KUSP's Ask Doctor Dawn
By Dr. Dawn Motyka - KUSP.org
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An hour of medical questions, answers, debate, dialogue, discussion, & health in the news.
||2015-04-11: From growing a heart from stem cells to advice on a variety of health issues||Spider silk protein is a good matrix to grow a rat heart from stem cells; What is the value of an annual physical? Using Epsom salt to treat gall stones; Why are the elderly prone to getting urinary tract infections? Advice to help; A variety of bacterial||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015-04-04: Advice and research about infections from superbugs to H. pylori to fingernails||You should not take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs after a heart attack; Ancient eye potion is effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria; Cigarette smoke makes it harder to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria; Clarification of the relation of||4/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015-03-21: Research about acupuncture, autism, testing for arthritis and advice for many issues||A review of the latest hypothesis for the biological basis of acupuncture; Be sure doctors have access to your advanced directive documents; Quick acceptance of medical devices like the PICC line often leads to unforeseen problems; Functional MRI reveals||3/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015-03-07: Important news about bioidentical hormones, breast cancer and reducing risks of dementia||A review article supports the safety and efficacy of bioidentical hormones for menopause; Changing the gut microbiome can help treat diabetes; Emulsifiers, even in healthy products, may increase inflammation leading to bowel diseases; Good quality sleep i||3/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2014-02-28: How autophagy underlies Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases is the main topic||Details of the protein and cellular cleanup process of autophagy: How defects in autophagy underlie Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases; Heavy metal exposure raises the risks of developing Parkinson's; Type 2 diabetes increases the risks of Alzheimer's;||3/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015-02-21: Review of statin use, hormone replacement therapy and arthritis treatments and more||Review of statin studies — side effects vs. benefits and who should get; Use airplane mode to be safe when letting your child play with a cell phone; Review of benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy in woman; Elbow padding suggestion for redu||2/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015-02-14: New technology in treating diseases, occupational therapy for depression and much more||Contact lens with a telescoping magnifier for macular degeneration or close reading; Brain stem implant can bring hearing to deaf children without auditory nerves; An implant placed in the forebrain that stimulates nerve growth factor to improve Alzheimer||2/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2014-02-1-07: More about the gut microbiome plus Lupus, kidney health, sleeping well and more||Lower gut microbiome diversity correlates with development of type 1 diabetes; Exclusively breast-fed babies can eat solid food earlier; Side effects with allowed drugs should get insurance to pay for Cialis for enlarged prostate; Good diet and valproic a||2/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015-01-31: Applying Functional Medicine to a variety of medical issues from cardiac to intestinal||The amount and timing of protein consumptions should increase when older; Craigs list personal ads contributes to increase in HIV rates; Obama proposes support to study individualized medicine based on genome data; How much turmeric should I take per day||2/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2014-01-24: New medical research and complex health problems from calls and emails are addressed||Extending telomeres holds promise for rejuvenating aging cells; Research reveals multiple layers of signals in nerve impulses; Thorough advice for rosacea in a caller with complex issues; A caller finds that phenylalanine reduces sciatica pain; A very com||1/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
I live a continent away from the radio station which broadcasts Dr. Dawn, but I am so glad that doesn't mean I can't listen in on her insightful discussions. This is a fantastic program that allows individuals to call in and ask very detailed, personal health related questions that run the gamut of topics and get the opinion of an incredibly patient and well-rounded professional. Dr. Dawn does not appear to ascribe to any particular paradigm of health care, other than one that is as non-invasive as possible and looks at the whole body and person rather than merely at a selected aspect. It woudl be heard not to learn many things in just one hour of listening this program.
Most doctor advice podcasts are so general and self-censored (for fear of lawsuits I guess) that they don't really seem to offer anything that I can't easily look up for myself. Dr. Dawn is a welcome exception to that rules of uselessness. Not only does she she often take calls from her actual patients and advise them right there, she also gives full scientific explanations of the advice she's giving without feeling as if she has to dumb it down for the rest of us. On the contrary, she has a gift for eloquently explaining the most complex issues of organic chemistry (or even that most esoteric of all topics, medical insurance!) in ways that are easily understood. I only discovered this podcast by accident, but am now a faithful listener.
Great health insights from a licensed MD
Staying on top of our health can involve a plethora of alternatives on how to stay healthy and treat disease. For that piece of the puzzle provided by American Medical Association physicians, Dr Dawn stays on top of current study findings, treatments, lifestyle choices and other healthcare news. She takes live calls on the radio so we can learn from each other's health concerns after presenting current topics of interest. Keep up on the pulse of interesting and often groundbreaking new medical insights from a licensed MD. Thanks Dr. Dawn - great show.