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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: COVID-19 Comprehensive Coverage
April 9, 2020
Can I reuse disposable gloves by keeping them in a bag for a week in my hot car? I live in Florida; I take hydroxychloroquine for arthritis. Will I be able to get my medication during the pandemic?; I would like to purchase a UV light to kill germs in my home. Do you have a recommendation?; Do you have any opinion about taking quinine pills in low doses prophylactically against COVID-19? What do you think of theaflavin for inhibiting coronavirus? Click HERE for part 1.



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COVID-19 Special: The Unprecedented Challenges our Front Line Healthcare Professionals are Experiencing, Part 1
April 5, 2020
A Stanford University MD who helps doctors deal with stress weighs in on the Coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Greg Hammer is author of "GAIN without Pain: The Happiness Handbook for Health Care Professionals." What unprecedented challenges are frontline health professionals experiencing amid the current crisis? But weren’t they already poised for burnout even before COVID-19 arrived? How does stress undermine our health during the current lockdown? What lessons can we apply from "GAIN Without Pain" to cultivate resilience during the enforced lockdown? As a pediatric intensive care physician, Dr. Hammer offers advice on how to keep kids calm during the quarantine. Click HERE for part 2.



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COVID-19 Special: The Unprecedented Challenges our Front Line Healthcare Professionals are Experiencing, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Greg Hammer, author of "GAIN without Pain: The Happiness Handbook for Health Care Professionals." Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1: Covid-19 Myths and Facts
March 25, 2020
Intelligent TeleMedicine: We are having remote appointments via telephone and Skype; Can coronavirus be transmitted via food or food preparation?; Would a spray of colloidal silver or Xlear sprayed into the nose kill coronavirus?; Did the use of aspirin cause more damage and death during the Spanish flu pandemic? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for March 21, Part 1: Covid-19
March 23, 2020
Lockdown in many localities, Coronavirus cases soaring, hospitals threatened to be overwhelmed; How rapidly will it spread? Will millions succumb to Covid-19? 93% of people who think they’re positive for Coronavirus are not; Hopeful signs from China and Korea that pandemic can be contained; What’s the meaning of #flattenthecurve? Why claiming that this is “just like the seasonal flu” is a false equivalence; Mixed signals about masks; How does this compare with the 1918 Spanish Flu? Is colloidal silver a cure? Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for March 14, Part 2
March 16, 2020
Balance of Nature, maker of “fruit and veggie pills,” receives strong warnings from the FDA—re: their audacious claims that their products cure various serious diseases, as well as quality control issues; Keeping your brain healthy—with a low-Glycemic Index diet, Mediterranean style foods, and avoidance of trans-fats; U.S. healthcare system wastes nearly a trillion dollars in avoidable costs; Scared to deliver your baby in the hospital amid the current Coronavirus epidemic? New study confirms that home births safe for low-risk pregnancies; Beer before wine, or wine before beer—which minimizes the risk of a hangover? Taking probiotics can reduce impact of viral diseases, reducing costs associated with downtime and hospitalization for upper respiratory infections. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for January 18, Part 1
January 20, 2020
Food fight: Controversy over recent study exonerating meat reaches fever pitch; DHEA for rejuvenation; A natural fix for throat irritation; Is testosterone right for me? Separating the health rationale from the moral argument for eschewing animal foods; Physician burnout is widespread—could electronic health records be at fault; More home-cooked meals deliver healthy benefits. 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: Liver Detox After Toxic Mold Exposure
January 15, 2020
Study finds physician visits less gratifying since the advent of EMRs (Electronic Medical Records); Any thoughts about ways to detox my liver after toxic mold exposure and subsequent treatment?; Any effective ways to deal with interstitial cystitis symptoms besides diet?; I have intermittent gastroparesis. Are there any supplements I can take to avoid Reglan? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Integrative Medicine Under the Microscope, Part 1
January 9, 2020
Why is it that so many patients are looking for alternative and complementary medicines and treatments? Should more studies be conducted on alternative or complementary treatments, or is it a waste of money and time? Does integrative medicine belong in academic medical centers—should it be taught at all? John Weeks, with over 32 years of experience in advocacy for natural medicine, confronts the critics of the new trend to fund research in medical schools and universities; what’s the future of integrative medicine in the U.S.? Are initiatives underway to make it more available and affordable? How has the current opiate epidemic created an opportunity for advances in non-drug treatment of pain syndromes? Could integrative medicine provide the key to solving America’s health care crisis? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Integrative Medicine Under the Microscope, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with natural medicine advocate John Weeks. Click HERE for part 1.



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