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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for July 24, Part 1
July 26, 2021
As if Covid weren't bad enough, a pandemic of doping at the Tokyo Olympics; Natural performance enhancers as an alternative to harmful drugs; What if you come down with Covid and they tell you to just stay home and take Tylenol? Study finds coffee doesn't worsen palpitations--but does that even make sense? Excess caffeine hikes risk for dementia; Marijuana for athletes--is that a thing? Higher levels of Omega-3 intake can increase life expectancy by five years; Collagen powder for strengthening joints. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for July 3, Part 2
July 5, 2021
Discount stores often sell products with hazardous chemicals; "Food deserts" perpetuate inequality; New study of studies exonerates saturated fat, doubles-down on trans-fats risks; Inactivity drives 1 in 14 deaths—but beware of post-exercise munchies; DHEA for osteoporosis; Natural support for autoimmune hepatitis; Chronic sinusitis sufferers show decreased brain activity on functional MRI; Toxic environmental chemical exposures drive up rates of Parkinson’s Disease; The pandemic has triggered an online gambling crisis; Carotenoids reduce breast cancer risk even for high-risk women. 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 May 1, Part 2
May 3, 2021
New study shows use of certain supplements associated with better Covid outcomes—but a new bill bundled with the 1.9 trillion dollar Covid relief package empowers FTC to fine you if you make claims; Natural approaches for blood pressure control; How dangerous is a thyroid nodule? Eat more fat to boost testosterone; Loneliness hikes risk for cancer in men; Cardiorespiratory fitness curbs risk of serious Covid, pneumonia; Long Covid is prompting doctors to prescribe opiate pain medications and anxiety drugs, hiking risk of addiction for sufferers. 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 April 17, Part 2
April 19, 2021
Vaccine passports are a bad idea; Exercise in pregnancy builds healthier kids; IVF babies grow up without deficits; Low-saturated fat diet advice to pregnant women may compromise their children’s microbiomes; Cocoa vs. fatty liver; Fosamax + strontium—are they a good combo for osteoporosis? Chelation vs. ozone therapy—what’s the difference? Pot smoking impairs vision; Ireland goes big on vitamin D public health mandate. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Kids’ Exposure to Electronic Media, Part 1
September 17, 2020
A conversation with the “Mediatrician”, Dr. Michael Rich, a pediatrician whose practice and research center around kids’ exposure to electronic media. He recently supported a stockholder initiative to persuade Apple to offer more options for parents to shape their children’s media exposure. Are the big social media companies compromising our children’s well-being for the sake of more ad clicks? What are the health consequences—physical and mental—of kids’ heavy use of social media? How does it contribute to obesity? To depression and suicidality? To poor school performance? To sleep deprivation? Why prohibition is not the answer; Is there such a thing as “internet addiction”? Should kids below a certain age have zero screen time? Dr. Rich offers tips to parents and grandparents via his column “Ask the Mediatrician” at the website of his Center on Media and Child Health at http://cmch.tv/parents/askthemediatrician/. Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Kids’ Exposure to Electronic Media, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with the “Mediatrician”, Dr. Michael Rich, a pediatrician whose practice and research center around kids’ exposure to electronic media. Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for June 6, Part 1
June 8, 2020
Lessons of the pandemic—cultivating resilience in the face of challenging circumstances; More evidence that the coronavirus is weakening; Laypersons score poorly on proper use of N95 masks; The remarkable concordance between blood sugar control and susceptibility to coronavirus; How primary care doctors miss the boat on diabetes prevention; Lockdown has fostered digital dependency—with adverse effects on mood and metabolism; Two large studies purporting to prove worthlessness of hydroxychloroquine withdrawn for research malfeasance; Besides aiding sleep, what are health benefits of melatonin? Solutions for a highly allergic patient; Lack of exposure to green landscapes associated with unhealthy cravings. 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 May 23, Part 1
May 25, 2020
A quarter of Americans take drugs that can make them fat; Natural cures for fatty liver/NASH; Fasting can reduce inflammation without the drawbacks of immunosuppressive drugs; U.S. alcohol deaths rise sharply—surpassing opiate overdoses; Global temperatures may be rising—but human body temperatures are declining; NY Yankees revamp training staff after record season of injuries; Daily news fix may rewire our nervous systems in stress mode. Click HERE for part 2.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 25, Part 2
April 27, 2020
There’s nothing magical about walking 10,000 steps; Could pain meds for sciatica relieve IBS symptoms? These athletes got electIve surgery—why couldn’t you? Help for a listener with chronic pain—medical marijuana to reduce dependency on opiates? Celery is a good source of luteolin—with powerful antiviral effects; Why French researchers are studying the nicotine patch as a coronavirus therapy; To get back to work and recreation, we’ll need a Manhattan Project-style initiative to retrofit our public spaces with the latest antiviral technology. 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 11, Part 1
January 13, 2020
A quarter of Americans take drugs that can make them fat; Natural cures for fatty liver/NASH; Fasting can reduce inflammation without the drawbacks of immunosuppressive drugs; U.S. alcohol deaths rise sharply—surpassing opiate overdoses; Global temperatures may be rising—but human body temperatures are declining; NY Yankees revamp training staff after record season of injuries; Daily news fix may rewire our nervous systems in stress mode. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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