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Coffee's Benefit, Blog Review, Effective Risk Communication

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Dr Synonymous

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Dr Synonymous starts this special morning show with comments about coffee from "Discovering Coffee's Unique Health Benefits" by Michael Downey, an article in Life Extension Jan/Feb 2012 edition.  It includes a long list of disease reduction stats related to various amounts of coffee ingestion.  Then Dr S covers a few issues in infant feeding, followed by comments about blogs by Dr Fatty and Medical Mojave.Common Sense Family Doctor blogs about the cost of having a baby.  

He introduces "Helping doctors and Patients Make Sense of Health Statistics" by Gigerenzer, et.al.,and the concept of "transparent risk communication."  This prepares the way for next weeks interview with Dan Jonas, MD Associate Director of the Center for Evidenced Based Medicine of the University of North Carolina.