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Ask Doctor Dawn

English, Health / Medicine, 1 season, 111 episodes, 4 days, 22 minutes
An hour of medical questions, answers, debate, dialogue, discussion, andamp; health in the news.
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Dr. Dawn covers several topics related to environmental chemicals and endocrine disruptors, with a focus on their health impacts and ways to mitigate exposure.

Broadcast from KSQD, Santa Cruz on 7-18-2024 Surgeon General's report on gun violence: Gun deaths in the US are at a three-decade high Guns are now the leading cause of death among children and teenagers aged 1-19 Dr. Dawn calls for bipartisan action on gun control New male contraceptive: A topical gel combining Nestorone and testosterone Works by suppressing sperm production while maintaining male characteristics Persistent organic pollutants and endocrine disruptors: Trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) found in drinking water and rainwater Sources include breakdown products of refrigerants, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals Linked to cancer, infertility, and developmental issues Prenatal exposure to endocrine disruptors: Associated with higher risk of metabolic syndrome in children Chemicals affect obesity, blood pressure, and insulin resistance Petrochemical industry and plastic production: Alternative energy production is increasing production of single-use plastics by petrochemical giants as a revenue source Contributes to widespread exposure to endocrine disruptors Health effects of endocrine disruptors: Interfere with many different hormone receptors, hormone synthesis and hormone bio-elimination Impacts are greatest on fetal development, neurodevelopment, and cancer risk Disproportionate effects on marginalized communities Advice to mitigate exposure and detoxify: Use reverse osmosis water filtration Choose organic foods and reduce meat consumption Avoid plastic food containers and utensils Read labels on personal care products Leave shoes outside and use natural cleaning products Increase fruit and vegetable intake Use air filters in homes near busy roads Detoxification methods: Sweating through exercise, saunas, or Epsom salt baths Dietary changes and supplements (e.g., milk thistle, alpha-lipoic acid, green tea) Avoiding constipation to help eliminate toxins Other topics: Effects of magnesium on sleep Microplastics from synthetic fabrics
7/20/202453 minutes, 19 seconds
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A fundamental piece of Alzheimer's research is retracted. Dr. Dawn discusses a localmeasles alert. The perils and pitfalls of thee Watchman, a new implantable medical device. Also: non-caloric sweeteners and heart health, and GMO baby formula

Broadcast from KSQD, Santa Cruz on 7-11-2024 Dr. Dawn answers a caller's question about vitamin D supplementation, explaining its importance for bone health, mood regulation, and immune function. She discusses the physiological processes involving vitamin D and recommends getting blood levels checked. A second caller asks about the safety of Stevia as a sweetener. Dr. Dawn explains the importance of examining original sources for health claims and discusses the challenges of determining causality in nutrition studies. She compares various artificial sweeteners and suggests moderation in their use. Dr. Dawn provides a health alert about a measles exposure in Santa Cruz, describing symptoms to watch for and emphasizing the importance of vaccination. She shares personal anecdotes about the dangers of measles. An email from a listener about atrial fibrillation is addressed. Dr. Dawn discusses the risks associated with atrial fibrillation, blood thinners, and the Watchman device. She emphasizes the importance of stress reduction and suggests alternatives to invasive procedures. Dr. Dawn comments on a recent retraction of a key Alzheimer's study, discussing the implications for Alzheimer's research and treatment development. A new development in baby formula is discussed, involving genetically modified plants producing human milk oligosaccharides for improved infant nutrition. Dr. Dawn responds to an email about lipoprotein A and cardiovascular risk, discussing risk factors, the importance of inflammation reduction and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation. The show concludes with a mention of, a nutrition information website recommended by a listener. Throughout the show, Dr. Dawn emphasizes the importance of critical thinking about medical information, considering economic drivers in healthcare, and focusing on lifestyle factors for overall health.
7/13/202454 minutes, 49 seconds
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Dr. Dawn discusses water safety, gender differences in space travel, and interviews Dr. Gabor Mate about addiction, ADD, childhood development, chronic illness, and the mind-body connection, emphasizing early life experiences and parental influence.

Broadcast from KSQD on 7-04-2024: Natural bodies of water illustrates the importance of bright neon colors for visibility. Plus: additional advice on keeping children safe around water. Research on gender differences in space travel effects reveals women are more resilient. A study finding greater gene activity disruption in male vs female astronauts has implications for future space missions. An interview with Dr. Gabor Mate covers a broad range of topics: Discussion of addiction reframing it as a brain state Factors contributing to addiction proneness include: Early life experiences and attachment relationships Brain development and environmental influences Neurotransmitters and addiction susceptibility Critical periods for healthy attachment and brain development Parallels between addiction and attention deficit disorder (ADD) Origins and misconceptions about ADD Impact of parental stress on child development Transgenerational patterns in addiction and ADD Dr. Mate's personal experiences with ADD Treatment approaches for ADD Parenting strategies and misconceptions Impact of modern technology on attention spans Dr. Mate's book "When the Body Says No" Mind-body connection in chronic illnesses Stress and disease development Personality traits associated with chronic illness Importance of addressing psychological factors in treatment The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and its role in health Discussion of narcolepsy and emotional arousal The seven A's of healing approach Importance of introspection and self-awareness for health Dr. Mate's book "Hold On To Your Kids" Impact of peer influence on child development Importance of parental attachment and influence About Gabor Mate, MD: Worked as a family physician for two decades Served as Medical Coordinator of the Palliative Care Unit at Vancouver Hospital Spent eight years working in Vancouver's Downtown East side with patients challenged by addiction and mental illness Bestselling author of multiple books on addiction, stress, and child development Known for his expertise in trauma, addiction, stress, and childhood development Advocates for a compassionate approach to addiction and mental health Developed the Compassionate Inquiry psycho-therapeutic method
7/6/202454 minutes, 57 seconds
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Interview with Dr. Michael Amster about his AWE method of mindfulness meditation

