KUSP-FM: KUSP's Ask Doctor Dawn Podcast
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An hour of medical questions, answers, debate, dialogue, discussion, & health in the news.
||Nutrition labels, mitochondrial disease and non-drug pain management are among this week's topics||More about topical vs. injected testosterone supplement; Meat allergies develop after being bit by certain ticks; A reanalysis of the SELECT study about vitamin E and prostate cancer; Numb pinky finger at night is probably a pinched ulnar nerve; FDA improves nutrition labels on food to reflect more realistic serving sizes; A blue spot on the stomach should be monitored for growth; Why is my ferritin level high? Risks of contrast MRI are also discussed; The monoclonal antibody Xolair helps desensitize people to food allergies; Using healthy mitochondria from a 2nd ovum donor is a controversial method to treat mitochondrial disease; Non-drug pain management suggestions||7/3/14||Grátis||Ver no iTunes|
||Lots of medical research news and practical health advice||Warnings about using morcellation to remove fibroids; Why doing pet scan for all fibroid cases isn't practical; More about testosterone supplementation — creams are better than shots; Annual screening in a male with BRCA2 breast cancer gene and the problem with pancreatic cancer detection; Is there any inflammation reduction benefit to fasting two days a week? Does more antibiotic use increase chances of obesity? Sore arms and shoulders, especially while sleeping; A runner struggles with bone spurs on her heals; Antibiotic resistance makes it harder to treat urinary tract infections; Is the mold growing on my organic yogurt safe to eat? HPV may cause skin cancer in immunosuppressed organ transplant recipient — get the vaccine! Swollen ankles is making it difficult to walk — possible causes are discussed; Inflammation markers rise during chronic stress — implications for PTSD||28/2/14||Grátis||Ver no iTunes|
||Research about mammograms, anti-oxidants during chemotherapy, Alzheimer's and inflammation and more||Review of research claiming lack of reduction in breast cancer deaths with mammogram screening; How consistent are radiologists in reading mammograms? How do I prevent blood clots in my legs from recurring? Drinking hydrogen peroxide is not advisable! Use sun screen to reduce cold sores on lips — also test for gluten sensitivity; Support for using anti-oxidants such as vitamin C during chemotherapy; Inability to reduce inflammation is linked to Alzheimer's disease; Using laparoscopic surgery to remove ovaries and avoid hysterectomy; Research reveals how stem cells differentiate into different adult cell types; Differences in gut bacteria between thin and heavy people and rats; Non-drug options to manage chronic pain; Monitoring blood levels is essential when using testosterone supplementation||21/2/14||Grátis||Ver no iTunes|
||Diverse questions and health news: from hepatitis to testosterone supplements||Astaxanthin is an natural anti-inflammatory useful for arthritis and other diseases; Reference librarians can help find health information in both books and on the Internet; Using a punching bag is not a good form of exercise when you get older; The problem of sanitation in public facilities like spas, baths, pedicures etc; About mushroom supplements for immune and anti-cancer support and how to judge supplement brand quality; Supplements to ease joint and muscle pain from hepatitis C; Avoiding impact exercises is essential for achilles tendonosis; Support for liver damage in a former alcohol drinker; Review of research connecting testosterone supplements with heart attack and stroke; Look for low grade infection in a case of irritation during urination; A pessary helps with pelvic organ prolapse, but yeast infections may be a problem; Topical creams with gabapentin and ketamine for postherpetic neuralgia after shingles; Statins may protect against Hantavirus||18/2/14||Grátis||Ver no iTunes|
||Exciting stem cell research, fermented foods, vitamin D and more about flu shots top this week||An acid bath creates pluripotent stem cells from adult cells; Website goodrx.com and their mobile app gives you good drug prices; Monitoring vitamin D levels is important when taking supplements; Dr Dawn criticizes study showing association of vitamin D with skin cancer; Will flu shot for younger people work for seniors? Trying to find the cause of a strange sharp leg pain; What supplements to take for nail fungus after a damaged finger? Growing your own probiotics in yogurt and other fermented foods; Research in biodegradable polymers and stem cells to make artificial ligaments and other organs; Is my immune system good enough for a desensitizing program for my OCD?||7/2/14||Grátis||Ver no iTunes|
