Lies My Doctor Told Me: Medical Myths That Can Harm Your Health
Dr. Ken Berry joins Dr. Friedman to explain why your doctor is wrong about common medical myths.Does your doctor still recommend that you avoid foods that raise your cholesterol and instead eat a lot of whole grains? Or, maybe your physician has told you to exercise more so you'll lose some weight -- and drink skim milk because it's "less fattening." If you have high blood pressure, is your doctor recommending you cut back on salt? Dr. Ken Berry joins Dr. Friedman to explain why your doc is wrong about these common medical myths and many more. He also shares insights from his book, Lies My Doctor Told Me Second Edition: Medical Myths That Can Harm Your Health .
EP 958 News of the Week
Every week, Dr. Roizen discusses the latest health headlines YOU need to know. In this episode, Dr. Roizen talks about the latest health headlines that YOU need to know.
Study on prevention of dementia: doing just five things decreases your risk, no matter your genetics.
Dangerous bacteria can survive disinfectant.
How much caffeine may trigger a migraine?
Getting the right med after a heart attack depends on where you live in the country.
Climate change proves dangerous for kidney patients.
How exercise lowers risk of Alzheimer's by changing your brain.
79% of primary care physicians are burned out.
Epilepsy patients may live longer with specialist care.
Social stress tied to lower bone density after menopause.
2% of women are addicted to opioids after childbirth.
PLUS so much more...
EP 958B - You CAN Prevent Stroke
Heart and blood vessel health is knowable, measurable, and manageable -- including stroke.Natural aging leads to artery plaque, high blood pressure, and slower and irregular heartbeats. You can do everything right, and time will still pass. You will still age. Fortunately, understanding of the biology of aging has improved. Heart and blood vessel health is knowable, measurable, and manageable -- including stroke. Facts about stroke:
Stroke kills about 140,000 Americans each year—that’s 1 out of every 20 deaths.
Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. Every four minutes, someone dies of stroke.
Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes.
About 185,000 strokes—nearly 1 of 4—are in people who have had a previous stroke.
About 87% of all strokes are ischemic strokes, in which blood flow to the brain is blocked.
Stroke costs the United States an estimated $34 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medicines to treat stroke, and missed days of work.
Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability.
Stroke reduces mobility in more than half of stroke survivors age 65 and over.
Dr. Joshua S. Yamamoto joins Dr. Roizen to discuss specific ways to prevent stroke. He also shares insights from his book, You Can Prevent a Stroke , co-authored with Dr. Kristin Thomas. Bonus
Alternative Solutions to Traditional Plastic Surgery
Genetics, stress, poor diet, and even a lack of sleep can accelerate the aging process. Is there an alternative to plastic surgery?Everyone would like to win the battle against the sands of time and keep their youthful appearance. But sometimes, genetics, stress, poor diet, and even a lack of sleep can accelerate the aging process. Plastic surgery is a popular solution, but there's the downtime -- and it does come with risks. Dr. Anthony Youn, America's "holistic plastic surgeon," joins Dr. Friedman to reveal the secrets to looking ten years younger without having to go under the knife. He also discusses his "whole body" approach to restoring youth and shares insights from his newest book, Playing God: The Evolution of a Modern Surgeon .