Broadcast from KSQD, Santa Cruz on 6-27-2024. Dr. Dawn interviews Dr. Michael Amster, a physician and researcher specializing in pain management and mindfulness practices. Dr. Amster introduces the AWE method, a technique for "micro-dosing" mindfulness developed during his own experience with burnout. The AWE method involves finding moments of awe in everyday experiences through three steps: Attention, Wait, and Exhale/Expand. Research on the AWE method during the COVID-19 pandemic showed significant reductions in depression, anxiety, and loneliness among participants. Dr. Amster explains the physiological benefits of experiencing awe, including lowered inflammation in the body. The emotion of awe is discussed as a way to connect people to something greater than themselves, leading to increased generosity, compassion, and open-mindedness. Dr. Amster shares personal stories of how the AWE practice has impacted people's lives, including applications in chronic pain management and cancer treatment support. The interview concludes with a passage from Dr. Amster's book "The Power of Awe" and a guided AWE practice for listeners.
6/30/202454 minutes, 43 seconds
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From pharmacy hunts to prenatal power consumption, this week's medical medley serves up a smorgasbord of scientific surprises and healthcare head-scratchers.

Broadcast from KSQD, Santa Cruz on 6-20-2024 Health tip: Dr. Dawn advises you to shop around for medications, especially cheap generics, as pharmacies may claim unavailability due to corporate contracts and profit margins. Healthcare industry consolidation: Discussion of how large venture capital firms are acquiring healthcare businesses, leading to potential price increases and reduced competition. Parkinson's disease and GLP-1 drugs: A study showing potential benefits of GLP-1 receptor agonists like Ozempic in early Parkinson's disease. Bird flu update: Current status of bird flu spread in the US, transmission risks, and safety precautions. Spinal cord stimulation: New non-invasive technique showing promise for improving function in people with long-term spinal cord injuries. Peanut allergies: Recent research reversing previous recommendations, suggesting early exposure to peanuts may reduce allergy risk. Longevity study: Analysis of blood biomarkers in centenarians, highlighting factors like uric acid levels and blood sugar. Cholesterol-eating gut bacteria: Research on bacteria that break down cholesterol in the gut, potentially lowering heart disease risk. Alcohol and air travel: Study showing combined effects of alcohol consumption and low air pressure on cardiovascular health during flights. Energy requirements of pregnancy: Surprising findings on the high caloric needs during pregnancy, mostly for the mother's body rather than the fetus. HPV vaccine success: Significant reduction in cervical cancer rates due to the vaccine, with a call for increased vaccination rates, especially among boys, to prevent head and neck cancer.
6/23/202453 minutes, 41 seconds
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Answers to emails and a live caller about Alzheimer’s Disease, knee osteoarthritis, childhood vaccines and more

Broadcast from KSQD Santa Cruz on 6-13-2024 Alzheimer’s Disease and APOE4 Gene Listener asks about the APOE4 gene and its association with Alzheimer's disease in the light of a recent sensationalistic Nature publication. The impact of amyloid beta and TAU proteins on Alzheimer's pathology. Differences in Alzheimer's risk among different ethnic groups with APOE4 with emphasis on the importance of cholesterol levels as a risk multiplier. Advice for a listener’s husband dealing with chronic back pain and sciatica Dr. Dawn presents a basic checklist for evaluating back pain symptoms and determining the need for urgent medical intervention. Potential causes are discussed such as spinal nerve compression from various sources. In this case, Dr. Dawn made a specific suggestion of McKenzie exercises and emphasized the importance of seeing a sports medicine doctor or physiatrist for a comprehensive evaluation. Dr. Dawn responds to a caller about managing knee osteoarthritis The role of glucosamine, chondroitin, and topical diclofenac in treatment. Discussion on non-pharmaceutical approaches like heat application and massage. Potential interventions like steroid injections, hyaluronic acid, platelet rich plasma and their benefits and risks. Dr. Dawn answers a question about dietary oxalates and their impact on kidney stones She emphasizes the importance of the oxalate content in foods and its limited role in kidney stone formation. She emphasizes the importance of hydration and maintaining a healthy microbiome. For specific dietary guidelines on oxalate in foods she suggests using A concerned parent asks about aluminum and other vaccine adjuvants like formaldehyde for their infant's 2 month well child visit She expresses conflicting fears of being mischaracterized as a vaccine denier by merely expressing concern about vaccination for her infant. Dr. Dawn provides a breakdown of the necessity, immediate urgency and risks of each recommended vaccine (Hepatitis B, DTaP, Polio, Hib, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus) and suggests a social contextualization strategy to perhaps delay Polio, rotavirus and Hep B in this family's social context while emphasizing the importance of certain vaccinations to prevent serious illnesses. Dr. Dawn cites intriguing ambiguities in the literature that support the counterintuitive idea that smaller doses of aluminum may have a greater accumulation in tissues of brain and reproductive tissues than larger doses, and promises to research this further in a future program.
6/15/202451 minutes, 34 seconds
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Interview with Rita Hewitt on the evolution of the opioid crisis, and current efforts in harm reduction and overdose prevention

