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.
||2015-09-26: Popular topics from stem cells, diabetes and autism to acupuncture for hypertension||The problem of market capitalism's effect on drug prices; Acupuncture treatment is effective for hypertension; Listener suggests that soaking peanuts makes them more digestible; Dealing with chemotherapy for colon and liver cancer and deciding when to sto||10/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015-09-19: A wide variety of topics: from antibiotics and diabetes to herpes and cold sores||Research discredits idea that high protein diet causes osteoporosis; High antibiotic use correlates with obesity and diabetes risk; Grains and mushrooms with beta glucans increases healthy gut flora; Magnesium threonate is a beneficial supplement for brai||9/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015-09-05: Epigenetics and the microbiome are central plus other common and rare health issues||Another case of epigenetics increasing risk of diabetes in descendents of a famine; Slowing production of glucose in the liver might help treat diabetes; What could cause petechiae (red blood spots) on my upper arm? A caller is getting a bladder tumor rem||9/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2014-08-29: More about genetic editing applications plus other medical news and advice||New blood test identifying micro RNAs that detect pancreatic cancer much earlier; New genetic editing techniques to prevent replication of Hepatitis c virus and cure hemophilia A; Tricks to get the CRISPR/CAS 9 editing complex into living cells in an orga||9/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015-08-22: Replay, with updates, of Dr. Dawn's review of recent advances in genetics using CRISPR||Testing and sequencing fetal DNA in mother's blood; RNA testing reveals the phase and health of the fetus during development; Identifying which genes are most important in predicting diseases; Single nucleotide mutations (SNPs) can control a wide variety||8/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015-08-15: Common themes from shingles to statins and important issues like climate change effects||The impact on climate change and sea level rise on health and social services; Immune suppression drugs after a transplant cause an increase in melanoma risks; Antioxidants and other advice to help with cornea damage from bright sun in the eyes; The anti-||8/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015-08-08: Wide variety of topics from leaky gut and cancer to therapy for Huntington's disease||New policy for premature births: delay cutting the chord; New gene silencing therapy can block a bad protein that underlies Huntington's disease; Testing and treatments for leaky gut; A skin condition might be keratosis pilaris, not eczema; The common pro||8/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015-08-01: Good news for Ebola vaccine and gene identification plus lots of good health advice||First trials of the new Ebola vaccine are very successful; New advances in amplifying DNA greatly shorten the time for gene identification like viruses; Carbon dioxide activates mosquitoes to attack; Are probiotics a problem if the immune system is weaken||8/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015-07-25: The microbiome influence on many diseases and more medical news and health advice||Moderate exercise is healthier than too much or too little; Gene discovered in a round worm is linked to longevity; Nasalcrom and probiotics is suggested for chronic non-allergic rhinitis; Certain types of cinnamon contain coumarin, a blood thinner; Try a||7/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2014-07-18: Various medical uses of Cannabidiol, the importance of fiber in your diet and much more||Cannabidiol in marijuana helps bone growth in fracture healing and help for osteoporosis; The caramel coloring in cola drinks contains a carcinogen; A book of alternative treatments for cancer is recommended by a caller; How adjuvants work in vaccines to||7/24/2015||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.