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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, cardiovascular disease and much more; The importance of a diverse microbiome for every aspect of health; Vancomycin antibiotic and a probiotic yeast to treat the difficult bacterium C. difficile; Spots on legs may be a drug reaction after a urinary tract infection; Diet advice for prostate cancer; Treating a stye with warm compress instead of colloidal silver; Quick advice to support fracture healing because of osteopenia
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 is probably not a good alternative to colonoscopy; A case of peripheral neuropathy should also investigate spinal stenosis and foot orthotics; Advice for heart disease diagnosis that includes high aortic calcium; Your kitchen sponge is full of bacteria! Change it weekly; Tips for purifying water
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 syndrome; Caller claims immune system benefits from low-dose naltrexone; Bar soap is better than liquid soap if you have dermatitis -- probiotics for helping acne; Ozone therapy is promising but needs good scientific testing
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 sensitivities; The problem of television advertisements for brand-name drugs; Treatments for actinic keratosis from sun exposure on bald heads
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?
2019-05-19: Replay of 2017 KUSP shows on Dr. Bredesen, Alzheimers disease, microbiome and cancer
Research by Dr. Dale Bredesen details amyloid protein physiology and tests a mostly-nutritional plan for reversing the dementia of Alzheimers disease; Wide-ranging discussion of the microbiome, epigenetics, Alzheimers disease and cancer
KSQD Radio 7-10-2019: Survey about circadian rhythym research and a variety of news and email topics
All about circadian rhythm physiology, the effect of light on sleep and much more! The annoying and dangerous practice of prior authorization by insurance companies for important prescriptions and medical procedures; Does blocking estrogen to prevent bone lose make sense? Probenecid is an older drug that is good for gout; Eliminating HIV from cells is difficult, but promising, using CRISPR gene editing; The tricky balance of hormones for satiation and the brain; Exercise enhances memorization tasks; Intestinal cells are replaced ten times faster than skin cells; Preeclampsia risk is reduced by a high fiber diet
KSQD Radio 7-3-2019: Strange diseases and health news, lying with statistics, coping with heat
Lying with statistics -- the problems with drug research; Unnecessary tongue surgery in children is on the rise; A common bacteria, Actinomyces neuii,can get out of hand and require antibiotics; Heat wave in Europe -- the physiology of coping with heat; A bitter chemical in hops fights diabetes, but beer is not good because of carbohydrate load; Ambien and Transcranial Magnetic Therapy can wake up people in a vegetative state; Dealing with collagenous colitis
KSQD Radio 6-19-2019: Bacteria in placenta, ketogenic diet, smelling cancer, endometriosis etc.
The bacterial microbiome in the placenta; More evidence that cheating on Ketogenic Diet with sugar is harmful to blood vessels; Identifying boundaries of cancer excision by the odors in the smoke from the cautery; Bacteria digest L-dopa and hinders treatment of Parkinsons disease; Yogurt helps prevent cancer; Anemia and low acid production after gastric bypass surgery; The cause and treatment of endometriosis; The poor state of treatments for schizophrenia; Psoriasis causing major oral and gut problems indicates microbiome dysbiosis; Try acupuncture for extreme pain in shin after a long walk
2016-10-15: Live KSCO show about Vitamin D, Zika, melatonin and answers to emails and callers
The history of Vitamin D and its importance to prevent many diseases and cancer; Probiotics and other advice for diarrhea in the elderly; Alternatives to colonoscopy -- Does a colonoscopy affect my microbiome? Zika virus update and comparison to other viruses; Proper use of melatonin to help you sleep; The problem of adjuvant side effects when getting multiple vaccines at the same time
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 by EMF sensitivity; Cannabidiol treats inflammation from autoimmune diseases like psoriasis, but there are legal gotchas! Spinal disk injury is suspect, but mold toxins are a more likely cause of this caller's restless leg symptoms; The dangers of a non-cancerous tumor side effects of stem cell therapy for a stroke; New treatment to suppress secondary autoimmune disease caused by drugs used to treat autoimmune disease!