Broadcast on KSQD Santa Cruz on 7-05-2024: Guest introduction and Background Introduction of Rita Hewitt, regional director for Central Coast overdose prevention, and her professional background. Overview of Rita’s notable achievements and roles in various healthcare and harm reduction initiatives. Rita’s journey from a licensed pharmacy technician to her current role in overdose prevention. Impact of the prescription opioid epidemic on her career choices and motivation to address addiction and overdose issues. Stories from Rita’s early career, including encounters with prescription opioid misuse and its consequences. Challenges in Opioid Prescription and Addiction Discussion on the challenges faced by healthcare providers in managing pain and the consequences of opioid prescriptions. Examples of misuse and the impact of addiction on individuals and the community. Historical Context of Opioid Epidemic Examination of the history of opioid use and misuse, from pharmaceutical origins to current trends. The role of pharmaceutical companies and legislation in shaping the opioid crisis. Pendulum Swing in Opioid Prescribing Practices Analysis of the shifting attitudes towards opioid prescribing over the decades. The impact of educational mandates and legislation on prescribing practices and patient care. Current Strategies for Harm Reduction Overview of harm reduction initiatives and resources available in the community. Discussion on the effectiveness of buprenorphine and other medications in treating opioid addiction. Emerging Drug Threats Introduction of new substances like Xylazine and their impact on the community. Challenges in addressing these new threats and the limitations of existing overdose reversal medications. Testing and Safety Measures Importance of fentanyl test strips and other tools in preventing overdoses. Availability and distribution of test strips and Narcan within the community. Legislation and Policy Initiatives Recent laws and mandates aimed at improving opioid prescription practices and overdose prevention. Discussion on potential future initiatives to enhance harm reduction and public safety. Pendulum Swing in Opioid Prescribing Practices Continued discussion on the history of opioid prescribing and the shifts in attitudes over the decades. Impact of legislation and educational mandates on opioid prescribing practices and patient care. Challenges and Personal Experiences in Addiction Rita shares personal experiences and anecdotes about friends and community members affected by opioid addiction. Dr. Dawn shares a story about a patient with a severe infection due to opioid misuse and the challenges in managing their pain and treatment. Current Strategies for Harm Reduction Overview of harm reduction strategies and resources available in the community. Discussion on the effectiveness and benefits of buprenorphine and other medications in treating opioid addiction. Emerging Drug Threats Introduction of new substances like Xylazine and their impact on the community. Challenges in addressing these new threats and the limitations of existing overdose reversal medications like Narcan. Statistics and Trends in Overdose Fatalities Examination of the current statistics and trends in overdose fatalities in the local community and nationally. Discussion on the increase in fentanyl-related fatalities and the ongoing challenges in addressing the crisis. Testing and Safety Measures Importance of fentanyl test strips and other tools in preventing overdoses. Availability and distribution of test strips and Narcan within the community. Legislation and Policy Initiatives Recent laws and mandates aimed at improving opioid prescription practices and overdose prevention. Discussion on potential future initiatives to enhance harm reduction and public safety. Community Initiatives and Collaboration Overview of local initiatives and collaborations aimed at addressing the opioid crisis and improving public health outcomes. Importance of community engagement and support in harm reduction efforts. Future Directions and Goals Rita’s vision and goals for future harm reduction initiatives and policies. Discussion on the potential impact of upcoming legislation and community efforts on the opioid crisis.
6/9/202456 minutes, 15 seconds
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The immune system, the brain and mental health, plus autoimmune disease research and treatments are thoroughly explored

KSQD 05-30-2024: Topics discussed include: Cognitive errors in medicine dismissing unusual presentations as psychological A case of Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis causing psychiatric symptoms Failures of genetic research to identify causes Need for integrating neurology and psychiatry; Importance of testing for antibodies and using MRI scans Detailed explanation of immune tolerance, peripheral tolerance, and the phenomenon of molecular mimicry in diseases like multiple sclerosis and celiac disease Importance of addressing root causes rather than just symptoms Historical context and current advancements in treating autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes, lupus, and multiple sclerosis using reprogrammed immune cells and iron oxide nanoparticles Explanation of how the liver filters blood and helps establish immune tolerance by processing cellular debris and antigens Advances in engineering regulatory T cells to target specific disease sites and calm inflammatory responses Exploration of new diagnostic tools and the potential of AI in understanding complex psychiatric conditions
6/2/202452 minutes, 21 seconds
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Answers to caller questions highlight this week's show, plus the intrepid Tardigrade is revealed

KSQD 05-16-2024: The super power of the resilient Tardigrade is their fabulous DNA repair ability. How do I tolerate another knee surgery after getting intestinal adhesions because of previous surgery? Can I avoid an operation to fix a displaced cataract lens? A patient with Parkinson’s disease and knee problems is warned against speculative and expensive alternative treatment. A man with major swallowing problems needs an endoscopy ASAP -- Dr. Dawn bashes corporation control over conventional medicine. A borderline diabetic asks for diet advice. Cancer prevention policies are up against Insurance payment denial policies. The reasons why colorectal cancer is on the rise in 20 to 50 yr-olds -- colonoscopies are now recommended for younger adults.
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Insurance obstacles to care, sugar vs. substitutes, measles vaccines, diet and exercise strategies, and cutting-edge breakthroughs in cancer treatment

KSQD 5-01-2024: This week's show explores how healthcare systems can inflict "moral injury" on dedicated doctors. We examine instances where factors like insurance company prior authorizations prevent optimal patient care and discuss related research. Dr. Dawn explores sweetness perception, reviewing a new study on how our bodies detect both natural sugars and substitutes like xylitol and stevia. We learn how substitutes can provide sweetness without insulin spikes and subsequent appetite increases. We discuss the critical importance of measles vaccination, the challenges of maintaining live virus vaccine potency, and a promising new vaccine technology undergoing trials. A new study investigates the potential benefits of combining time-restricted eating with high-intensity exercise. Although all participants lost weight, the combined approach led to gains in lean body mass. Finally, we survey several exciting advances in cancer research. Dr. Dawn explores improvements in cancer cell targeting, the statistics of liquid biopsies for cancer detection, and a groundbreaking drug that halts aggressive breast cancer growth. We also investigate a new mRNA-based treatment that stimulates cancer cell death specifically within the tumor environment.
5/5/202451 minutes, 22 seconds
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This week's show covers serious health topics: medication side effects, stroke prevention, blood pressure concerns, rising colon cancer rates in the young, and the dangers of vaping

