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Concussion

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

 

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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

 

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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)
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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

 

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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

 

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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.

Important Medical Truths

April 29, 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

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Is it a good idea for people to take a daily aspirin to help prevent heart disease?

 

Dr. Richard Besser:
I read the data and my risk of having a bleeding ulcer from an aspirin is higher than my risk of having a heart attack because I don’t have risk factors – so I don’t think I should take an aspirin.
 


Richard Besser, M.D.

Men Are Becoming More Like Women

May 31, 2011

 

Interview with Dr. Kent Holtorf, Medical Director of the Holtorf Medical Group

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Those who wish men should be more like women are apparently getting their way. In part because men have become fatter than they used to be.

 

Dr. Kent Holtorf:
Because the fat actually induces the body to turn testosterone into estrogen.
 

 

 

 


Dr. Kent Holtorf

Truth About Cosmetic Products - Part 2

March 17, 2011

 

Interview with Perry Romanowski, author of the book Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm?: Top Cosmetic Scientists Answer Your Questions about the Lotions, Potions and Other Beauty Products You Use Every Day

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Lots of cosmetic products promise to get rid of wrinkles.

 

Perry Romanowski:
And the truth is there’s only one thing that’s ever been shown to topically get rid of wrinkles and that’s retinol. 
 


Perry Romanowski

Truth About Cosmetic Products

March 16, 2011

 

Interview with Perry Romanowski, author of the book Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm?: Top Cosmetic Scientists Answer Your Questions about the Lotions, Potions and Other Beauty Products You Use Every Day

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We spend a lot of money on cosmetic products and it can get confusing.

 

Perry Romanowski:
The beauty industry is a lot about products that are good products that work, but a lot about promises that they really can’t deliver.
 


Perry Romanowski

What Your Genes Can Tell You

September 23, 2010

 

Interview with Kevin Davies, author of the book The $1,000 Genome 

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Mike Carruthers:
Would you like to know now what diseases you’re more likely to get in the future? Well you can.

 

Kevin Davies:
The stage we’ve reached now is essentially almost anybody can have their own personal genome project done.
 


Kevin Davies

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