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Ask Doctor Dawn



Answers to your medical questions and health topics in the news.



Published: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0800

Last Build Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0800

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2017-04-19: Answers to health questions from kyphoplasty to sleep deprivation and depression

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0800

A conversation about PTSD, sleep deprivation and cannabinoids; Accidental pesticide ingestion results in liver and digestive problems; Sleep deprivation such as from jet lag improves depression symptoms; All about hammer toe and what to do about it; Root canals problems, crowns and other dental issues; The problem of arsenic in water and rice and risks for diabetes; Dr. Dawn likes the latest techniques for balloon kyphoplasty; A cream of honey and glycerine helps rosacea -- check for food sensitivities; The problem of television advertisements for brand-name drugs; Treatments for actinic keratosis from sun exposure on bald heads


Media Files:
http://www.askdrdawn.com/audio/2017-04-19.mp3




2017-03-19: Answers to your questions on air and emails plus important health-related news

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0800

A study explains life review flashbacks during near-death experiences; Telomeres are lengthened after long times in space -- good for longevity; Dr. Dawn criticizes legal assignment of patent for CRISPR gene editing technology; About root canals, crowns and other advice for oral hygiene; Alternative medical treatments for cancer and problems of good science for medical procedures; Diabetes can lead to major kidney damage, requiring dialysis or transplants; The Dr. Amen Clinic clinic is discussed for evaluating and treating brain health; Review of Obamacare vs. preliminary ideas of the Republican party health care plan; Mindfulness Meditation is scientifically shown to reduce stress better than other techniques


Media Files:
http://www.askdrdawn.com/audio/2017-03-19.mp3




2017-03-05: Questions about proton pump inhibitor problems, neuropathy, uterine fibroids and more

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0800

More help for the common problem of clogged sinuses; Big data from Denmark: PPIs increase risk of strokes and Rosacea increases gastrointestinal disorders; Using ketamine infusion to treat peripheral neuropathy; Reasons for and against removing uterine fibroids; Can I take Prilosec and thyroid meds at the same time? Causes of an enlarged spleen; Uses for colloidal silver as an anti-bacterial; Is there any link between antihistamines and Alzheimers disease?


Media Files:
http://www.askdrdawn.com/audio/2017-03-05.mp3




2017-01-18: Male vs. female doctors, Zika vs. CRISPR, fiber vs. pain, ketamine vs neuropathy etc.

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0800

Zika virus found in Texas -- How CRISPR gene editing might help; The problem of postoperative delirium in elders; Mortality rates and hospital readmission rates are lower if your doctor is a woman! Caller comments about the bedside manner of male vs. female doctors; Fiber helps lower pain and progression of knee osteoarthritis; Ketamine cream is helpful for peripheral neuropathy; Ketamine cream is helpful for peripheral neuropathy; Possible causes of back pain after a gall bladder removal operation; Caller recommends Lyrica for peripheral neuropathy; Avoiding swallowing air; Benefits of moderate amounts of alcohol; Risks of appendicitis increase after a barium enema; More about the benefits of fiber for the gut microbiome


Media Files:
http://www.askdrdawn.com/audio/2017-01-18.mp3




2017-01-03: KSCO show with email, health news and live calls from vaccines to joint replacement

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0800

Changes to Obamacare and discussion about current problems with health insurance; What is the physiology and purpose of the blood-brain barrier? Why cold viruses affect more during cold temperatures; Comments on changes to health insurance plans -- expansion of Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) plans; Discussion about the California law for forced vaccinations; More discussion: from vaccines to suggestions for political discourse; Treating prostate cancer with periodic bursts of high levels of testosterone; Why are digestive disorders so common? Surgery vs. alternatives to joint replacement for osteoarthritis depends on the joint


Media Files:
http://www.askdrdawn.com/audio/2017-01-03.mp3




2016-12-18: A thorough discussion of marijuana from benefits and physiology to recent legalization

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0800

Possible causes of hearing loss on one side only; Ear wax stories and warnings about searching symptoms on the Internet; Chinese medicine tip to get good grades on exams! Multiple callers contribute to a thorough discussion of marijuana from benefits and physiology to the wave of legalization


Media Files:
http://www.askdrdawn.com/audio/2016-12-18.mp3




2016-12-11: KSCO show with emails, interesting live questions and medical and health news

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0800

What the new administration can do to change Obamacare; Using a light box in the morning to improve libido in males; Cautions with high intensity exercise practices; The bad effects of maltodextrin on bacteria in your colon leading to SIBO or Crohn's disease; Treating Crohn's disease with marijuana; How to lower your hemoglobin A1c level; False positive results for Cologuard vs. a colonoscopy; Natural sources of omega 3 fatty acids and other ways to raise good cholesterol; More news about the importance of the microbiome in diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrome and other diseases; Sugar is usually added to commercial kombucha -- home-grown is probably better for you; Metformin is good for diabetes and prostate cancer, but it lowers vitamin B12; Supplement advice for osteoporosis; Using service dog training by disabled veterans to treat their PTSD