KSQD 4-24-2024: In this week's show, we tackle several important health topics. Dr. Dawn starts by investigating "the prescribing cascade," where side effects from an initial medication necessitate additional prescriptions. This is often seen with treatments for high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation. We then explore strokes of undetermined origin. Interestingly, Dr. Dawn notes that for preventing recurrent strokes, the classic, low-cost aspirin can be just as effective as newer, more expensive alternatives. Another topic is delayed orthostatic hypotension, a condition where blood pressure drops upon standing. Dr. Dawn provides details on a simple test for diagnosis. We address a worrying trend: increasingly aggressive colon cancers are occurring in younger populations. Dr. Dawn discusses both established and novel screening tests, like the new DNA-based successor to Cologuard, emphasizing the importance of early detection. Finally, we offer a sobering reality check about vaping. Studies show a growing number of young people who begin with vaping are transitioning to traditional smoking, underscoring that vaping carries its own significant risks.
4/26/202431 minutes, 15 seconds
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Big food's bad advice, mini-livers, infection advice, neuropeptides for depression, a listener book recommendation, and your health questions answered

KSQD 4-17-2024: This week's show explores the line between helpful health advice and harmful food-related misinformation, particularly the anti-diet trend being promoted by certain influencers. We delve into a fascinating medical breakthrough involving the creation of "mini livers" to support patients awaiting transplants. Listeners offered valuable insights and recommendations this week: one recommended a thought-provoking book on cancer detection, while another shared a potential remedy for long COVID symptoms. We also address a serious health concern for an elderly listener diagnosed with a Mycobacterium infection, discussing the diagnosis and treatment options. Additionally, we investigate the potential of neuropeptides for addressing treatment-resistant depression and cover several short but impactful health news updates: a concerning rise in bacterial meningitis, the science behind teens' unique scent, and a baffling case of a man claiming to have received over 200 COVID vaccinations.
4/21/202456 minutes, 4 seconds
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Animal Surprises: Pig Donor Organs, Surprising evidence of animal intelligence, and How Potassium Lowers Blood Pressure

KSQD 4-10-2024: This episode explores the cutting-edge of medical science and the wonders of the animal kingdom. We'll discuss a remarkable first – the successful transplant of a genetically modified pig kidney into a human. Could this breakthrough pave the way for the future of organ donation? On a different note, did you know cows are being engineered to produce human insulin, potentially revolutionizing diabetes treatment? We'll also uncover surprising animal intelligence; Parrots playing computer games and bees trained to solve puzzles reveal just how smart some of our animal friends can be. In a fascinating twist, we investigate the genetics behind obesity in Labrador Retrievers and learn how dogs might be able to detect PTSD flashbacks. We examine a groundbreaking discovery of tiny RNA molecules within bacteria. These have the potential to unlock entirely new gene sequences within the microbial world. We'll also explore the link between potassium and blood pressure, discussing how simple dietary changes could lead to major health benefits. For those interested in nutrition, we'll address optimal protein intake and strategies for a balanced vegan diet. Also, a warning about the current overuse of gabapentin and pregabalin for pain is creating a 50% increase in hospitalizations for COPD.
4/13/202449 minutes, 59 seconds
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Unraveling Health Mysteries: From the Microbiome to Mental Wellness to a rare disease from listener email

KSQD 4-04-2024: This episode delves into a range of health topics, beginning with a unique case where a bone marrow transplant offered new hope for treating schizophrenia. We discuss the complexities of diseases such as sickle cell anemia and their unexpected interactions with other conditions. Our conversation extends to the gut microbiome, highlighting research on its link to various disorders and how diets, particularly the Mediterranean diet, support a healthy microbiome. We address the significance of a new treatment for postpartum depression and caution against premature excitement over health trends. Listener questions add a personal touch, sharing stories of dietary changes and weight loss, alongside inquiries about homemade kombucha. The episode also revisits a discussion on a rare disease diagnosis, adding depth to our ongoing exploration of health and wellness.
4/4/202454 minutes, 46 seconds
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Comprehensive sleep recommendations, advances in animal cloning, Mifepristone and the Supreme Court and more…

KSQD 3-27-2024: Colloidal silver for sinusitis was recommended, but does it work for molds? Advice to improve sleep besides taking drug sleeping aids; Sleep and mood can affect the effectiveness of vaccinations; SIBO and erythromycin are discussed; The US Supreme Court hears the case about the mifepristone abortion pill; Urinary tract infections (UTI) are very common in women. Hormones such as DHEA are beneficial for reducing infections, dryness and increasing libido; Question about mushroom products and help with memory; Animal cloning studies revealed the different influences of female vs. male genes in the metabolism of the placenta
3/29/202452 minutes, 31 seconds
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Strange case studies of Alzheimer’s disease, plastics in food plus emails about thigh pain, Chilblains symptoms and inadequate Medicare payments

