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Sunday House Call, #560, January 31, 2016: Focus on Zika but ignore Dengue at your peril; classic availability heuristic

Sunday House Call, #560, January 31, 2016: Focus on Zika but ignore Dengue at your peril; classic availability heuristic Today’s op-ed: Dr. Barry Dworkin discusses the degree of concern over the Zika virus compared to dengue fever. Degeneration of the spine, fibromyalgia treatment, and the misconceptions about how certain diseases are spread.

Sunday House Call, #559, January 3, 2016: We may get burnt to a CRISPR

Sunday House Call, #559,  January 3, 2016: We may get burnt to a CRISPR   Topics today include: The implication of the “Breakthrough of the Year” technique CRISPR-Cas9. Your calls about depression and treatment alternative, scleroderma risk, what is sucralose?, basal cell carcinomas, laryngospasm, and tailbone pain. PLus a end of year news quiz!  

Sunday House Call, #558, December 27, 2015 ; Cannabis before the horse

  Sunday House Call, #558,  December 27, 2015 ; Cannabis before the horse Topics today include: How research is showing the cannabis is not the ‘cure for all that ails you” herb but does emphasize the importance of understanding dosing and outcomes. Pot Chemical May Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures Glaucoma Patients: False Notions of Pot […]

Sunday House Call, #557, December 20, 2015: Ooo! A piece of candy!

Sunday House Call, #557,  December 20, 2015: Ooo! A piece of candy!   Topics today include: Children’s on-line-candy games influence junk food behaviours, thyroid cancer treatments, a 93 year-old develops shingles, nail psoriasis, recovering from a total knee replacement, and osteoarthritis management.  

Sunday House Call, #556, December 13, 2015: The Quackist’s Hypocrisy

Sunday House Call, #556,  December 13, 2015: The Quackist’s Hypocrisy   Topics today include: An excellent article in Forbes about the The Toxic ‘Chemical Hypocrisy’ Of Food Babe, Joseph Mercola And Mark Hyman   Your calls about cholesterol and blood pressure management, treating varicose veins, cervical disk bulge causing nerve compression, and the initial workup of […]

Sunday House Call, #555, December 6, 2015: E-cigs vs real cigs: Let’s be clear about the risks of each

  Sunday House Call, #555,  December 6, 2015   Topics today include: The harm-reduction benefits and risks of e-cigarettes needs to be weighed against the harms of continued smoking.  Pneumonia shot choices, ear plugs for sensitive hearing, nutritional content of processed foods, diabetic neuropathy, bathroom toilet bacterial contamination, and the connection between the cortex and […]

Sunday House Call, #554, November 29, 2015

Sunday House Call, #554,  November 29, 2015   Topics today include: Psoas abscess, patients on ventilators, polymyalgia rheumatica, shingles vaccine and public cannabis vaping in Ontario undergoing review.  

Sunday House Call, #553, November 22, 2015: MDA Jerusalem Goes Above and Beyond

Sunday House Call, #553,  November 22, 2015: MDA Jerusalem Goes Above and Beyond Topics today include:Ulnar nerve compression and surgery to correct it, causes of bitter taste in one’s mouth, sore stomach after cardiac stent placement, back spasm, and mental health awareness.

Wednesday House Call November 4, 2015

Wednesday House Call   November 4, 2015 Dr Barry Dworkin joins Rob Snow to discuss the latest health stories of the week. Today: 1) Another big hockey injury. Connor McDavid was injured in the Edmonton Oilers’ game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night and will be out “long-term” according to coach Todd McLellan. The […]

Sunday House Call, #552, October 25, 2015: Chemistry for fun and frolic!

Sunday House Call, #552, October 25, 2015: Chemistry for fun and frolic! When you think about chemistry or hear the word “chemical” as reported by the media or in casual conversation, what is your initial impression? Do you think it is all about toxins and health harms or something else entirely? Well, in the science-is-more-fascinating-than-fiction […]

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