KSQD Radio 8-7-2019: Negotiating medical bills, chronic Lyme disease, SIBO, microbiome and more
Negotiating medical service rates with insurance companies; New research explains chronic lyme disease after the infection has cleared; A serious case of SIBO -- natural supplements can help; Drug-resistant fungi in the gut is difficult, leading to lymphocytic colitis in this case; How weight training changes the brain in a mouse study; Antibiotics for 5 to 7 days is adequate to treat pneumonia; Rebuilding the microbiome after antibiotics for dental work; Candida auris and mosquito-borne viruses increase because of global warming; Strange sounds at the American Embassy in Cuba had brain effects as measured by MRI
KSQD Radio 11-03-2019: Zantac recall, asthma, microbiome, mistletoe cancer treatment and more
Zantac contamination with a nitrosamine causes a recall; Comments on emergency preparedness -- California fires wreak havoc again; All about asthma: Physiology and a variety treatment and preventative strategies; Direct Primary Care explained and diabetes control with drugs and supplements; Mistletoe injection is an interesting treatment for melanoma; A complex microbiome develops in a fetus by transfer from the mother; Otzi the iceman reveals his microbiome! More about bacterial biofilm and antibiotic resistance; Artificial intelligence algorithm predicts cardiac problems from a single heartbeat in an electrocardiogram
KSQD Radio 8-25-2019: Good news treatments for Ebola and post-heart attack and a Chlamydia vaccine
Exciting new treatments for Ebola are being studied; More about sex selection by separating sperm; Chlamydia vaccine is good news for an infection on the rise; How bad bacteria like Listeria can hide in a biofilm of non-harmful bacteria; The popular question: How does a diabetic lower cholesterol without taking a statin? The problems with hormone mimics in soy products and multiple reasons why palm oil is bad; The twin studies with Mark and Scott Kelly and mice! A new treatment to aid heart attack recovery; An interesting conversation sparked by Dr Dawn comments on shady medical research articles
KSQD Radio 9-18-2019: Discussions of the microbiome, Alzheimer's disease, cancer and Vitamin K
Probiotics to use with antibiotics; Neurocognitive effects on children with lots of antibiotics during infancy; Association with asthma and obesity; Bad health side effects of antibiotics; Does removing a tumor cause the cancer to spread? New Alzheimer's drug reduces amyloid plaque but has side effects; CBD helps with pancreatic cancer; How to reduce allergies in children; The various roles of vitamin K in affecting calcium absorption
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 medicine treatments for lung effects; Help with adjusting to high altitude living; Review of various thyroid hormone supplements
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 in diabetes and obesity; A caller continues discussion of ketogenic diet and Alzheimer’s disease
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 and cons of the adrenaline analogue Sudafed; Treating bipolar disorder with low dose lithium and micronutrients; Various sources of Omega 3 fatty acids and why it is better than the Omega 6 variety; Methylfolate and methyl-vitamin B12 may be tolerated; The diabetes drug Metformin lowers blood glucose and also slows cancer cell growth; Comparing side effects of 3 new anticoagulation drugs for atrial fibrulation; Socioeconomic status affects mortality more than alcohol, hypertension, diabetes etc.; Playing the didgeridoo is a good treatment for sleep apnea; Acupuncture and anti-inflammatory diets are helpful for macular degeneration; Crisco is suggested as a moisturizing cream for facial itching; A compounding pharmacy might help lower costs by repackaging an expensive chemotherapy drug; Countering the inflammatory effects of food
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 operation; Caller recommends Lyrica for peripheral neuropathy; Avoiding swallowing air; Benefits of moderate amounts of alcohol; Risks of appendicitis increase after a barium enema; More about the benefits of fiber for the gut microbiome
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 and other electronic medical devices; Using mouth wash more than twice a day raises risk of diabetes; An old and safe drug, Sulfasalazine, may help suppress breast cancer cells; Chewing gum rapid test for inflammation caused by a dental implant; Lyme bacteria survive in organs after month-long antibiotic treatment and negative blood tests
2018-07-18: Discussions of EMF health risks from cell phones and WiFi. KSCO Show from 6-2-18
Avoiding deep venous thrombosis, colds and other advice when traveling in planes; FDA approves a new continuous glucose monitor; Conservative changes in the Health and Human Services department policies; Discussion of EMF health issues such as cell phones and WiFi on airplanes; Another caller discusses WiFi health issue; More about new HHS policy and discussion of CA euthanasia law; Laparoscopic surgery and the rise in diabetes in children; Radiofrequency surgery for spinal nerve pain may be temporary; The importance of trace minerals for health; More discussion on EMF risks, especially for children
2018-08-05: Promise for hair restore drug and a test for Autism top health news. KSCO show 7-7-18
New wound dressing uses Vitamin D; Treating a urinary tract infection in someone with MRSA; New treatment for phenylketonuria; Treatments for scabies such as neem oil; The drug WAY-316606 failed for osteoporisis, but it stimulates hair growth; Titanium dioxide in sunscreen; Antihistiamines will probably help a case of itchy skin; More about doses and the beneficial effects of Vitamin D; More about the new drug for hair growth and how new drugs are developed; Why taking biotin should also be taken with other B complex vitamins; A new blood test for Autism based on abnormal levels of biochemical metabolites; Exploring combinations of agents to address the important problem of antibiotic resistance
2018-10-07: A lesson on tumor development and cancer treatment, plus email and caller questions
Details of the various stages of tumor development and various approaches to treatment of cancer; Dealing with antibiotics for C. difficile infection after diverticulitis; A form of niacin helps many diseases and has anti-aging properties; A conversation about heavy metal toxicity and the best ways of measuring and treating heavy metals; Muscle cramps are a common side effect of statin drugs -- take CoQ10; Over-prescribing a heavy immunosuppressive drug for a minor condition; Weight gain and sleep problems after antibiotics disrupted the microbiome; Women are much more susceptible to brain injuries from heading in soccer; Ginger is very good to counter fatigue and nauseating effects of chemotherapy
2019-03-11: Dr. Dawn's first show on KSQD Santa Cruz, 90.7 FM: The usual variety of health advice
The problem of using bike sharing services without a helmet; The annoying Prior Authorization burden for primary care doctors; Walking prevents hypertension; Testing and advice for toxins from fungi; Dr. Bredesen’s treatment for Alzheimer’s disease; The effect of the microbiome of the vagina for HPV and thus cervical cancer; Should I monitor my strontium use using lab tests? Pumped breast milk microbiota differs from milk fed directly
2019-04-07: Allergies, diabetes, vaccination and antioxidants are the keywords this week
KSQD Radio 3-13-19: Dr Dawn reveals her journey into acupuncture; The many uses of CBD oil; Problems of quality supplement companies being bought by big corporations; Supplements such as Strontium for osteopenea; Cardiac and blood pressure effects of diabetes; Someone with severe pain symptoms needs scans to diagnose disc disease; Intermittent fasting may work as well as prednisone for chronic inflammatory disorders; The benefits of Iodine from food and supplements; Dr Dawn comments on the anti-vaccination news on Facebook; The benefits of antioxidants for anti-aging need to be proven
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Sep 18th, 2016
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Dec 1st, 2019
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