KSQD 3-20-2024: Getting COVID affects the ability to heal from chilblains swelling; Why many doctors are not accepting new Medicare patients; Thigh pain after getting up in the morning should lead one to an Osteopathic doctor; What is the nutritional value of radishes? Are there any health problems with aluminum from soda cans? Plastic lining is the real problem! Silver and copper are good antibacterial agents; Plastic chemicals in food are pervasive, such as Phthalates, a hormone mimic, in most processed foods; Natural replacement recipe for Electrolyte powders to ingest after exercise; Multiple case studies support a link between Alzheimer’s disease and human growth hormone
3/23/202452 minutes, 20 seconds
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Safety Day: eBike safety issues discussed with Santa Cruz experts Theresia Rogerson and Tawn Kennedy

KSQD 3-06-2024: Through work with the the Community Traffic Safety Coalition, Theresia and Tawn focus on traffic safety issues, including the rise of ebikes in santa Cruz, CA; Problems arise when riders don’t understand the effect of heavier weight and momentum of ebikes; Cable disk brakes require regular maintenance; the importance of helmets; Do we need training and lecenses for ebides, especially for children? Resources in Santa Cruz are presented; Do ebikes have sound to warn people, especially the blind? The problems of non-docked transport vehicles including scooters; New bike and pedestrian bridges across the freeway in Santa Cruz are explained
3/19/202452 minutes, 13 seconds
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Interview with Roshun Rahimi, a newly-minted Medical Doctor on her way to a family practice residency

KSQD 3-13-2024: Roshun's challenging background as a daughter of immigrants from Afghanistan; Experience translating for her mother with doctors launched her interested in medicine; Figuring out how one learns best is important for success in medical school; Understanding personality types for oneself and colleagues helps for good relationships and what medical subspecialty is most appropriate; The challenges to Family Practice doctors in the United States; Advice for those in middle and high school who might be interested in a career in health care -- the importance of good mentors and other healthy relationships
3/14/202455 minutes, 31 seconds
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Featured topics are a new drug for endometriosis and discussion of molds and mold toxins

A new drug for endometriosis pain is long overdue -- endometrial microbiome is discussed; Active release therapy for the psoas tendon; Side effects of long time use of Finasteride for prostate hypertrophy; Keeping off the weight you lose from semaglutide drugs requires exercise and diet; The complex issue of mycotoxins in the environment and your body; Questions about the FRAX score for osteoporosis; How to treat SIBO
3/13/202451 minutes, 59 seconds
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Drug prices, telehealth, antioxidants for pancreatitis and much more

The problems with drug prices and Pharmacy Benefit Managers; Cancer and telehealth -- COVID changed everything for doctors getting paid for telehealth; Supplemental enzymes and antioxidants can help control pancreatitis; Evidence that an increase in type 1 diabetes cases was caused by the COVID virus, but not the vaccine and not type 2 diabetes; The doctor who does the ablation procedure for AFIB doesn’t want to consider alternatives? The new drug Evenity (Romosozumab) for high fracture-risk Osteoporosis in women; The role of microbes in the chemistry of tea
2/24/202449 minutes, 8 seconds
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Infectious disease is central: local reports, all about syphilis and parasitic gut infections

Review of monthly infectious disease report by the Santa Cruz County Health Dept.; Syphilis cases are on the rise -- its history is detailed; Is ablation operation for atrial fibrillation a good idea in an 85 yr-old man? Will constipation affect my stool test for parasites?
2/23/202454 minutes, 41 seconds
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Diverse topics include human composting, review of brain-computer interfaces and using psychedelics for PTSD

KSQD 2-07-2024: The epidemic of PTSD in the military results in using psychedelics for treatment; An examination of Neuralink and Blackrock Neurotech brain-computer research progress; The off-label use of Mupirocin for Lichen Sclerosus of the vulva; Training an AI to learn language like a human child ;Post-death human composting is approved in California; Sexually transmitted infections are increasing in the elderly; RvT4 molecule to reduce inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis and reduce plaque in atherosclerosis
2/14/202452 minutes, 56 seconds
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Replay of an interview with Dr. Mark Hyman in 2009, demonstrating the influence of Functional Medicine in modern medicine

KUSP 4-25-2009 and KSQD 1-31-2023: Problems of the mind such as depression, memory loss, insomnia, etc are mostly caused by metabolic problems; The problems with Proton Pump Inhibitors; he "myth of diagnosis" is Dr. Hyman's way of framing the fallacies in the drug-centered approach of conventional medicine; The seven core concepts of Functional Medicine; The importance of healthy mitochondria and energy metabolism to the brain and overall health; The problem of gluten; Why molds are a big problem for allergies and toxins that have many bad effects on the brain; Hyman encourages research on the effects of cell phone EM radiation; The importance of Omega 3 fatty acids and other lipids in brain cell structure and its role in autism, ADD, schizophrenia, etc; A thorough definition of Functional Medicine
2/13/202449 minutes, 7 seconds
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All about Long COVID as related to mitochondrial function, Neutrophils and autoimmune disease, and Retinal Dystrophy

KSQD 01-24-2024: Introduction to mitochondria and related diseases that associate with Long COVID; Practical advice if you have post-COVID syndrome; Mitochondria research related to post-COVID symptoms and nutritional supplements that help; more about chronic fatigue, myalgic encephalitis and long COVID; Does a caller have long COVID? What to check to confirm; The function of neutrophils in autoimmune disease and the benefits of ginger to dampen overreaction of the immune system; A case of retinal dystrophy
1/27/202455 minutes, 18 seconds
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Compounded weight loss drugs, cloned monkeys for research, retinal organoids and other diverse topics

KSQD 1-17-2024: Compounding the Semaglutide weight-loss drugs reduces its cost If you have had COVID, you can now return to work after 24 hrs if you are fever-free; Exposure to the smell of tears from women appears to reduce aggression in men! Psialic helps stop the spread of flu; The problems of using cloned rhesus monkeys for drug development research; Does Ibuprofen help getting to sleep? Urinary incontinence was fixed by good physical therapy; Retinal organoids explain how humans see so many colors; Declines in blood levels of lead are associated with long term cardiovascular health improvements; The various sources of toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
1/19/202453 minutes, 25 seconds
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Psychedelic drug research, reproducibility in medical research and a new Family Practice residency are featured this week

