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How to read a medical journal article

Have you ever wanted to read an article from a medical journal the way your doctor reads an article?

Doctors learn how to read medical journal articles and other medical resources. The internet has allowed such medical information to be more easily accessible, allowing doctors to stay up-to-date with best practices. This availability of information also allows patients and families to read the same information that their doctors read.

Many people want to read the same medical articles from the good journals their doctors read! Is that you? But maybe you don’t know how to read an article from a medical journal?

Until now!

Tune into this podcast in which Pam and I discuss how to read an article from a medical journal. Spoiler alert: while many resources say to focus on the abstract and conclusion, I challenge my readers/listeners to focus attention elsewhere: 

  1. The author’s research question, i.e. why was this article written
  2. The method, i.e. how was the research performed 
  3. The results, not to be confused with authors conclusion/discussion! 

Don’t miss this episode so you can learn how to read a medical journal article like a doctor!

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Additional Show Notes

I have talked about a non-profit…

The non-profit is The Teal Schoolhouse, whose primary program is Code Ana. Code Ana equips schools for medical emergencies like anaphylaxis. Our primary program is the Code Ana School Program, which is a comprehensive approach to school-focused medical preparedness. This program guides schools through the process of creating a medical emergency response plan. This is one of the most important components of a school’s food allergy policy!

A medical emergency response plan is important for all kiddos and for adults at any school! Our primary goal is to share the School Program, and Code Ana’s Online Epinephrine Training Program helps support that goal. Through this program, you will educate yourself while you support this important mission! (BTW although Pam and I serve in leadership roles of Code Ana and The Teal Schoolhouse, our time/effort/work is completely voluntary).

So… does your kiddo’s school have Code Ana?

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