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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show For March 4, Part 1
March 6, 2017
Probiotic combo curbs allergy symptoms; What to do for fluid accumulation in the ears; Commonly-used pyrethroid bug-repellants linked to childhood behavioral problems; Race for the cure--exercise improves breast cancer outcomes; The health benefits of grass-fed beef/natural poultry (special offer to Intelligent Medicine listeners by entering code Hoffman20 for $20 off your first order at www.butcherbox.com). Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 28, Part 2
January 30, 2017
Two daily servings of whey protein lower blood pressure; What's the value of "nootropics?" A listener asks for guidance about how to choose the best fish oil; When it comes to workouts, don't despair if you're not a champion--less may be more; Anti-inflammatory diets lessen depression risk; Higher Omega-3 levels curb heart risk. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 21, Part 1
January 22, 2017
Sugary sodas and junk food top the shopping list of food stamp recipients; Gary Taubes new book, "The Case Against Sugar," argues that sugar is the world’s most popular addictive drug; Seniors who spend more time sitting shrink their telomeres, shorten their lives; Do “weekend warriors” garner the same exercise benefits as consistent exercisers? How alcohol ramps up appetite signals; What are the benefits of essential oils? A caller asks: “Why do I break out in an itchy rash when I eat too many sweets? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
January 18, 2017
You can be of normal weight, but are you overfat? What is the role of biofilms in Lyme disease? I’m a 54-year-old female, what’s the optimal DHEA level for me? How much should I take and how often should I get tested? How can I boost hormones and/or energy before exercise? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 3, Part 2
December 4, 2016
I took an internet quiz and it told me I needed to go on statins--what's up with that? Irony alert: Big Mac inventor dies at 98 and world's oldest woman at 117 eats eggs and eschews fruits and vegetables; Could Candida prompt a vaccine reaction? What's the difference between Azulfidine and Lialda for ulcerative colitis? Go outside and play--it's good for your eyes; ketogenic diet for pain control; Scurvy, once thought to be an ancient disease, makes a comeback; Exercise may keep your brain from shrinking--but not if you use anabolic steroids. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for November 12, Part 1
November 14, 2016
Study calls into question sunscreen protection against melanoma; If you only have a certain time each week to exercise, is it better to have short sessions 5 days per week, or more intense workouts a couple of days per week? A listener asks why her husband experiences dizziness within an hour of eating breakfast? Sugary energy drinks and sleep deprivation—a vicious cycle? What, no antibiotics for diverticulitis? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for November 5, Part 1
November 7, 2016
It's gonna be a stressful week: First the return to standard time, then the election. Tempers flare in the cardiac rehab unit; Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder; If I have aortic valve calcification, should I stop taking calcium? Could stem cells go rogue? How effective is Proscar for an enlarged prostate? Will lighter running shoes deliver better times for NY Marathon contestants? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 22, Part 1
October 24, 2016
Dr. H shares observations on his recent trip to Belgium; Is there anything that can be done for advanced breast cancer? Why standard thyroid medications leave hypothyroidism sufferers feeling lousy; Are calcium supplements bad for the heart? Doctor training leaves MDs ignorant about benefits of diet, exercise; You don't need to be a triathlete to enjoy health benefits of exercise; Placebos effective even if subjects know they're taking a sugar pill; Low vitamin D in adolescents is common, and sets stage for middle-aged osteoporosis. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 22, Part 2

Mood changes after chemo; Could oxytocin offer hope for autism, pain, anxiety, wound healing, flagging libido? A caller with sleep apnea, interstitial cystitis, prostatitis and digestive problems; How much screen time for young kids? Is rugby safer than football? Exercise can fend off cognitive decline; Why new Medicare rules may prompt a mass exodus of doctors. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for October 8, Part 1
October 9, 2016
A listener reports "I've lost my sense of taste"--what to do? Overdiagnosis: Too many unnecessary PAP smears and colonoscopies? Ben Stiller offers himself up as poster boy for PSA testing--but is he right that the test "saved his life?" Sex before athletic competition? Breakfast before workouts? "My doctor told me to avoid "all supplements" when I take Coumadin; Yoga effective vs. Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Those "brain games" you've been hearing about fail to yield real-world cognitive benefits. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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