Media Files:
http://www.askdrdawn.com/audio/2016-12-11.mp3




2016-11-26: KSCO show with email and live calls about flu vaccine, HRT, prostate cancer and more

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0800

Flu season -- morning vaccines are more effective; Acupuncture might help reduce chronic nausea and motion sickness; Camera in a pill will probably replace endoscopy! Why bioidentical hormones are much better than synthetic hormones for replacement therapy; Pros and cons of Lupron, a sex hormone suppressor, to treat prostate cancer; Timing of lighting, exercise and other advice for addressing insomnia; An elder with spinal stenosis has a sensation of extreme heat when lying down


Media Files:
http://www.askdrdawn.com/audio/2016-11-26.mp3




2016-11-19: Replay of interview with Dr. Jeffrey Bland about detoxification

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0800

A clear explanation of the path of detoxification of drugs and foods; There are a large number of adverse drug reactions every year due to the genetic variability of different people; The under appreciated dangers of acetominophen, NSAIDS other over the counter drugs; Stress influences the efficiency of drug detoxification which can increase drug side effects


Media Files:
http://www.askdrdawn.com/audio/2016-11-19.mp3




2016-10-30: Answers to older emails and comments on drug pricing policies and Prop 61 in California

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0800

The history of H. pylori and its role in ulcers, inflammation, leaky gut and other problems; The difference between IgE-based food allergies and IgG-based food sensitivities and how to treat; Dietary recommendations for someone with a precancerous condition to avoid multiple myeloma; Addressing piriformis syndrome -- imbalances in the muscles of your buttocks; Dr. Dawn debunks Electro-acupuncture according to Voll; The science of anti-aging skin rejuvenation beauty products; Advice to improve memory before considering influences by heavy metals or other toxins; Review of Dr. Dawn's analysis of risks vs. benefits of hormone replacement therapy; Dr. Dawn comments on CA ballot proposition 61 about drug pricing


Media Files:
http://www.askdrdawn.com/audio/2016-10-30.mp3




2016-10-15: Live KSCO show about Vitamin D, Zika, melatonin and answers to emails and callers

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0800

The history of Vitamin D and its importance to prevent many diseases and cancer; Probiotics and other advice for diarrhea in the elderly; Alternatives to colonoscopy -- Does a colonoscopy affect my microbiome? Zika virus update and comparison to other viruses; Proper use of melatonin to help you sleep; The problem of adjuvant side effects when getting multiple vaccines at the same time


Media Files:
http://www.askdrdawn.com/audio/2016-10-15.mp3




2016-10-06: Dr. Dawn, John Sandidge and many callers discuss health issues and medical news on KZSC

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0800

Protecting your health when the air quality is bad because of fires -- resulting inflammation is explained; Discussion of the health effects of EMF radiation such as effects on mitochondria; Dealing with sinus problems common with surfers; You should wait to get the shingles vaccine if you currently have shingles rash; Conventional vs Functional Medicine approaches to psoriatic arthritis, joint pain associated with psoriasis; Supporting your mitochondria health to counter symptoms caused by EMF sensitivity; Cannabidiol treats inflammation from autoimmune diseases like psoriasis, but there are legal gotchas! Spinal disk injury is suspect, but mold toxins are a more likely cause of this caller's restless leg symptoms; The dangers of a non-cancerous tumor side effects of stem cell therapy for a stroke; New treatment to suppress secondary autoimmune disease caused by drugs used to treat autoimmune disease!


Media Files:
http://www.askdrdawn.com/audio/2016-10-06.mp3




2016-09-18: Live on KSCO: Various stories and discussion about anti-aging and other popular topics

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0800

Long term use of proton pump inhibitors contributes to cellular aging, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases; Very short amounts of intense exercise is as beneficial as longer moderate pace; The genetic code and transcription to make proteins is explained; Atrial fibrulation seemed related to reducing gut pressure by my cutting out carbohydrates; Using body sensors ala FitBit to monitor those with Parkinson's; Could statins contribute to Alzheimer’s disease? Take CoQ10 with statins; Nicotinamide riboside has anti-aging properties; Medical devices are being approved too easily, resulting in problems requiring them to be pulled; Insulin and leptin in breast milk influence the bacteria in her baby; Using mass spectrometry to analyze molecules in the environment has forensic and other uses


Media Files:
http://www.askdrdawn.com/audio/2016-09-18.mp3