KSQD 1-10-2024: All about the new Family Practice Residency program in Santa Cruz and the lack of primary care doctors locally and nationally; The rise in research in medical applications of psychedelic drugs, such as MDMA for PTSD; The lack of reproducibility in medical research; Conflicting meta analysis reports of Vitamin D research; Modern marijuana is more addictive because of higher THC levels
1/12/202457 minutes, 27 seconds
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A variety of topics from CRISPR and Sickle Cell cure to roaming Hippos in Colombia

KSQD 1-03-2024: Cold is good for healthy aging; 10th anniversary of CRISPR -- the new sickle cell cure is discussed; Alleviating effects of chemo and radiation therapy for colon cancer; World’s largest invasive organism: Hippos in Colombia! Delaying clamping the umbilical cord by 2 minutes helps survival during premature delivery; Biological engineering issues in space; Reservations concerning a new type of RNA vaccine for COVID; Health hazard from micronized metals from satellites burning up in atmosphere
1/6/202449 minutes, 26 seconds
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Enlarged prostate, long COVID, neonatal brain development and other deep-dive topics

KSQD 12-27-2023: The energy needed to make lab-grown meat is a big problem; Review of enlarged prostate biology and treatments; Benefits of mushrooms include help in remembering dreams? Advice to prevent or reduce long COVID; The promise of using organoids and cellular bots for health purposes; Neonatal brain development
12/29/202355 minutes, 53 seconds
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The immune system and postpartum depression and a variety of neuroscience news

KSQD 12-20-2023: Cold weather increases the tendency to have atrial fibrillation; Help interpreting an abdominal ultrasound; Should my wife and I get the RSV vaccine? Brain implant device greatly improves mental skills in traumatic brain injury patients; Singing to your baby helps develop language development; Recalling memories as therapy for PTSD and other brain problems; Medical alert for hair products that or toxic only when heated; Deep dive into the immune system’s involvement in postpartum depression; Stimulation in the vagus nerve to help stroke recovery and Parkinson’s disease; Baby talk by parents to their infants is universal; Take breaks and walk if you have to sit long hours each day
12/22/202353 minutes, 1 second
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Interview with a doctor from India who is applying for a Family Practice residency in Santa Cruz

kSQD 12-13-2023: Interview with Dr. Jytan Sahni: the adventures of a doctor from India who is applying to the Dominican Hospital Family Practice residency program; Could COVID or the vaccine affect my menstrual cycle long term? Turmeric may cause some liver injury; Various forms of dermatitis and other skin rash conditions; Interesting wound-healing technique for a diabetic patient who burned his heel with a heat lamp
12/16/202352 minutes, 13 seconds
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The importance of MTHFR gene and folate, Vitamin D during pregnancy is good, formula for toddlers, really?

KSQD 12-06-2023: Advice for reducing gum disease; Guidelines for using statins in elderly women; Vigorous exercise can increase the risk of viral infections; 5 MTHFR can help treat depression if you have the appropriate gene variants; low folate levels can cause problems; Adequate vitamin D during pregnancy will improve the child’s neurological development; Dietary flavonoids help detoxify bad effects of smoking, including second-hand smoke; Low doses of oral naloxone can treat constipation caused by opiates; Do nootropics like adderall really improve cognitive skills? Toddler formulas are a silly idea; What prescription drugs affect my memory?
12/8/202349 minutes, 13 seconds
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Medicare Advantage problems, more AI applications in medicine and an interesting arrhythmia case

KSQD 11-29-2023: The problems with Medicare Advantage plans; An AI program to evaluate CT scans of stroke victims helps focus quicker treatment -- other AI applications are reviewed; Can I crush my calcium carbonate to increase its absorption? What are the side effects of taking a statin and what can I do about them? An interesting case of heart arrhythmias and possibly POTS after an ear infection; Advice to stave off osteoarthritis
12/5/202355 minutes, 32 seconds
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Top Topics: Supplements for Shingix side effects, endometriosis research and the promise of AI to assist in medical care

KSQD 11-22-2023: Supplements and other advice to combat the side effects of the Shingrix vaccine for shingles; Surge in monkeypox during the summer; The many applications of AI in medicine, from drug interaction help to reading mammograms; Are calcium supplements for osteoporosis affecting my Hashimoto’s thyroiditis treatment? Using computational science to improve maternal mortalities during childbirth; New research shows how cadmium, an estrogen mimic, contributes to endometriosis; Fusobacterium levels in the uterus are probably another contributing factor for endometriosis; Kombucha drinks lower blood sugar levels, which is good for diabetes; Irregular sleep patterns affects your microbiome; Irregular sleep patterns affects your microbiome and hence health
11/21/202352 minutes, 58 seconds
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Pancreatic Cancer awareness month. A deep dive into causes, risks and diagnosis of this difficult cancer

KSQD 11-08-2023: Go to Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit group ( for Pancreatic Cancer information and awareness event in Santa Cruz on Nov. 19; The physiology of the pancreas; Prognosis for pancreatic cancer is poor; Genetic mutations, smoking, obesity and diabetes are major risk factors; The difficulties of early or any diagnosis of pancreatic cancer; Jaundice is an indicator, but only one out of 5 have the cancer; Lab tests are not very predictive, but circulating tumor DNA holds hope for detection; Can shingles vaccination help prevent dementia?More about genetic influences such as Brca1, Brca2 and KRAS genes; Can shingles vaccination help prevent dementia?
11/10/202353 minutes, 8 seconds
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Creepy topics show with bed bugs, the medical industrial complex and chronic pain

