Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Season Four of the Merck Manuals Medical Myths Podcast Available Now

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First episodes of new season separate fact from fiction on topics including sleep and dreams, heat stroke, hair loss, mental health and more

Merck Manuals, one of the world’s most widely used medical resources since 1899, today announced the release of the fourth season of Merck Manuals Medical Myths Podcast. Season four sets the record straight on a new batch of common medical myths and misconceptions through revealing conversations with leading physicians in their respective fields. The Medical Myths Podcast published 23 episodes in its previous three seasons and will add six more episodes in season four. These new episodes address a number of topics that are top of mind for today’s medical consumers, from how best to prevent heat stroke to myths about how to best get a good night’s sleep. The podcast is the latest offering in support of the Manuals’ ongoing commitment to make the best current medical information accessible globally and in relevant formats.

“Today’s patients need access to trusted, reliable medical information more than ever,” said Sandy Falk, MD, Merck Manuals Editor-in-Chief. “This new season of our podcast once again features some of the nation’s top doctors talking through common questions and concerns and setting the record straight on topics that will help people make more informed medical choices.”

Topics for the podcast were developed based on the most popular web searches for key medical topics, along with common questions physicians received when talking to patients.

Topics and physicians for season four include: 

  1. Heat stroke featuring Dr. Diane Birnbaumer, Emeritus Professor of Medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles and Senior Clinical Educator in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 
  2. Sleep featuring Dr. Richard J. Schwab in the Division of Sleep Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
  3. Kidney Stones featuring Dr. Glenn Preminger, Professor of Urologic Surgery and Director of the Duke Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.
  4. Hair Loss featuring Dr. Wendy S. Levinbook, Dermatology Associates in West Hartford, Connecticut. 
  5. Mental Health featuring Michael B. First, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University
  6. Dreams (Bonus Episode) featuring Dr. Richard J. Schwab in the Division of Sleep Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

“This podcast has become a key engagement tool for the Merck Manuals in its ongoing efforts to reach more medical consumers in the U.S. and around the world,” said Melissa Adams, publisher of The Merck Manuals. “People are looking for real-world medical information and advice, and these episodes give world-renowned doctors a chance to share their expertise in a straightforward and actionable format. I’m really excited for this new season of topics and conversations.”

The podcast is available on audio platforms such as iTunes and Spotify

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