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.
||2015-06-27: A variety of topics from MRI contrast dyes to thyroid hormone and chronic fatigue||One form of Gadolinium used in contrast MRI deposits in the brain; QX-314 is an anesthetic useful for asthma; Why periodic high-dose vitamin D is not a good idea — daily dose is better; Why fiber and other prebiotics are important for your microbiome; Z||7/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015-06-20: Detoxification and genetics underly discussion of breast cancer and other topics||A new drug is approved to increase female sex drive; Hydration and food suggestions for a vegetarian to avoid future kidney stones; The evidence for health benefits of Kombucha for the liver and detoxification; Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia is an infla||6/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015-06-13: News about the microbiome, probiotics and prebiotic foods from the 2015 IFM conference||The fundamental roles of bacteria in our intestines and correlation with different diseases; Supplements and drugs for advanced osteoporosis with compression fractures; Antibiotics to fight C. difficile and more about gut bacteria; Advantages vs. disadvan||6/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2014-06-06: Important information about Tamoxifen and advice for osteopenia, arthritis and more||Breast cancer risks from having BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes — drug interactions when taking Tamoxifen; Nutritional advice during radioactive iodine treatment after surgery for a thyroid tumor; Don't worry about the saturated fats in nuts and plants; Why we li||6/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015-05-23: All email show on a wide variety of topics from podcast listeners||A review of "Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response" to help sleep; Appropriate vitamin D dosing for autoimmune conditions like connective tissue disease; A complicated case of autoimmune diseases including Cushings disease; Long term use of Reglan can lead||6/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2014: Stem cell advances, medicine for ear infections and West Nile virus, and more||Many normal skin cells have cancer mutations, but many are needed to get a melanoma; New advances in controlling stem cell differentiation; The dangers of deep vein thrombosis and the issue of avoiding vitamin K; How much magnesium should I take to addres||5/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015-05-16: Mandatory vaccines in CA and the vaccine controversy is the focus of today's show||Fish oil may help your brain and reduce aggressiveness and antisocial behavior; Dr. Dawn comments on the issue of mandatory vaccines; Review of Dr. Kondrot's macular generation treatment; Does resveratrol or other antioxidants slow progression of macular||5/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2014-05-09: Evaluating drugs and supplements plus advice for a variety of injuries||Paying attention to the amount of radiation should reduce the use of CT scans; An American doctor who is Ebola-free in blood has the virus in his eyeballs; More research about the protein accumulation as the basis of nerve cell degeneration in Alzheimer's||5/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015-05-02: The shady side of drug profits and FDA approval plus the usual variety of health topics||Changing behavior and restaurant menus to help us eat more healthy; The strange story of frivolous lawsuits and profiteering with the gout drug colchicine; Listener stories about the shady side of the drug industry; Stress and a monotonous diet can lead t||5/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015-04-25: Detailed review of recent advances in genetics and applications to disease||Testing and sequencing fetal DNA and RNA in mother's blood reveals health of the fetus; Identifying which genes are most important in predicting diseases; Single nucleotide mutations (SNPs) can control a wide variety of diseases; MicroRNA is involved in e||5/1/2015||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.