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What is really up with anti-vaxxers? Why does Goop have such massive appeal? And who is our healthcare system really care for? In America Dissected, doctor and former Detroit Health Director Abdul El-Sayed tries to answer these questions and more by reporting the stories behind the headlines and looking at them through the lens of public health.

What is really up with anti-vaxxers? Why does Goop have such massive appeal? And who is our healthcare system really care for? In America Dissected, doctor and former Detroit Health Director Abdul El-Sayed tries to answer these questions and more by reporting the stories behind the headlines and looking at them through the lens of public health.
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What is really up with anti-vaxxers? Why does Goop have such massive appeal? And who is our healthcare system really care for? In America Dissected, doctor and former Detroit Health Director Abdul El-Sayed tries to answer these questions and more by reporting the stories behind the headlines and looking at them through the lens of public health.

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English


Episodes

Superbugging Out

10/14/2019
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Winter means snow, cuddly rom-coms...and brutal head colds. Nothing a little Z-Pak won’t fix...WRONG. That’s exactly what the superbugs want you to do. Our antibiotic misuse is contributing to the global rise of an unseen, deadly force: antibiotic-resistant superbugs. We hear from a mother and daughter with direct experience with these terrifying new strains of bacteria. Dr. Abdul El-Sayed then explains how the pharmaceutical industry’s broken incentives and the government’s failure to...

Duration:00:32:16

Pharmageddon

10/7/2019
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American scientists are on the leading edge of drug research and development—often funded by taxpayer dollars. So why are we overpaying for life-saving drugs? How did we get to this point? Dr. Abdul El-Sayed walks us through the story of the Hep-C drug Sovaldi to lay bear the inner workings of the pharmaceutical industry—and its glaring flaws.

Duration:00:30:50

Quack To The Future

9/30/2019
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Traditional science-based medicine has some gaps—but what happens when grifters and scammers take advantage? Dr. Abdul El-Sayed leads us inside the underbelly of the cult of wellness. Dr. Jen Gunter, Twitter’s “Resident Gynecologist,” helps us understand modern quackery—and how we can apply scientific principles to make our best health decisions.

Duration:00:31:53

The Anti-anti-vax-vaccine

9/30/2019
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We almost eradicated measles in the U.S., but anti-vaxxers had to go and ruin it for everyone. WTF? Dr. Abdul El-Sayed walks us through the history and science of vaccines and the growing anti-vax movement. We meet the people affected, like Ethan Lindenberger, an 18-year-old who defied his anti-vax mom to get vaccinated.

Duration:00:36:13

America Dissected with Abdul El-Sayed (coming September 30th)

9/20/2019
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From celebrities who hate vaccines to politicians who hate Obamacare - the mistrust, fake news, sensationalism, and social media firestorms that we see every day in politics and the media are distracting us from what really matters for our health. In America Dissected, a new podcast hosted by Abdul El-Sayed, doctor and former Detroit Health Director, we'll go beyond the headlines to dissect America’s major health problems, what connects them, and what we all can do to solve them.

Duration:00:02:15