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Preview: KUSP's Ask Doctor Dawn Podcast

Ask Doctor Dawn

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

Published: Sun, 25 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0800

Last Build Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0800

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2018-02-25: Promising medical research such as male contraception and Alzheimer's prevention

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0800

Finally - A male contraceptive gel; How to verify if ingredients in supplements are accurate; Eating lots of greens such as spinach is shown to help prevent Alzheimers disease; Ketogenic diet can help lose weight reverse diabetes; The causes, symptoms and diagnosis of spinal stenosis; A discussion of Barrett’s Esophagus; What to do about vertigo and ringing in my ears? Getting off of blood thinners used for atrial fibrulation

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2018-01-28: Wide-ranging discussions of cancer, diet and the flu from KZSC show on 1-17-18

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0800

Fast food diet increases inflammation and activates the immune system; Surfers have a higher amount of drug-resistant bacteria in their gut compared to swimmers; Melanoma is a dangerous cancer that is hard for the immune system to detect; Definition of obesity via the BMI calculation; A question about alkaline issues and cancer, and fighting inflammation; Perthes disease is a rare bone disease that disables the hip joint; How to measure carotid artery plaque and diets to reduce it; What are mitochondria? What one or two things can we do to reduce inflammation? Discussion of collagen peptides, bone broth, turmeric and breakfast; The various flu strains and quest for a universal flu vaccine

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2018-01-07: Medical research news and answers to emails from Alzheimer's to Lyme disease to vaccines

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0800

Methylphenidate, Ritalin, may help with apathy and depression in early-stage Alzheimer's disease; Research supports that lowering inflammation helps treat Alzheimer's disease; A guide to researching medical information, such as effects of a supplement or herb on detoxification; Why do I feel faint during long overnight plane flights? Algal oil oil is a good alternative to fish oil for vegans; Advice to individualize the approach to childhood vaccines; Cyber security issues with pacemakers and other electronic medical devices; Using mouth wash more than twice a day raises risk of diabetes; An old and safe drug, Sulfasalazine, may help suppress breast cancer cells; Chewing gum rapid test for inflammation caused by a dental implant; Lyme bacteria survive in organs after month-long antibiotic treatment and negative blood tests

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2017-12-30: Health news and advice from email and callers on KSCO show on 12-02-17

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0800

Placebo-controlled study shows no long-term benefit from cardiac stents; Long-term use of bisphosphonates for osteoporosis actually increase fracture rates; Lions mane mushroom for menopausal hot flashes won’t register on illegal drug test; Getting off proton pump inhibitors used for a hiatal hernia; The healing and life-prolonging properties of dogs; A probiotic species, Lactobacillus murinus, helps lower blood pressure; More discussion about proton pump inhibitors -- plus chronic fatigue syndrome; Caller claims immune system benefits from low-dose naltrexone; Bar soap is better than liquid soap if you have dermatitis -- probiotics for helping acne; Ozone therapy is promising but needs good scientific testing

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2017-12-03: Variety of health advice from email and callers on KSCO show on 11-04-17

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0800

Tattoo pigments degrade into particles that are detected in lymph nodes; Understanding stem cells role in psoriasis may lead to new treatments; Safe recommendations for hemorrhoids and advice for hydration; What is ashwagandha used for? The importance of sleep; Tryptophan and a probiotic that helps the immune system fight irritable bowel syndrome; What are the benefits of apple cider vinegar? Caller’s suggestion for using apple cider vinegar; The health benefits of walnuts for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and much more; The importance of a diverse microbiome for every aspect of health; Vancomycin antibiotic and a probiotic yeast to treat the difficult bacterium C. difficile; Spots on legs may be a drug reaction after a urinary tract infection; Diet advice for prostate cancer; Treating a stye with warm compress instead of colloidal silver; Quick advice to support fracture healing because of osteopenia

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2017-11-12: Microbiome and probiotics highlight the live show on KSCO from 10-02-2017

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 12:00:00 -0800

The opiate addiction crisis lets insurance companies restrict valid prescriptions for chronic pain; More warnings about cardiac side effects from chronic use of proton pump inhibitors; Probiotics for diarrhea and many other purposes -- consumers need to push for probiotics in hospitals; Can I get enough probiotics from food? Short review of Dr. Dale Bredesen’s work on Alzheimer’s disease; Iridology claims that patterns in the iris tells things about your health; The role of the microbiome in diabetes and obesity; A caller continues discussion of ketogenic diet and Alzheimer’s disease

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2017-10-29: Analysis of new but expensive drugs, plus a variety of health news and advice

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 12:00:00 -0800

The Clostridium difficile problem in hospitals is a side effect of antibiotic use; Who should get the new very expensive Hepatitis C drug? A new expensive heart disease drug; Curcumin is more bioavailable from turmeric powder if taken with 10% black pepper; Migraine headaches are explained and how to help prevent them; Another new very successful but expensive treatment for childhood leukemia; An electronic glove that translates American Sign Language into text; High definition ultrasound is probably not a good alternative to colonoscopy; A case of peripheral neuropathy should also investigate spinal stenosis and foot orthotics; Advice for heart disease diagnosis that includes high aortic calcium; Your kitchen sponge is full of bacteria! Change it weekly; Tips for purifying water

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2017-10-07: Live KSCO show from 8/5/17: Discussions of Alzheimers, toxic metals and much more

