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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

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

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@askdrdawn

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English

Contact:

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


Episodes

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

10/29/2017
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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

10/8/2017
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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

9/4/2017
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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

8/13/2017
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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

7/23/2017
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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

7/2/2017
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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

6/17/2017
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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

5/21/2017
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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

4/30/2017
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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

4/19/2017
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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

3/19/2017
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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

3/5/2017
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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.

1/18/2017
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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

1/3/2017
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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

12/18/2016
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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

12/11/2016
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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

11/26/2016
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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

11/13/2016
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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

10/30/2016
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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

10/6/2016
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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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