KSQD 11-01-2023: Bed Bug hysteria -- another consequence of global warming; The problems with mergers and monopolies in health care pharmacies, insurance companies, benefit manegers etc.; The importance of sleep for weight control and health in general; The details of interpreting HDL and LDL levels for cardiac disease risks; FODMAP diet advice; Are LED lights really worse than incandescent bulbs? Chronic pain is way more common than you may think; different types of pain are discussed
11/3/202354 minutes, 54 seconds
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Answers to caller and email questions, from ocular melanoma to restless leg syndrome

KSQD 10-25-2023: Various therapies for ocular and other eye melanomas; When is chiropractic care appropriate or not? Boric acid suppositories while pregnant; The best forms for calcium, iron and magnesium supplements; Reports of cadmium contamination in dark chocolate; Mupirocin is a drug to treat lichen sclerosus; Restless leg syndrome interferes with sleep -- check ferritin levels; Creamy texture is contributes to our avidity for fat; Oral versions of Semaglutide drugs are in the works; Denmark study found no cardiac effects from using Viagra; Health care for family members who are caring for a sick child
10/29/202350 minutes, 49 seconds
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The primary care doctor crisis, Dermatitis, Sex hormone issues in menopause and the brain are discussed

KSQD 10-18-2023: The primary care doctor crisis in the U.S.; More advances in robotic arms; Black cohosh is an alternative to hormone therapy for breast cancer -- anatomy of hot flashes; The Altman rule is a proxy for glycemic load in preventing diabetes; The difference between allergic,contact and other dermatitis conditions; The promise of using stem cells to regenerate tooth enamel; New evidence for recalling death experiences after recovery
10/24/202350 minutes, 32 seconds
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Sequencing the Y chromosome, smart bird brains, testing with your gut, new COVID vaccines and more

KSQD 10-11-2023: Testing for VO2 max; New COVID Vaccine availability is poor; The mysteries of the Y chromosome; The differences in bird brains that allow them to be just as smart as many mammals; Nerves involved in taste both in the tongue and the intestines; Is a rash after COVID vaccine associate with an autoimmune reaction? Schizophrenia raises cholesterol
10/15/202342 minutes, 32 seconds
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History of pregnancy tests, climate change issues, Nobel prize for mRNA vaccines and much more

KSQD 10-04-2O23: Fats to aid in absorption of vitamin K2; Nobel prize for biology goes to fundamental research for of mRNA vaccines; A pregnancy test originated in ancient Egypt! Pregnancy tests and hormones are explained; Medical consequences of climate change and other ecological issues; Electromyogram procedure for numb hands; Ayurveda medical philosophy is discussed; Comparison of diets to reduce dementia
10/6/202354 minutes, 25 seconds
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Hepatitis B, microbiome and bone health and alternative protein are featured this week

KSQD 9-27-2023: Why Hepatitis B vaccine is given to newborns; Dogs are a good model to study osteosarcoma treatments; A healthy microbiome is important for bone health, also more bone health advice; The best types of exercise to reduce blood pressure; Alternative protein sources; Supply shortages from drugs to baby formula
9/29/202355 minutes, 1 second
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We’re back! Wide variety of health news and recent medical research

KSQD 9-13-1023: COVD and RSV are ON THE RISE -- vaccines are available; Is quantum entanglement evident in our brain? Pain and nausea symptoms lasting too long for food poisoning; Placenta stem cells used to fix damaged heart cells in mice; Genetically-modified bacteria used to treat cancer; Details about sleep wave forms and benefits for memory; Round worm removed from a woman’s brain! Algae are a good source of vitamin B12, important for a vegan diet; A healthy gut is good for your brain; mosquitos are attracted to carboxylic acids and repelled by eucalyptus
9/14/202355 minutes, 25 seconds
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Alzheimer’s drug Leqembi, alternative causes of dementia and a thorough look at menopause effects on the brain are top topics

KSQD 7-12-2023: Public health update for Santa Cruz County, California; Follow up on oral hygiene and the use of hydrogen peroxide; Having pets during pregnancy and early infancy reduces food allergies; Having pets during pregnancy and early infancy reduces food allergies; All about menopause and the brain; Weight training, supplements and other advice for a perimenopausal woman with genetic propensity for diabetes; A cerebral spinal fluid leak is an alternative cause for dementia; Controlling high blood pressure can help reduce dementia; Is expensive new Alzheimer’s drug Leqembi worth it? There is now a blood test for Tau protein, a better indicator than beta amyloid
7/15/202350 minutes, 53 seconds
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A veritable potpourri of health news, advice and answers to your emails

KSQD 7-05-2023: American Society of Anesthesiologists now recommends drinking fluids with sugar until 2 hrs before a surgery; Masks are attributed to preventing COVID deaths in doctors during the pandemic; US Supreme Court rules against Amgen in a case of over-reaching patents of monoclonal antibodies that lower cholesterol; New pneumonia recommendations for vaccines are very confusing and dysfunctional; Is continuous monitoring for C-reactive protein, hsCRP, beneficial? What are the safe solutions for osteoporosis treatments? A FRAX score helps assess fracture risks; Advice on calcium, vitamin D and vitamin K supplementation for osteoporosis; Generic cancer drug supply problems; Giant African snail that carries infections is causing problems in Florida; Qantas Airlines helps passenger jet lag by adjusting meal timing and contents during very long flights; The EPA is finally going to ban the nasty pesticide chlorpyrifos; 10 pesticides that are toxic for Parkinson’s disease have been identified; Speaking 2 languages when young reduces dementia symptoms when older; Memory prosthesis copies signals from the hippocampus to other parts of the brain to improve memory
7/8/202355 minutes, 19 seconds
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From new cancer therapy to women’s health issues, a wide variety of email and news topics this week

