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Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

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Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.

Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.

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Huntington, WV

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Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.

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@Sawbones

Language:

English


Episodes

The U.S. Surgeon General

2/16/2021
A new presidential administration means a new U.S. Surgeon General, so this week on Sawbones, we're examining exactly what that means. Are they a general? Why do they get to tell us what to do? And why do they care so much about sailor health?

Duration:00:48:15

Mewing

2/9/2021
Would you believe that without spending a single cent, with just a slight movement of your tongue you could breathe better, sleep better and perhaps even ... become your most beautiful self? You probably wouldn't believe that, because you listen to Sawbones. You probably would believe that the simple, possible effective technique called "Mewing" has been co-opted by incel culture though, right? Yeah, that sounds like Earth.

Duration:00:46:41

The Great Smog

2/2/2021
As with almost every cultural touchstone, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are extremely late to The Crown party. But the Netflix historical drama has provided not only immovable hairdos and withering glares, it also serves as the inspiration of our latest episode, in which a freak weather pattern (and an overuse of fossil fuels) nearly suffocated a city.

Duration:00:40:05

How to Talk About Vaccine Hesitancy

1/26/2021
The COVID-19 vaccine has finally arrived and there are, dishearteningly, too many that are on the fence about getting it. This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin provide a guide for talking with those who are vaccine hesitant and how using a kind, empathetic approach can help them see the light (and the antibodies).

Duration:00:49:11

Dropsy

1/19/2021
It's a true shame that the medical condition with perhaps the most adorable name, dropsy, doesn't really exists. Well, it exists but ... you know what, this is too complicated. Let's just do a podcast episode about it.

Duration:00:40:22

COVID-19: The Final Mile

1/5/2021
OK, so the COVID-19 vaccine is here, basically, kind of, but how do you get it? How does your Nonnee get it? How will anybody get it? The answers are ... well, they're a lot less clear than we'd like. This week on Sawbones, we'll equip you with the best information we have in the hopes of reaching herd immunity (and Nonnee immunity) just as quickly as possible. Buy The Sawbones Book paperback! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:45:05

COVID Vaccine Questions and Answers

12/18/2020
Vaccines are here! Vaccines are here! But wait ... aren't they ... rushed? Did you hear they might be ... tainted? Do they give you ... cheetah powers? Even if you believe in vaccines, it's normal to have some questions about them. So this week we'll be providing you with all the answers we have to your pressing queries. Pre-order The Sawbones Book paperback! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:49:16

Don't Steal Your Dog's Worm Medicine to Treat COVID-19

12/11/2020
Ivermectin is a fantastic, incredible miraculous drug that has recently been touted by some as a potent treatment for COVID-19, despite not having the research yet to back up the claims. This week, we'll help you avoid stealing your dog's worm medication in the hopes of fending off coronavirus. Pre-order The Sawbones Book paperback! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:43:30

Sawbones: Clinical Trials

12/4/2020
Dr. Sydnee and Justin have turned themselves into lab rats as they join a COVID-19 vaccine trial. But how did humanity discover the practices and policies that guide these sorts of human experiments? Listen and find out! Our primary source for this week's episode is this excellent article by Dr. Arun Bhatt. Pre-order The Sawbones Book paperback! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:49:43

Even More Weird Medical Questions

11/27/2020
Is it possible for your medical questions to be ... too weird? That's a question you may be asking yourself on this latest Q&A episode of Sawbones, which explores the contents of poop and a secret button above your buttcrack that makes you pee. PRE-ORDER THE SAWBONES BOOK PAPERBACK! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:49:45

Hypodermic Needles

11/13/2020
With news that a COVID-19 vaccine may be on the horizon and flu shot season in full swing, we take things back to basics with a history of the hypodermic needle and syringe. Also, a strangely large amount of car talk for you gear heads. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:47:44

Angel's Glow

11/8/2020
On a chilly, rainy Civil War battlefield in Tennessee, soldiers started noticing something strange: Some of their wounds had begun ... glowing. Stranger still: Those with the glow tended to fare better than their illuminated counterparts. The assumption? Angels were bringing them back from the brink. An incredible story. This week on Sawbones? You guessed it, Dr. Sydnee and her old buddy Science are gonna ruin the whole thing. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:34:55

A Health Care Voter's Guide

10/30/2020
If, by some set of unexplainable circumstances, you are still an undecided voter in the U.S. we've prepared something special for you in anticipation of next week's presidential election on Nov. 3. If you're not undecided, you'll at least have a better understanding of how important this election is. We'll be reviewing the major tenets of the healthcare plans of both Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Who will have the better plan? You'll have to listen to find out. (It's not Trump.)

Duration:00:47:26

Herd Immunity

10/23/2020
There's been a lot of discussion about herd immunity in the face of COVID-19, but did you know that anyone who talks about achieving herd immunity without a vaccine (something humanity has never pulled off ever) is a big stinky liar goofball? We'll explore that truth and so much more on this week's episode of Sawbones.

Duration:00:44:22

Sawbones: Osteopathic Medicine

10/16/2020
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.s) have been thrust into the spotlight recently when one was tasked with caring for the world's most famous COVID-19 patient. Some even went so far as to dismiss the president's D.O. for those two letters following his name. But is that fair? This week on Sawbones: Do D.O.s do what M.D.s do? Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:53:54

Our 2020 Flu Shot Extravaganza

10/2/2020
Gather the family around, it's time for our annual celebration of the flu shot! We got you the PERFECT gift: A bunch of answers to your flu shot quandries, especially in the age of COVID-19. C'mon, the party's starting! More Information: The Immunization Action Coalition Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:55:50

How Horseshoe Crabs (Probably) Saved Your Life

9/25/2020
Horses? Majestic. Frogs? Maybe royalty. But have you taken a moment to reflect on the humble, half-billion-year old horseshoe crab that almost certainly saved your life with its incredible blood? If not, THIS is that moment. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:39:53

Forced Sterilization

9/18/2020
Many were shocked to learn of allegations of forced sterilizations at an ICE facility. In this episode, we explore the long American history of this practice and the heartbreaking truth that this latest incident is just the latest in a long string of clinical genocide by those in power.

Death Certificates

9/11/2020
You may have recently heard a statistic that just six percent of COVID-19 deaths are attributed to COVID alone. This statistic was based on death certificates. This week on Sawbones, we explain, through the history of this odd document, why that's a really terrible idea. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:48:09

Nostalgia

9/4/2020
Lately, have you found yourself pining for a simpler time? An easier time? Maybe just, like, ANY time other than your current one? You may be experiencing nostalgia. This week on Sawbones, we'll track its evolution from a clinical diagnosis to a possible healing tool. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:45:57