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.
||2015-05-16: 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|
||2015-04-18: Gut bacteria, probiotics and other gut issues are featured this week||Saliva testing for certain gut bacteria correlates with risk and severity of Parkinson's disease; Stem cells used to create a lab model of the intestine for research purposes; Supplement suggestions to keep you healthy and testing for good absorption; The||4/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||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|
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.