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 12:00:00 -0800

New methods to make jellyfish palatable will help future food shortages; Moderate drinking linked to good cognitive health in old age; A diabetes drug is found to help with Parkinson’s disease; Sunscreen made from DNA works better the longer it is used; Black widow spider bite might have long-term nerve damage -- general advice for neuropathy; New perspectives on Alzheimer's disease by Dr Dale Bredesen; Many possible causes of chronic fatigue syndrome or, more acurately, chronic inflammatory response syndrome; Sources of heavy metals and various types of testing; Questions about removing skin tags and supplements for spinal arthritis; Caller advises using hair testing as the initial test for mercury levels -- correct techniques to remove amalgams; A very thorough meta-analysis shows dramatic drops in sperm counts over the past few decades

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2017-09-04: Answers to many emails on a variety of topics with a theme of the microbiome, probiotics

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:00:00 -0800

Discussion of new single-payer healthcare bill being considered in California; Melatonin helps reduce frequency and duration of chronic migraines compared to other drugs; Steroid therapy for poison oak, pain etc. has substantial risk of sepsis, embolisms and fractures; Using fecal globin test to avoid overuse and side effects of colonoscopy; Cherries and avoiding sweet sodas are a good ideas if you have gout; Review of gut-brain connection -- using probiotics to help with depression; Use an elimination diet to diagnose cause of chest congestion after eating sugar; Benefits of fasting, low sugar and dairy and other nutritional advice to reduce cancer etc; A listener suggests an essential oil treatment for psoriasis on fingers; Tips to prevent bile reflux while avoiding proton pump inhibitors; Products by the company Mother Dirt take a natural skin-microbiome approach to hygiene and deodorant; Clarification of using magnesium threonate supplement to reduce anxiety

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2017-08-13: From the microbiome to anti-oxidants and cancer, health news and advice are discussed

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 12:00:00 -0800

The genetics of cognitive empathy; Supplements like resveratrol, curcumin and green tea are good nutritional approaches to fighting cancer; More support for connections between the gut microbiome, probiotics and the brain; Epigenetics explains how adverse childhood experiences greatly increase the risk of depression and many other diseases; The problem of pharmaceutical sponsorship of Continuing Medical Education for doctors; The promise of stem cell therapies also have tumor risks; The doctor explains the parasite Toxoplasmosis in cats, mice the cause of the crazy cat lady; The co-evolution of humans and bacteria in our gut; Discussion of California’s healthcare bill, The Healthy California Act; Getting antioxidants from food is probably better than using supplements for general health; Why vitamin D is probably important to help prevent cancer; The four stages of cancer are explained; A case of chronic heartburn after a sickness from contaminated water may be from H. pylori

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2017-07-23: Diverse topics from Zika to cancer, kidneys, depression and various digestive problems

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0800

New information about the Zika virus; prostate cancer screening; Diet and cancer; Anxiety medication and non-drug solutions; Norovirus; Irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive issues; Hydration in elders with kidney problems

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2017-07-02: Health law discussion and answers to caller and email questions on a variety of topics

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0800

Dr. Dawn reviews the Republican Congress healthcare bill, the American Health Care Act; Why many women don’t experience orgasms; Nutritional advice to help hormone imbalances causing acne from Polycystic ovary syndrome; Decreased libido after a hysterectomy can be helped with testosterone supplementation; The use of low dose Naltrexone for autoimmune diseases; Dr. Dawn is skeptical about radio frequency skin tightening -- alternatives; Removing toxins from your environment and Chinese medicine treatments for lung effects; Help with adjusting to high altitude living; Review of various thyroid hormone supplements

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2017-06-17: Exciting research shows promise of reversing Alzheimer's dementia

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0800

Research by Dr. Dale Bredesen details amyloid protein physiology and tests a mostly-nutritional plan for reversing the dementia of Alzheimer's disease; Turmeric and stretching to help plantar fasciitis; Inadequate stomach acid is often the cause of GERD, bloating and gas symptoms

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2017-05-21: Medical new and answers to caller questions from dieting to atrial fibrulation

Sun, 21 May 2017 12:00:00 -0800

Details about how the Zika virus affects the brain; Review of the gene editing system, CRISPR-Cas9; Health effects of marathon gaming include death; The complex question: What is the optimal and sustainable diet? The good and bad sides of fasting voluntarily or in the hospital; All about blood pressure measurement, regulation and dealing with problems; The problem of atherosclerosis in an 11 year old girl; The difficulty of removing a plantar wart; Evolving views of schizophrenia; Health benefits of copper for arthritis; Drugs and supplements for atrial fibrulation

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2017-04-30: A wide variety of medical news and emails with your health questions are answered

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0800

Eye transplants in tadpoles cure blindness; Growing heart tissue from stem cells needs a scaffold such as spinach leaves; Improving memory with magnetic stimulation of the brain; Solving degradation from cosmic rays during space travel may help life extension; New technique to help getting off methamphetamine addiction; Jump in cigarette tax in California will help Medical services and Medi-Cal funding; A review of the the importance of probiotic bacteria and their food, prebiotics; Pros and cons of the adrenaline analogue Sudafed; Treating bipolar disorder with low dose lithium and micronutrients; Various sources of Omega 3 fatty acids and why it is better than the Omega 6 variety; Methylfolate and methyl-vitamin B12 may be tolerated; The diabetes drug Metformin lowers blood glucose and also slows cancer cell growth; Comparing side effects of 3 new anticoagulation drugs for atrial fibrulation; Socioeconomic status affects mortality more than alcohol, hypertension, diabetes etc.; Playing the didgeridoo is a good treatment for sleep apnea; Acupuncture and anti-inflammatory diets are helpful for macular degeneration; Crisco is suggested as a moisturizing cream for facial itching; A compounding pharmacy might help lower costs by repackaging an expensive chemotherapy drug; Countering the inflammatory effects of food

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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