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Intelligent Medicine Radio for July 2, Part 2: Susceptibility to Cognitive Decline
July 4, 2022
DIM for breast cancer; Diet after rectal surgery; Adverse effects of Reclast; Fit kids stay mentally sharp later in life; Pollution a major risk factor for multiple chronic diseases; Female athletes can avert knee injury with better sports bras; Midlife handgrip strength predicts susceptibility to cognitive decline; Study will examine effects of amino acid cocktail on Long Covid; Intermittent fasting can help regenerate damaged nerves; Depleted microbiome hikes congestive heart failure risk. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Are your implantable devices sabotaging your health? Part 1
June 21, 2022
Are your implantable devices sabotaging your health? Award-winning investigative journalist Jeanne Lenzer joins us to discuss her book, "The Danger Within Us: America’s Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man’s Battle to Survive." Over 30 million Americans have them—that’s 1/10th of the population. Implantable devices include artificial hips and knees, pacemakers and defibrillators, breast implants, nerve stimulators, contraceptive devices, surgical mesh, and countless other applications. These devices can fail—sometimes with disastrous consequences. Why does the current regulatory scheme allow these minimally-tested devices to reach the marketplace? What is “disease creep”? And why is the treatment sometimes worse than the disease? What should every potential device recipient know before getting anything permanently implanted in their body? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Are your implantable devices sabotaging your health? Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with award-winning investigative journalist Jeanne Lenzer on her book, "The Danger Within Us: America’s Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man’s Battle to Survive." Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for May 21, Part 1
May 23, 2022
Omicron: You can’t fight today’s wars with yesterday’s weapons; Multiple studies reveal Omicron is far less severe than Delta—even for unvaccinated; Israeli immunologist tees off on aggressive government strategies to contain Covid; A 78-year-old caller seeks advice after testing positive; Hemp-derived cannabinoids block spike protein; After hip replacement, is it safe to resume running? Study reveals face masks have become the new beauty standard; After getting Covid, people are starting to live it up again. Vaccine makers are developing new Omicron-specific shots—but will it pay off? 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 7, Part 1
May 9, 2022
Action Alert: Stop Congress from restricting access to supplements of our choice! Torn knee meniscus—pros and cons of arthroscopic surgery; What’s for breakfast—Tropicana rolls out new cereal that swaps milk for OJ; New study challenges dogma that whole grains have lower glycemic impact than white flours; NSAID pain relievers can lead to kidney damage when combined with common blood pressure meds; New triple action pain relief alternative. 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 April 16, Part 2
April 18, 2022
Supplements to prep for colon surgery; Which form of Curcumin is most bioavailable? How plastic pollution can raise cholesterol, heart risk; Arginine and glutathione vs. Covid; Older men get cognitive boost from testosterone; Rebuilding myelin with N-acetylglucosamine; Water aerobics relieves low back pain; only 1 in 10 teens getting enough exercise during pandemic. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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ENCORE: Is “breast implant illness” real? Part 1
March 24, 2022
Breast implants are now under the gun again after a checkered history. In the 80s reports of adverse events related to silicone breast implants led to FDA scrutiny and lawsuits against Dow Corning. Now, breast implants are once again under federal review over reports of a rare lymphoma in hundreds of women with “textured” implants. Dr. Sophie Bartsich, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, offers perspective on the current controversy. Is “breast implant illness” real? Has it been conclusively proven that breast implants cause lupus-like symptoms in women? Is there a high incidence of breast implant rupture? Do breast implants need to be checked on a regular basis after surgery? How often do they need to be replaced? How does Dr. Bartsich leverage her undergraduate training in psychology to meet patients’ expectations and address body image concerns? Which implants are safest? Are there alternatives to implants for women who don’t want foreign materials in their bodies? What about the opposite—breast reduction for women? And what options are available for men with gynecomastia? Does breast reconstruction after cancer make subsequent cancer detection more difficult? Can cosmetic breast surgery interfere with the prospects for breastfeeding? Click HERE for part 2.



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ENCORE: Is “breast implant illness” real? Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Sophie Bartsich, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, who offers perspective on the current controversy. Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 25, Part 1
December 27, 2021
Mark Zuckerberg announces push to build “Metaverse”—what the health consequences might be; Game changer study shows vaxxed nearly as likely as unvaxxed to transmit virus to household members; Cheap antidepressant repurposed as anti-Covid drug; Surgeon walks away from emergency operation, has lunch, falls asleep in car, goes home; How to get adequate potassium on a keto diet; How to ward off serious illness if exposed to Covid. 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 December 25, Part 2

Breastfeeding, known to help offspring’s brain development, may also help moms stave off cognitive decline; Magnetic stimulation of brain improves memory, reverses severe depression; When infection may be a “hard stop” for elective surgery; Why do doctors keep telling people to avoid cheese while ignoring sugar’s harms? Massage doesn’t just make you feel better—it heals muscles; Beyond Meat stock plummets after company falls short of earnings projections; Inexpensive zinc mouthwash prevents mouth sores in chemo patients. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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