Something You Should Know about Medical Testing

How To Save Your Own Life

October 21, 2015


Interview with John Corso M.D., author of the book Stupid Reasons People Die, An Ingenious Plot For Defusing Deadly Diseases




Mike Carruthers:
Human nature being what it is, we often avoid going to the doctor for fear of finding out that something's wrong, however…


Dr. John Corso, M.D.:
My recommendation is that people, first of all have to take charge of the preventive health care in their lives by themselves. Unfortunately I believe that our medical system is really good at mopping up after a disease but it does not do prevention very well.

Dr. John Corso

Medical Errors

April 20, 2015


Interview with Rosemary Gibson, author of the book The Battle Over Health Care: What Obama's Reform Means for America's Future




Mike Carruthers:
Medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States and the problem is getting worse.


Rosemary Gibson:
About 15 years ago the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences issued a stunning report that estimated about 100 thousand people die every year in the United States because of preventable medical errors in hospitals.


Rosemary Gibson

Do You Really Need An Annual Physical?

October 16, 2014


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




Mike Carruthers:
Going for your annual physical is it really necessary?


Dr. Davis Liu:
A recent article, as recent as 2007 said this, 2002 said this – there’s no medical evidence that saves lives and it makes sense.

Dr. Davis Liu

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


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

The War On Cancer

July 15, 2013


Interview with Clifton Leaf, author of the book The Truth in Small Doses: Why We're Losing the War on Cancer-and How to Win It




Mike Carruthers:
 We are in a war with cancer. We have been for years  and it’s not going particularly well.


Clifton Leaf:
Despite all the progress that we’re making in understanding the disease we really aren’t translating that into speedy treatments for those at an individual level.

Clifton Leaf

Concerns About Sunscreen

June 27, 2013


Interview with Marc Sorenson, author of the book Vitamin D3 and Solar Power (Volume 2 of Solar Power for Optimal Health)




Mike Carruthers:
As you may already know there are 2 types of skin cancer.


Marc Sorenson:
We have the squamous cell carcinoma, the common skin cancer, that type of cancer and it correlates to sun exposure. However it’s also known that if we eat a low-fat diet and lots and lots of fruits and vegetables we have very little chance of ever getting one of those cancers.

Dr. Marc Sorenson

Weird Medical History

June 18, 2013


Interview with Nathan Belofsky, author of the book Strange Medicine: A Shocking History of Real Medical Practices Through the Ages




Mike Carruthers:
For most of medical history and up through the middle 1800’s doctors pretty much treated patients with practices that they made up out of thin air.


Nathan Belofsky:
Doctors had no interest in comparing their results with other people's results, or taking notes – they were just sort of making up as they went along.


Important Medical Truths - Part 2

April 30, 2013


Interview with Dr. Richard Besser, author of the book Tell Me the Truth, Doctor: Easy-to-Understand Answers to Your Most Confusing and Critical Health Questions




Mike Carruthers:
Can the radiation from a cellphone cause brain cancer?


Dr. Richard Besser:
The type of radiation emitted from a cellphone is not the type of radiation, ionizing radiation, that damages our cells and causes cancer.

Richard Besser, M.D.

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