||Health in the elderly, new antibiotic strategy and research supporting acupuncture are top topics||The problems of attributing measured radiation on beaches to contaminated seawater from Fukushima; Placebo-controlled study supports acupuncture is shown to help chronic fatigue; Stem cells are used to make a mobile micro-robot; It's not too late to get a flu shot that addresses the H1N1 variety; Diet for helping kidney disease — check for medications that may be harmful; Surgery and other options for varicose veins; Supplements and topical creams for arthritis pain in the elderly; Good advice from a caller about planning for old age; Nerve conduction test is needed to diagnose the cause of back and arm pain; A new strategy to develop new antibiotics against bacteria; Recommendations for boosting the immune system against cold and flu; Pyrroloquinoline quinone supplement can increase the number of mitochondria; Help to diagnose the source of a rash; Lab tests to monitor physiological health||29/1/14||Grátis||Ver no iTunes|
||More stem cell research, chemical sensitivities, appropriate use of bisphophonates and more||Advances in stem cell research for restoring bone marrow and retinal cells — public research is praised; Observations and research are noted by a listener about causes of obesity from increased sugar intake; Exposure to toxic chemicals is probably the cause of this person's liver problems; When injectible bisphosphonates are a good idea; Are there stem cell approaches to treat Alzheimer's disease? Review of recent critical reports about vitamin supplements; Caller asks about seafood radiation contamination from nuclear reactor in Japan; Dealing with a diaphragm disease that impedes breathing; Asthma attacks while traveling abroad — bring an inhaler||22/1/14||Grátis||Ver no iTunes|
||All about generic drug prices, lowering blood pressure, back pain and much more||Beware! Generic drug prices vary widely from different pharmacies; "The Conversion Project" encourages talk about one's desires when dying — prepare your wishes way ahead of time; Drug related rashes and the problem of doing placebo studies with rashes and other conditions; The physiology of back pain and how medicines intervene; Exercise and other means to lower blood pressure — new guidelines discussed; Expectations for drug treatment of stage 4 prostate cancer; The cause of recurrent bronchitis and proper use of antibiotics with respiratory infections; Overuse of specialists in end-of-life hospital stays — you can demand to go home to die; Try magnesium instead of quinine for muscle cramps and why some old drugs like quinine are not available; Review of using probiotics to counter digestive side effects of Clindamycin given for a root canal||8/1/14||Grátis||Ver no iTunes|
||Exciting stem cell research, cataract lens replacement, heart valve physiology and much more||Advances in stem cell research helps regenerate kidney cells; How to minimize premium cost for Affordable Care Act health insurance; How long does the lens replacement last after cataract surgery? One should get shingles vaccine a year after a shingles episode; A person with Mallet finger should keep the splint on for the full 8 weeks; Nuts are a good source of calories for a vegan wishing to gain weight; Experiences of a woman born with cataracts; New technology to detect retinal diseases early; Alternatives to repeating CT scans to detect coronary calcium and arterial plaque; Advanced testing for arterial health; More about how to gain weight — supporting digestive enzymes helps; All about heart valves and tricuspid regurgitation; Food sensitivities in a vegan that is now eating meat and minimizing grains; A case of foot pain could be plantar fasciitis — stretching the tendons helps; Ayurvedic "oil pulling" might help reduce tooth plaque, but probably won't cure an abscess; Supplements to help leg cramps||3/1/14||Grátis||Ver no iTunes|
||Health advice for arthritis, hypertension etc. plus new medical research news||New meta-analysis claims vitamin D supplement doesn't improve health; Topical creams are good for joint arthritis pain; Artificial cartilage from stem cells is on the horizon; Miso soup helps side effects of radiation therapy for cancer; The fluid in the knee from housemaid's knee will subside; Dr. Dawn opposes the FDA shutdown 23andMe genome testing; Magnesium, l-arginine and other more natural ways to reduce high blood pressure; The side effects of lithium for bipolar disorder; Dr. Dawn reviews her support for the HPV and other vaccines; More about the importance of addressing inappropriate inflammation||28/12/13||Grátis||Ver no iTunes|