By Bad Patient
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Malpractice makes perfect! Two non-medical non-experts dive into today's health news. Connect with us via Twitter @thebadpatient or by emailing story ideas and health questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
||ExplicitEp. 21: Kidneys, British Accents, 4/20, Eat Slowly||We come up with three concrete things you can do to avoid kidney stones. A woman's rare migraine leaves her with a faux British accent, and it's pissing everyone off. 4/20 is coming up, and there's a new app that can help you figure out if you're to...||2/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 20:Over-prescribing, lifestyle changes, Mushrooms, cellphone||We talk about tangents and go on a few||2/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 19: Flu Vaccine, Standing Desks, Workplace Wellness Program, "Awkward" Doctor||Big Pharma is making a killing on flu vaccines, even when they don't work. So, what's their incentive to develop better ones? Standing desks burn calories, but not that many. Workplace wellness programs don't seem to work, at least in the first year. A.||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 18: Screen Time, Tractor Beams, Non-Drugs, Pharmacy Desert||Tech execs are banning their kids from smart devices, and investors have called on Apple to investigate addiction in kids. Are the kids gonna be alright? Also, levitation is now possible thanks to cool new tractor beam technology that could have imp...||1/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 17: Hormones, Alcohol, Porn, Cancer||Ibuprofen might mess with male hormones, most people misjudge how impaired they are when drinking, Florida thinks porn is a public health risk, and a 25-year study shows that food choices can alter your risk of colorectal cancer, which Laura has skillf.||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp: 16: Alzheimer's, Sugar Sleep, Farts, Couch Potatoes||Laura and Robin are still sick. Bad Patient's producer (and resident cat) make a cameo. Laura, it turns out, is an alien who experiences no food cravings. This week's health news: Alzheimers medications abandoned htt...||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 15: Stigma, Flu, Nightcaps, Raw Water||Laura has the flu. Robin has bronchitis. And we've been sick ALL YEAR LONG. In this episode: People who attempt suicide are getting mistreated in emergency departments, on college campuses and, well, pretty much everywhere. (Did we mentio...||1/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 14: Boosting Memory, Science Resolutions, Pot-Smokin' Mamas, Fatigue||The American Academy of Neurology needed to update their recommendations for people with mild cognitive impairment. Lacking the research resources to do so they went ahead and made something up. SCIENCE says you should only do this one thing as a Ne...||12/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 13: Blindness, Super Salad, Fish, Penis Stickers||Gene therapy could help thousands of Americans who experience blindness, but it might host $1 million per person. Leafy greens can help you stay smarter than your neighbor. An RN asks kids and their parents whether they ate fish, linking it to bette...||12/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 12: Hairdressers, States, Man Flu, 💯||We answer a listener question about the link between financial and physical health. Then: Is your hair stylist checking you for melanoma? (No? Well, do you tip 20%?) We talk through the five healthiest and the five LEAST healthy states. (Why is it alwa.||12/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 11: Pollution, Cheese, Hurt Feelings, Running||A #badexpert gives us more info on gene expression (listen to Episode 5 for the original story). We learn that people who have heart and lung problems don't do so well when exercising in heavily polluted areas. One piece of research says eating a ma...||12/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 10: Medical Errors, Siblings, Mouthwash, Brain Cells||What a pathologist doesn't know (or catch) could kill you. If you haven't found a way your parents messed you up yet, check your relationship with your siblings. Even diabetes experts don't think mouthwash causes diabetes, but if you get a large eno...||12/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 9: Cinnamon, Thanksgiving, Gene Editing, Calling in Sick||We tackle listener questions about what Bad Patient really means and where the podcast title came from, as well as what causes cravings. We wonder: Can cinnamon solve the obesity epidemic (spoiler alert, no)? We also learn how to make Tha...||11/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 8: Side Effects, Blood Pressure, Diet, Cooling Towers||Robin tries to convince everyone she knows--but especially healthy people--to get the flu shot. We learn that 50% of the US adult population has high blood pressure, and then figure out what blood pressure numbers mean. A pilot study on diet and hea...||11/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 7: Fitbit, Labeling, Language Patterns, Prostate||The US government might give you a free Fitbit if you agree share all your data. We try really hard to understand gene expression (little help, Nature readers?). It turns out that LOTS of legal medical marijuana is mislabeled (hello, THC!). And we l...||11/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 6: New vaccine, Socializing, iPhone, Potassium||The new shingles vaccine has a name formed by the worst sounds in the English language. Not socializing is bad for your health. We call out an advertorial. And Robin gets hungry for jackfruit.||11/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 5: Diabetes, Editing, Fruit, Daydreams||There are THREE kinds of diabetes?! Apples continue to be carcinogen-laden nightmares. And it turns out that people who daydream really are better than the rest of us.||10/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Kidney Stones, Vegan, Marijuana, Sleep||Men don't like being told kidney stones hurt more than childbirth, and being a "bad" vegan has some of the same health risks of eating meat.||10/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: Home remedies, Headaches, Birth control||There are SEVEN ways to remove a varicose vein, and it turns out that the pit of an apricot is actually called a "kernel." We talk about a guy who died from taking supplements (hey, his MD told him to stop!). We dig into what may be the most painful ty.||10/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: CVS, Tatas, Clocks, Vitamins||Stock photos of headless women in pink tank tops are weird, even if it IS breast cancer awareness month.||10/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: Fake science, Sitting/standing, "Heat" attacks||Sitting will kill you. Standing will also kill you. Is lying down the only option?||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
With so much news today its hard to stay on top of it all. Great podcast listening to Robin and Laura debate whats new in health news!
Bad Patient? More like *GOOD* Patient!
The best medical podcast by 2 ladies who aren't doctors that I listen too.