Something You Should Know about the Doctor/Patient Relationship

What You Didn't Know About Back Pain - Part 2

May 20, 2014


Interview with Dr. Patrick Roth, author of the book The End of Back Pain: Access Your Hidden Core to Heal Your Body




Mike Carruthers:
80% of us will get back pain in our lifetime – 80%! Now here’s the problem…


Dr. Patrick Roth:
If you’re a patient and you have back pain, the place that you start defines the treatment you get as opposed to what is wrong with you – think about that, that’s terrible.

Dr. Patrick A. Roth

What You Didn't Know About Back Pain

May 19, 2014


Interview with Dr. Patrick Roth, author of the book The End of Back Pain: Access Your Hidden Core to Heal Your Body




Mike Carruthers:
If you’ve never had back pain you’re lucky at least so far.


Dr. Patrick Roth:
At any given time 20% of people have back pain. Within the last year 40% of people have back pain. And within a lifetime 80% of people will have back pain.

Dr. Patrick A. Roth

When Your Doctor Ask You To Get On The Scale

May 15, 2014


Interview with Linda Spangle, R.N., author of the book Friends with the Scale: How to Turn Your Scale Into a Powerful Weight Loss Tool




Mike Carruthers:
One reason people don’t like going to the doctor and may even avoid going is…


Linda Spangle, R.N.:
Women especially just dread getting on the scale at the doctor’s office. I think for people who are chronic dieters it’s even worse - somehow it feels like judgment.

Linda Spangle, R.N.

Are You Being Misdiagnosed By Your Doctor?

April 23, 2014


Interview with Dr. Laura Nathanson, author of the book What You Don't Know Can Kill You: A Physician's Radical Guide to Conquering the Obstacles to Excellent Medical Care




Mike Carruthers:
I'll bet you'd be surprised how often people who are seriously ill are misdiagnosed by a doctor.

Dr. Laura Nathanson:

In hospitalized patients who die and who get autopsied - it happens fifteen percent of the time. And half of those fifteen percent of deaths would have had a better prognosis if the diagnosis had been made correctly.


Dr. Laura Nathanson

5 Questions To Ask Your Doctor

March 31, 2014


Interview with Dr. Melissa Clarke, author of the book Excuse Me Doctor! I've Got What?: Taking Ownership of Your Health and Making Healthcare Reform Work for You




Mike Carruthers:
Doctor visits today are shorter than ever and in many cases take a long time to schedule. So as the patient you have to make the most of them.


Dr. Melissa Clarke:
I have 5 questions that you should never leave your doctor’s office without asking. The first is what’s wrong with me? And make sure you understand it in simple terms.


Dr. Melissa Clarke

Staying Heart Healthy

March 4, 2014


Interview with Dr. John M. Kennedy, author of the book The Heart Health Bible: The 5-Step Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease




Mike Carruthers:
If you want to live and long and healthy life it’s probably good to know what’s likely to kill you.


Dr. John M. Kennedy:
Heart disease is the #1 killer in America for both men and women. You know there 1,500 heart attacks a day, about a million deaths a year and that number is actually rising.

Dr. John M. Kennedy

Your Prescription Drugs

January 29, 2014


Interview with Dr. Bill Thomas, contributor to The AARP® Guide to Pills: Essential Information on More Than 1,200 Prescription & Nonprescription Medications, Including Generics, Side Effects & Drug Interactions



Mike Carruthers:
Your prescription medications where in your house do you keep them?


Bill Thomas M.D.:
The best place for almost all medications is a place that's cool and dry. Americans on the other hand keep most of their medicines in the bathroom where it is warm and damp.

Dr. Bill Thomas

Live Long & Be Healthy - Part 2

January 14, 2014


Interview with Dr. David Agus, author of the book A Short Guide to a Long Life




Mike Carruthers:
You don’t hear about it much as you used to but taking a daily low dose aspirin may be very good for your health.


Dr. David Agus:
On a daily basis a low dose of an aspirin reduces inflammation which is at the route of heart disease, cancer and some of the brain diseases. 

Dr. David B. Agus


November 18, 2013


Interview with Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler, author of the book Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide to Living with the Challenges Associated with Post Concussion Syndrome and Brain Trauma




Mike Carruthers:
There’s a lot of concern today about head injuries, brain injuries, concussions particularly in sports. So what is a concussion?


Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler:
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury meaning that there’s been an injury to the brain that is from an outside source, you’re unaware of your surroundings from briefly to 1 hour.

Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler

Your Next Doctor Visit

September 10, 2013


Interview with Dr. Davis Liu, author of the book The Thrifty Patient: Vital Insider Tips for Saving Money and Staying Healthy




Mike Carruthers: 
Going to the doctor? If you want to get the most out of the doctor visit you need to prepare.


Davis Liu, M.D.: 
Increasingly, studies have shown that doctor visits have gone under seventeen minutes and so far they seem to be getting shorter. And one of the most important things for people to understand is taking a comprehensive and accurate history is still the most important tool doctors have to get the right diagnosis.

Dr. Davis Liu

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