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An hour of medical questions, answers, debate, dialogue, discussion, & health in the news.
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Santa Cruz, CA


An hour of medical questions, answers, debate, dialogue, discussion, & health in the news.






930 Mission St, Suites 4&5 Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 421-0197


2018-04-08: All email show answering diverse health topics from afib to cholesterol and microbiome

Is there a link between my constipation and heart rhythm problems? Very interesting exposition of the epigenetics of food and effects of diet; Probiotic imprinting before birth and much more about the complexities of the microbiome; Numb toes is a symptom of small fiber peripheral neuropathy -- the role of toxic metals; A vegan asks about cholesterol and vitamin B12; Atrial fibrillation in a very athletic 70 yr old man -- physiology explained and device security discussed; Analyzing...


2018-02-25: Promising medical research such as male contraception and Alzheimer's prevention

Finally - A male contraceptive gel; How to verify if ingredients in supplements are accurate; Eating lots of greens such as spinach is shown to help prevent Alzheimers disease; Ketogenic diet can help lose weight reverse diabetes; The causes, symptoms and diagnosis of spinal stenosis; A discussion of Barrett’s Esophagus; What to do about vertigo and ringing in my ears? Getting off of blood thinners used for atrial fibrulation


2018-01-28: Wide-ranging discussions of cancer, diet and the flu from KZSC show on 1-17-18

Fast food diet increases inflammation and activates the immune system; Surfers have a higher amount of drug-resistant bacteria in their gut compared to swimmers; Melanoma is a dangerous cancer that is hard for the immune system to detect; Definition of obesity via the BMI calculation; A question about alkaline issues and cancer, and fighting inflammation; Perthes disease is a rare bone disease that disables the hip joint; How to measure carotid artery plaque and diets to reduce it; What...


2018-01-07: Medical research news and answers to emails from Alzheimer's to Lyme disease to vaccines

Methylphenidate, Ritalin, may help with apathy and depression in early-stage Alzheimer's disease; Research supports that lowering inflammation helps treat Alzheimer's disease; A guide to researching medical information, such as effects of a supplement or herb on detoxification; Why do I feel faint during long overnight plane flights? Algal oil oil is a good alternative to fish oil for vegans; Advice to individualize the approach to childhood vaccines; Cyber security issues with pacemakers...


2017-12-30: Health news and advice from email and callers on KSCO show on 12-02-17

Placebo-controlled study shows no long-term benefit from cardiac stents; Long-term use of bisphosphonates for osteoporosis actually increase fracture rates; Lions mane mushroom for menopausal hot flashes won’t register on illegal drug test; Getting off proton pump inhibitors used for a hiatal hernia; The healing and life-prolonging properties of dogs; A probiotic species, Lactobacillus murinus, helps lower blood pressure; More discussion about proton pump inhibitors -- plus chronic fatigue...


2017-12-03: Variety of health advice from email and callers on KSCO show on 11-04-17

Tattoo pigments degrade into particles that are detected in lymph nodes; Understanding stem cells role in psoriasis may lead to new treatments; Safe recommendations for hemorrhoids and advice for hydration; What is ashwagandha used for? The importance of sleep; Tryptophan and a probiotic that helps the immune system fight irritable bowel syndrome; What are the benefits of apple cider vinegar? Caller’s suggestion for using apple cider vinegar; The health benefits of walnuts for diabetes,...


2017-11-12: Microbiome and probiotics highlight the live show on KSCO from 10-02-2017

The opiate addiction crisis lets insurance companies restrict valid prescriptions for chronic pain; More warnings about cardiac side effects from chronic use of proton pump inhibitors; Probiotics for diarrhea and many other purposes -- consumers need to push for probiotics in hospitals; Can I get enough probiotics from food? Short review of Dr. Dale Bredesen’s work on Alzheimer’s disease; Iridology claims that patterns in the iris tells things about your health; The role of the microbiome...


2017-10-29: Analysis of new but expensive drugs, plus a variety of health news and advice

The Clostridium difficile problem in hospitals is a side effect of antibiotic use; Who should get the new very expensive Hepatitis C drug? A new expensive heart disease drug; Curcumin is more bioavailable from turmeric powder if taken with 10% black pepper; Migraine headaches are explained and how to help prevent them; Another new very successful but expensive treatment for childhood leukemia; An electronic glove that translates American Sign Language into text; High definition ultrasound...


2017-10-07: Live KSCO show from 8/5/17: Discussions of Alzheimers, toxic metals and much more

New methods to make jellyfish palatable will help future food shortages; Moderate drinking linked to good cognitive health in old age; A diabetes drug is found to help with Parkinson’s disease; Sunscreen made from DNA works better the longer it is used; Black widow spider bite might have long-term nerve damage -- general advice for neuropathy; New perspectives on Alzheimer's disease by Dr Dale Bredesen; Many possible causes of chronic fatigue syndrome or, more acurately, chronic...


