aspects of being a supervisor and why they find the process worthwhile.
Ep6: Antibiotic Resistance – Are We All Doomed?
In a new article on antibiotic resistance, Prof Peter Collignon says he is actually optimistic about the future. This episode is presented in partnership with the Internal Medicine Journal.
Ep5: Physician, Heal Thyself
Most preventive health messages focus on diet, exercise, and stress reduction. But are doctors taking this advice for themselves?