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Sunday House Call, #624, July 30, 2017: Slime it, patch it, heal it!

Sunday House Call, #624,  July 30, 2017 Topics today include: How slug slime may help patch up wounds and trauma to organs. Your calls: And untreated breast abscess in a man Intracranial hypertension Numbness in the left arm and hand as well as the left leg Recovering from cellulitis Blood pressure medication effect causing foot swelling […]

Sunday House Call, #623, July 23, 2017: Chili burns your taste buds but not your fat

Sunday House Call, #623,  July , 2017: Chili burns your taste buds but not your fat Topics today include: Deconstruction of an ad for Chili Burn (TM) in the National Post misrepresents science with its claims of burning your fat to induce weight loss. Your calls about: A man with Marfan syndrome and a vertebral artery […]

Sunday House Call, #622, July 16, 2017: Playing with fire and the children get burned

Sunday House Call, #622,  July 16, 2017 Topics today include:Measles is now endemic in Europe. The full scoop on what measles does to children in ALL its detail. Your calls about penicillin rashes, safe vitamin D dosing, memory loss concerns, the importance of remaining on psychotropic medication to prevent a relapse of psychosis, and the […]

Sunday House Call, #621, July 9, 2017: Europe wakes up and tackles low vaccination rates

Sunday House Call, #621,  July 9, 2017: Europe wakes up and tackles low vaccination rates Topics today include: How France and Italy have instituted laws mandating vaccination for all children (but allows for medical exemptions). The Guardian’s take on this.   Your calls about what constitutes a rapid heart rate, steroid injections of the knee […]

Sunday House Call, #620, July 2, 2017: The finger jab may not be required

Sunday House Call, #620,  July 2, 2017 Topics today include:Self-monitoring of glucose and non-insulin-dependent diabetics is not linked to improve control. Your calls about psoriasis, swelling around an ankle that was previously fractured, using prednisone and topical Voltaren Emul gel, arthritis in the hands, and whether a 24-year-old man should stay on his medications for […]

Sunday House Call, #619, June 25, 2017: Cryosauna + celebrity endorsement + shameless promotion + pseudoscience = a Believer

Sunday House Call, #619, June 25, 2017: Cryosauna + celebrity endorsement + shameless promotion + pseudoscience = a Believer Topics today include:  This CBC article is dissected to demonstrate the multitude of logical fallacies, the shameless promotion of pseudoscience by the purveyors of this junk science,  and the lack of understanding of physiology when they to […]

Sunday House Call, #618, June 18, 2017: Coconut oil, butter, olive oil, or beef lard. What would be your choice?

Sunday House Call, #618,  June 18, 2017 Topics today include: The American Heart Association released a statement on saturated fats and the oils we choose to use. Coconut oil is singled out as the worst choice based on saturated fat content. Your calls about treating foot neuropathy, wrist pain, lost of taste and smell after […]

Sunday House Call, #617, June 11, 2017: The long-game strategy of junk food ads targeting children

Sunday House Call, #617,  June 11, 2017 Topics today include: How junk food ads constitute fake news and teach young children to normalize their consumption throughout life. Health Canada to organize consultations about changing the ad rules to kids. Your calls about weaning off lorazepam (Ativan), the difference between asthma and COPD, recovering from hip […]

Sunday House Call, #615, May 28, 2017: Counting on calories that aren’t properly counted

Sunday House Call, #615,  May 28, 2017: Counting on calories that aren’t properly counted Topics today include: The reliance on wearable fitness trackers can lead to misinformation and affect lifestyle decisions. All devices tested were grossly inaccurate calculating caloric expenditure for a given exercise or activity. A primer on why less is more with respect to […]

Sunday House Call, #614, May 21, 2017: Your TV disease of the week

Sunday House Call, #614,  May 21, 2017 Topics today include: Direct to consumer advertising by pharmaceutical companies rife with bias and disease-mongering. Steroid injection of osteoarthritic knees no better than placebo. Your calls about cortisone injections, d-dimer tests for blood clots, sore knees, mould exposure, and lifespan of hip replacements.  

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