2017-09-04: Answers to many emails on a variety of topics with a theme of the microbiome, probiotics

Discussion of new single-payer healthcare bill being considered in California; Melatonin helps reduce frequency and duration of chronic migraines compared to other drugs; Steroid therapy for poison oak, pain etc. has substantial risk of sepsis, embolisms and fractures; Using fecal globin test to avoid overuse and side effects of colonoscopy; Cherries and avoiding sweet sodas are a good ideas if you have gout; Review of gut-brain connection -- using probiotics to help with depression; Use...


2017-08-13: From the microbiome to anti-oxidants and cancer, health news and advice are discussed

The genetics of cognitive empathy; Supplements like resveratrol, curcumin and green tea are good nutritional approaches to fighting cancer; More support for connections between the gut microbiome, probiotics and the brain; Epigenetics explains how adverse childhood experiences greatly increase the risk of depression and many other diseases; The problem of pharmaceutical sponsorship of Continuing Medical Education for doctors; The promise of stem cell therapies also have tumor risks; The...


2017-07-23: Diverse topics from Zika to cancer, kidneys, depression and various digestive problems

New information about the Zika virus; prostate cancer screening; Diet and cancer; Anxiety medication and non-drug solutions; Norovirus; Irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive issues; Hydration in elders with kidney problems


2017-07-02: Health law discussion and answers to caller and email questions on a variety of topics

Dr. Dawn reviews the Republican Congress healthcare bill, the American Health Care Act; Why many women don’t experience orgasms; Nutritional advice to help hormone imbalances causing acne from Polycystic ovary syndrome; Decreased libido after a hysterectomy can be helped with testosterone supplementation; The use of low dose Naltrexone for autoimmune diseases; Dr. Dawn is skeptical about radio frequency skin tightening -- alternatives; Removing toxins from your environment and Chinese...


2017-06-17: Exciting research shows promise of reversing Alzheimer's dementia

Research by Dr. Dale Bredesen details amyloid protein physiology and tests a mostly-nutritional plan for reversing the dementia of Alzheimer's disease; Turmeric and stretching to help plantar fasciitis; Inadequate stomach acid is often the cause of GERD, bloating and gas symptoms


2017-05-21: Medical new and answers to caller questions from dieting to atrial fibrulation

Details about how the Zika virus affects the brain; Review of the gene editing system, CRISPR-Cas9; Health effects of marathon gaming include death; The complex question: What is the optimal and sustainable diet? The good and bad sides of fasting voluntarily or in the hospital; All about blood pressure measurement, regulation and dealing with problems; The problem of atherosclerosis in an 11 year old girl; The difficulty of removing a plantar wart; Evolving views of schizophrenia; Health...


2017-04-30: A wide variety of medical news and emails with your health questions are answered

Eye transplants in tadpoles cure blindness; Growing heart tissue from stem cells needs a scaffold such as spinach leaves; Improving memory with magnetic stimulation of the brain; Solving degradation from cosmic rays during space travel may help life extension; New technique to help getting off methamphetamine addiction; Jump in cigarette tax in California will help Medical services and Medi-Cal funding; A review of the the importance of probiotic bacteria and their food, prebiotics; Pros...


2017-04-19: Answers to health questions from kyphoplasty to sleep deprivation and depression

A conversation about PTSD, sleep deprivation and cannabinoids; Accidental pesticide ingestion results in liver and digestive problems; Sleep deprivation such as from jet lag improves depression symptoms; All about hammer toe and what to do about it; Root canals problems, crowns and other dental issues; The problem of arsenic in water and rice and risks for diabetes; Dr. Dawn likes the latest techniques for balloon kyphoplasty; A cream of honey and glycerine helps rosacea -- check for food...


2017-03-19: Answers to your questions on air and emails plus important health-related news

A study explains life review flashbacks during near-death experiences; Telomeres are lengthened after long times in space -- good for longevity; Dr. Dawn criticizes legal assignment of patent for CRISPR gene editing technology; About root canals, crowns and other advice for oral hygiene; Alternative medical treatments for cancer and problems of good science for medical procedures; Diabetes can lead to major kidney damage, requiring dialysis or transplants; The Dr. Amen Clinic clinic is...


2017-03-05: Questions about proton pump inhibitor problems, neuropathy, uterine fibroids and more

More help for the common problem of clogged sinuses; Big data from Denmark: PPIs increase risk of strokes and Rosacea increases gastrointestinal disorders; Using ketamine infusion to treat peripheral neuropathy; Reasons for and against removing uterine fibroids; Can I take Prilosec and thyroid meds at the same time? Causes of an enlarged spleen; Uses for colloidal silver as an anti-bacterial; Is there any link between antihistamines and Alzheimers disease?


2017-01-18: Male vs. female doctors, Zika vs. CRISPR, fiber vs. pain, ketamine vs neuropathy etc.

Zika virus found in Texas -- How CRISPR gene editing might help; The problem of postoperative delirium in elders; Mortality rates and hospital readmission rates are lower if your doctor is a woman! Caller comments about the bedside manner of male vs. female doctors; Fiber helps lower pain and progression of knee osteoarthritis; Ketamine cream is helpful for peripheral neuropathy; Ketamine cream is helpful for peripheral neuropathy; Possible causes of back pain after a gall bladder removal...


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