Friday, July 27, 2007

Endocrinology podcasts

Go to PeerView Press' endocrinology podcast page to download their podcasts. Clicking on the link below will start the download. Go to the endocrinology page to get the transcripts.

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Pathophysiology and Clinical Impact 8:01 minutes (7.5 MB)
Managing Type 2 Diabetes: Current Goals and Treatment Options 10:09 minutes (9.5 MB)
Type 2 Diabetes Correlates Strongly With Cardiovascular Diseases 8:46 minutes (8.3 MB)
New Advances in Diabetes Monitoring and Treatment 10:04 minutes (9.5 MB)

Medical University of Southern Carolina Health Podcast features both audio and video podcasts. At the bottom of the page for audio and video podcasts you can find RSS links that you can right-click, copy, and paste into your podcast client or iTunes. Here are a few samples:

What is Diabetes?
Children with Diabetes
Diet and Exercise used to Control Diabetes

Aside from topics on diabetes, the page also covers hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and others. On the right-hand side of the page you can see links to subjects like aging, autism, orthopedics, dermatology, ENT, and more.

You can also subscribe to the MUSC's monthly e-Newsletters podcasts.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

PeerView Press podcasts

PeerView Press gathers and reviews topics on the latest advances and developments in science and medicine. PeerView publications offers a broad range of topics such as AIDS/HIV to cardiology to psychiatry. They offer these in the podcast format. PeerView Press makes it real easy to download the files. When you go to the homepage, you will see on the left-hand side of the page the links to the various topics. If you want to download a podcast or its transcript simply click on the "Download MP3" or "Download transcript" button. Your browser will automatically download the files. 

If you would like to receive the latest updates on each of the specialties, go to the "Podcast" link located still at the left-hand side of the page. Listed on that page are the different specialties and their feeds. There are two ways to subscribe to the feeds. Youcan use the link the will automatically add the feed to iTunes. For this you need to have iTunes installed in your computer. You can get iTunes as a free download from Apple's website. The other way is to right-click on the "Link to XML feed," save the link and then add it to your podcast aggregator or client. If you are not so familiar with using RSS or XML, I would suggest that you use the iTunes option. It's much easier to use. 

Post your questions or suggestions in the comments section.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Dermatology and Orthopedics podcasts

The Dermatology Weekly Podcast is a podcast the presents the latest research and news in dermatology weekly. The podcasts are of managable file size,  2 to 8 MB, and each podcast lasts between five to eight minutes. You can download the podcasts directly from their website or you can subscribe through their RSS feed. You can use Apple's iTunes or Juice as your podcast client. Both are free to download and are available for the Mac and Windows platform.

I've also scouted for podcasts in Orthopedics and came upon the University of Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine podcast and the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Orthopedic Tests and Procedures podcast.

The UW Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine podcast is actually a video podcast which means that not only can you listen to the host and guests of the show, you can see them, too. The problem with a video podcast is that it's a much bigger file size so downloading them will take quite some time unless you have fast internet connection. The video podcast episodes have topics that covers the different areas of the body, like the shoulder, spine, knees and feet, and it also covers the diseases affecting these parts as well as the latest in treatment or surgery. The podcasts also have an RSS feed you can subscribe to. There are at least 25 video podcasts available to download for free.

I only have the feed for the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Orthopedic Tests and Procedures podcast. What the podcasts deals with are the common tests procedures done in orthopedics. Topics range from muscle biopsy to MRI to arthroscopy. The last update was on April 16, 2007.

That's about it for now coming from a long absence. I'm going to try to do periodic updates.