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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2: Anxiety & Depression
April 10, 2019
My friend has a gall bladder polyp. Can it be removed without taking out the gall bladder?; What can I give my 26-year-old daughter for anxiety and depression?; How can I prevent abdominal aortic aneurysm?; Why is it recommended to take probiotics on a daily basis? Click HERE for part 1.



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Is “breast implant illness” real? Part 1
March 28, 2019
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 in March 2019, 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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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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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for March 23, Part 1
March 25, 2019
Bayer stock slumps as jury finds for plaintiff in Roundup cancer lawsuit; Costco is first of major retailers to pull Roundup weedkiller from shelves; Pros/cons of laparoscopic surgery; Vaginal rejuvenation with lasers; High-fructose corn syrup—comparable to what humans consume in a single soda per day—promotes intestinal cancers in mice; Novel gene therapy promises reversal of blindness; 71 yr old shatters world planking record— but a 57 yr old has him beat by a mile! Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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The Latest Advances in Facial and Hair Rejuvenation, Part 1
January 22, 2019
Dr. Gary Linkov, board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon, weighs in on the latest advances in facial and hair rejuvenation. What type of education and training does a plastic surgeon need to undergo? What other types of doctors do cosmetic procedures—and why choose a plastic surgeon? How has Dr. Linkov augmented his aesthetic sense by studying portraiture and sculpture? How to spot psychological red flags in candidates for plastic surgery? Short of scalpel procedures under anesthesia, what more conservative rejuvenative options are available to patients? What procedures are used for hair restoration? How do men’s hair problems differ from women’s and dictate different approaches? How to avert the “corn-row” appearance of traditional hair transplants? What role for PRP in hair restoration? In the future will stem cells revolutionize baldness treatments? Click HERE for part 2.



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The Latest Advances in Facial and Hair Rejuvenation, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Gary Linkov, board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon. Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
December 19, 2018
Good news: The Farm Bill has approved hemp cultivation easing production of CBD; Any recommendations for replacing omeprazole? I tried stopping but paid a price!; Do you think a 79-year-old man with some cancer cells in his prostate has a good chance of living out his life and dying of something else?; How much calcium is recommended for a man in his late 70's--especially after surgery? Click HERE for part 2.



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Are your implantable devices sabotaging your health? Part 1
December 11, 2018
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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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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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for December 1, Part 2
December 3, 2018
The unforeseen hazards of robotic surgery; Weightlifting outperforms aerobic exercise for heart protection; Fit septuagenarians are physically comparable to 20 somethings; How to fade “age spots”; The little-known supplement that protects against cognitive decline in diabetes; Dr. Michael Lewis explains why he has added CBD to his arsenal of brain-protective nutrients. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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