Episodes

Is the Aluminum in Antiperspirants Harmful?
April 09, 2024
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Is the Aluminum in Antiperspirants Harmful?

In the 1990s, a chain email circulated around the series-of-tubes we called the internet, suggesting that aluminum-containing antiperspirants clogged your sweat pores, thus disallowing your body to “purge itself of toxins”, and those "toxins" would accumulate in your axillary lymph nodes, and increa...

Are Microplastics Slowly Killing Us?
April 02, 2024
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Are Microplastics Slowly Killing Us?

What does the term "microplastics" mean to you? Why is seemingly everyone talking about them lately? A new study published on March 6th in the New England Journal of Medicine titled, “Microplastics and Nanoplastics in Atheromas and Cardiovascular Events" has been circulating around the internet, and...

Is Vaping Better Than Smoking?
March 26, 2024
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Is Vaping Better Than Smoking?

Vaping. E-cigarettes. Heat sticks. They're super popular (especially among young people)- an estimated 22 MILLION e-cigarettes are sold in the US every MONTH. As we have (thankfully) seen traditional combustible tobacco cigarette smoking decline over the past couple decades, the flip side is an astr...

Do Collagen Supplements Help?
March 19, 2024
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Do Collagen Supplements Help?

Another foray into the wide world of SUPPLEMENTS, friends! Let's talk COLLAGEN this time. What IS collagen? Well, in short, it's, uh... us. Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It accounts for about 30% of your body’s total protein. It is the primary building block of your body’s conn...

Why Are Youth Pitchers Getting Tommy John Surgery?: Spring Training Special (with Nikhil Verma, MD)
March 12, 2024
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Why Are Youth Pitchers Getting Tommy John Surgery?: Spring Training Special (with Nikhil Verma, MD)

Baseball is back! Spring training cactus (and grapefruit!) leagues are in full swing, and the sports community is all abuzz with prognostications for the upcoming season. Pop quiz, dear listener! Shohei Ohtani. Bryce Harper. Kerry Wood. Jose Canseco. Chris Sale. What do they have in common? They're ...

How Do I Survive "Spring Forward?"
March 05, 2024
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How Do I Survive "Spring Forward?"

Daylight saving time. When it happens twice a year, do you find yourself forgetting which one is the “bad one”? We know “spring forward, fall back”, and the “spring forward” part sounds deceptively perky and positive, but really it’s the BAD ONE! Meaning, we lose an hour by shifting the clock forwar...

Pulse Check: February 2024 - Alabama's IVF Ruling, Measles in FL, Kim K and Tanning Beds, Lactation Consultant Oversight, Wearables and Glucose, and Lack of Black Cardiologists
February 27, 2024
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Pulse Check: February 2024 - Alabama's IVF Ruling, Measles in FL, Kim K and Tanning Beds, Lactation Consultant Oversight, Wearables and Glucose, and Lack of Black Cardiologists

Belly up to the buffet, friends! This week, Your Doctor Friends serve a smattering of hot health headlines. Jeremy and Julie curated these stories for YOU, and they are also available via our monthly newsletter, the PULSE CHECK! This week's topics include: The Alabama Supreme Court IVF ruling. Jerem...

Are My Affairs in Order? End-of-Life Decisions (with Matthew Tyler, MD)
February 20, 2024
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Are My Affairs in Order? End-of-Life Decisions (with Matthew Tyler, MD)

What does it mean to “have your affairs in order”? Usually, this concept comes up after someone has died or diagnosed with a serious illness. “Did they/do they have their affairs in order?” What "affairs" are they referring to? Financial allocations? Healthcare power of attorney? Living will? The “l...

Are Supergreens Powders Really Super? (with Christine Blank, MS, RD)
February 13, 2024
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Are Supergreens Powders Really Super? (with Christine Blank, MS, RD)

GREEN DRINKS! Let's dive in to the murky green waters of the "supergreens" beverages currently sweeping the market! Are they as "super" as they claim? Do our bodies need to supplement all of these substances in the "proprietary blends", presented on the back of the packaging, in barely-pronounceable...