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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Diabetes, Part 1
October 19, 2017
Today’s podcast serves up everything you ever wanted to know about diabetes, with Mona Morstein, ND, author of "Mastering Your Diabetes: A Comprehensive, Integrative Approach for Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes." Why is the prevalence of diabetes soaring? How has the medical profession taken a wrong turn in its approach to this disorder? Why, when it comes to blood sugar, it’s not how low you go, it’s how you get there (natural approaches are better than reliance on drugs); How the Nutrition Establishment has missed the boat on proper diet advice for diabetes; The important roles of optimal sleep, stress reduction, and exercise; What supplements are most beneficial for diabetics? Can diabetes be reversed through natural interventions? Click HERE for part 2.



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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Diabetes, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Mona Morstein, ND, author of "Mastering Your Diabetes: A Comprehensive, Integrative Approach for Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes." Click HERE for part 1.



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The Challenges Facing Our Healthcare System, Part 1
October 17, 2017
Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright is a physician and a medical management consultant with a keen perspective on the problems facing our health care system today. In her book, "Back to Balance: The Art, Science, and Business of Medicine," she writes: “The art of Medicine is being crowded out by the science of medicine.” Yes, we want more efficiency and precision, but medicine is losing its human touch. Electronic health record (EHR) systems have doctors peering into screens and not connecting with patients; perverse incentives have health professionals ticking off boxes to garner proper reimbursement, achieving “quality metrics” which may have little to do with patient well-being or satisfaction. Doctors are burnt-out and disenchanted, and leaving the profession in droves due to time pressure and overwhelming bureaucratic burdens. Dr. Fischer-Wright discusses strategies for reinvigorating the practice of medicine. Click HERE for part 2.



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The Challenges Facing Our Healthcare System, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, author of "Back to Balance: The Art, Science, and Business of Medicine." Click HERE for part 1.



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Drug Interactions and Side Effects, Part 1
October 12, 2017
Studies show that 1.5 million Americans are hurt each year by preventable medicine errors. Many people are unaware that over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics can cause potentially serious adverse effects when used in combination with other common medications. Robert Baker realized there was a problem with people obtaining overall drug information after conducting extensive research. As a pharmacist, Robert has had extensive patient interaction for over the last 30 years. This gave him great insight into what patients need to have – useful at hand knowledge of their medications. Some of the more important issues patients stressed were over-the-counter (OTC) interactions with their current medications, as well as interactions among their prescription medications. The result is MyRxProfile, a convenient patient-friendly app that can help consumers be forewarned about potential drug interactions and side effects. Available from Apple and Android app stores, the app draws on a database of over 30,000 common prescription and over-the-counter medications. Click HERE for part 2.



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Drug Interactions and Side Effects, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with pharmacist Robert Baker, developer of MyRxProfile, a convenient patient-friendly app that can help consumers be forewarned about potential drug interactions and side effects. Click HERE for part 1.



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Managing Your Memory, Part 1
October 10, 2017
"Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do About It." "Why did I walk into this room?” “Where did I put my car keys?” “What’s my ATM password?” Memory problems are among the most common complaints seen in primary care. Harvard neurologist Dr. Andrew Budson is co-author of this practical guide to memory problems: Are we really experiencing an epidemic of dementia or are people just living longer? Do we have unrealistic expectations of our aging brains? When is memory loss normal and when is it a harbinger of dementia? Is Alzheimer’s the only type of memory loss? Can certain drugs produce memory loss? Are concerns over statin use warranted? Can proper diet defend against memory loss? What about exercise? Does research support the efficacy of “brain games”? What role for sleep optimization? Why is it so hard to come up with medicines for memory that have more than just slight, temporary benefits? When is it dementia and when is it depression? Should we all get tested for ApoE4, the “Alzheimer’s gene”? Why research shows that pulling an “all-nighter” is not the best way to study for a test; Simple habits that support memory. Click HERE for part 2.



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Managing Your Memory, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Harvard neurologist Dr. Andrew Budson, co-author of "Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do About It." Click HERE for part 1.



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Big Chicken, Part 1
October 5, 2017
In "Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats," investigative journalist Maryn McKenna details how high-tech agriculture transformed the old-fashioned backyard chicken into a high-yielding commodity. The price was an epidemic of antibiotic-resistant infections that now pose a global health threat. Flavor was sacrificed on the altar of profits. Additionally, productivity took precedence over humane considerations. Is there hope that producers will change their ways? How can consumers make prudent choices? What are ways the public can make their voices heard at the checkout counter Click HERE for part 2.



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Big Chicken, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with investigative journalist Maryn McKenna, author of "Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats." Click HERE for part 1.



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