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

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


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...

Duration: 00:43:33

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...

Duration: 00:48:35

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...

Duration: 00:48:07

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...

Duration: 01:14:08

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

Duration: 01:14:43

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...

Duration: 00:48:52

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

Duration: 00:51:55

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...

Duration: 01:13:07

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...

Duration: 00:51:37

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...

Duration: 00:57:04

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...

Duration: 00:53:01

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?

Duration: 00:46:33

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...

Duration: 00:43:00

2017-01-03: KSCO show with email, health news and live calls from vaccines to joint replacement

Changes to Obamacare and discussion about current problems with health insurance; What is the physiology and purpose of the blood-brain barrier? Why cold viruses affect more during cold temperatures; Comments on changes to health insurance plans -- expansion of Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) plans; Discussion about the California law for forced vaccinations; More discussion: from vaccines to suggestions for political discourse; Treating prostate cancer with periodic bursts of high...

Duration: 00:51:49

2016-12-18: A thorough discussion of marijuana from benefits and physiology to recent legalization

Possible causes of hearing loss on one side only; Ear wax stories and warnings about searching symptoms on the Internet; Chinese medicine tip to get good grades on exams! Multiple callers contribute to a thorough discussion of marijuana from benefits and physiology to the wave of legalization

Duration: 00:44:05

2016-12-11: KSCO show with emails, interesting live questions and medical and health news

What the new administration can do to change Obamacare; Using a light box in the morning to improve libido in males; Cautions with high intensity exercise practices; The bad effects of maltodextrin on bacteria in your colon leading to SIBO or Crohn's disease; Treating Crohn's disease with marijuana; How to lower your hemoglobin A1c level; False positive results for Cologuard vs. a colonoscopy; Natural sources of omega 3 fatty acids and other ways to raise good cholesterol; More news about...

Duration: 00:45:44

2016-11-26: KSCO show with email and live calls about flu vaccine, HRT, prostate cancer and more

Flu season -- morning vaccines are more effective; Acupuncture might help reduce chronic nausea and motion sickness; Camera in a pill will probably replace endoscopy! Why bioidentical hormones are much better than synthetic hormones for replacement therapy; Pros and cons of Lupron, a sex hormone suppressor, to treat prostate cancer; Timing of lighting, exercise and other advice for addressing insomnia; An elder with spinal stenosis has a sensation of extreme heat when lying down

Duration: 00:45:08

2016-11-13: Replay of the interview with Dr. Phyllis Zee about sleep disorders

Diseases such as diabetes and heart disease are associated with the length and timing of sleep; The importance of light or dark at the right time, melatonin, physical activity, and what and when you eat; How the right amount of melatonin entrains the circadian rhythm but high doses have negative side effects; The role of light intensity in the day compared to phones and computers at night that disrupt normal sleep patterns; Strategies for shift workers who are at higher risk for...

Duration: 00:28:34

2016-10-30: Answers to older emails and comments on drug pricing policies and Prop 61 in California

The history of H. pylori and its role in ulcers, inflammation, leaky gut and other problems; The difference between IgE-based food allergies and IgG-based food sensitivities and how to treat; Dietary recommendations for someone with a precancerous condition to avoid multiple myeloma; Addressing piriformis syndrome -- imbalances in the muscles of your buttocks; Dr. Dawn debunks Electro-acupuncture according to Voll; The science of anti-aging skin rejuvenation beauty products; Advice to...

Duration: 00:53:41

2016-10-06: Dr. Dawn, John Sandidge and many callers discuss health issues and medical news on KZSC

Protecting your health when the air quality is bad because of fires -- resulting inflammation is explained; Discussion of the health effects of EMF radiation such as effects on mitochondria; Dealing with sinus problems common with surfers; You should wait to get the shingles vaccine if you currently have shingles rash; Conventional vs Functional Medicine approaches to psoriatic arthritis, joint pain associated with psoriasis; Supporting your mitochondria health to counter symptoms caused...

Duration: 01:13:28

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