KSQD 6-28-2023: More about home-grown vegetables and phthalate contamination in plastics; Is Neem good for the oral microbiome? Low TSH, thyroid hormone and iodine are discussion; Dr. Dawn prefers vinegar over bleach to clean a waterpik; Supplements to aid in conceiving a baby? The importance of folic acid during pregnancy; Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is a new immunotherapy cancer drug; Actemra (Tocilizumab) is a targeted antibody drug for psoriasis; A short primer on the immune system; One year after throwing out the abortion law, many women have to suffer getting health care; Vaginal seeding of the microbiome from the vagina to the baby is very beneficial after a C-section birth; There is a substantial increase in breast cancer survival rates since the 1990’s; Early menopause and premature dementia show higher Beta amyloid and Tau proteins -- HRT therapy is recommended
7/1/202355 minutes, 30 seconds
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Hot topics: A contraceptive vaccine, Low dose naltrexone for pain, cure for cat allergies and damaged neuron recovery

KSQD: 6-21-2023: mRNA Vaccine: A new contraceptive? Question about male hair loss at a young age; Low dose naltrexone (LDN) is a good agent for chronic pain; Don’t put anything in your water pic water; A case of diabetic obesity needs more than natural therapies; New research yields allergy shots for cat allergies; Mitigating negative effects of CT scan radiation; Brain spine interface allows man to walk controlled by thought and stimulated residual neurons to reactivate; The Human pan-genome sequencing project will reveal the diversity of genomics in a wider spectrum of humans
6/25/202354 minutes, 30 seconds
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Lots of email answers about oral hygiene, colon cancer mutation, thyroid problems, vitamin C and glutathione infusion and much more

KSQD 6-14-2023: More about the oral microbiome, including toothpaste advice; The benefits and scientific studies supporting oral oil pulling to clean the mouth; The MUTYH mutation causes lots of colon polyps, raising the risks of colon cancer; A story of trying to obtain an inhaler drug paid for by health insurance; California is trying to pass a law to reduce the burden of prior authorizations required by insurance companies; Questions about thyroid problems -- what are the most natural medicines? Are tastier home-growing vegetables healthier as well? What are the health conditions in which Vitamin C and glutathione infusions have shown effectiveness? Urinary incontinence support for women
6/17/202354 minutes, 24 seconds
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Theme is the oral microbiome -- lessons from the Functional Medicine conference

KSQD 6-10-2023: The very long list of diseases linked to gum disease; the oral microbiome is thoroughly covered; The side effects of using mouthwash - more diseases like cardiac conditions are also linked to mouth microbiome; Caller complains about cost of dental care, even with insurance, and other mouth wash options; Take probiotics if given antibiotics with dental procedures; Problems of major infections deep in the roots of teeth, antibiotics and using bacteriophage and other treatments
6/10/202356 minutes, 53 seconds
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All about the physiology of stress and the gut; Sexual development and gender selection are discussed

KSQD 5-31-2023: Stress raises glucocorticoids and inflammation in the gut, thus causing irritable bowel syndrome; Mosquitos are attracted to terpenes in many soaps, but repelled by those with coconut oil; Editorial about gender selection and the altering of sexual development
6/3/202357 minutes, 50 seconds
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Potpourri of topics: Pancreatic cancer vaccine, bacterial biofilm, brain stimulation for depression and epilepsy, and more

KSQD 5-24-2023: The promise of a vaccine for pancreatic cancer; Some statistical comments about statins and cardiovascular events research; How can I relieve knee pain without using pharmaceuticals? The role of bacterial biofilms in preventing antibiotics from working; A long-term study in Great Britain analysis different treatments for prostate cancer; Treating depression and epilepsy using magnetic brain stimulation; Prozac increase neural plasticity, decreases fear and improves maze performance in mice; Sugar inflames irritable bowel disease
5/27/202354 minutes, 43 seconds
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Dealing with ticks, varicose veins; News about Alzheimer’s disease, death cap mushroom antidote and more

KSQD 5-17-2023: It’s tick and Lyme disease season! Advice to deter and treat; A genetic mutation prevents onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms even when beta amyloid amount is high; Advice for varicose veins; Lower mortality is associated with walking only a couple of days a week; Blockage in the popliteal artery, that feeds the feet, should be monitored and fixed with a stent; Doctors should reveal financial benefits from pharmaceutical and other medical corporations -- some get exorbitant amounts; Disposing of cellular debris is an important factor in aging and not just for Alzheimer’s disease; New antidote for death cap mushroom is made using CRISPR for screening candidates
5/20/202353 minutes, 51 seconds
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Breast cancer screening, transgender medical issues, dual use of bacteriophages and more

KSQD 5-10-2023: New recommendation suggest starting mammograms for breast cancer screening at age 40 -- statin use also discussed; Superbugs found in L.A. wastewater -- explanation of the spread of antibiotic resistance; Evidence that Bronze-age people used mind-altering substances such as atropine and scopolamine; A transgender woman has a story about not being able to get a PSA test; Do stem cells from Wharton's jelly injected into your spine really work for pain? More about statin use in elders; Phage treatment as an antibacterial agent and can be used to identify a bacterial species; Your microbiome can reveal what diet you are on and how they affect hormones
5/13/202354 minutes, 57 seconds
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Thorough discussions of anti-aging drugs and advances in brain-computer interfaces

KSQD 5-06-2023: Advances in anti-aging drugs; A survey of many brain-computer interface devices available and being developed
5/6/202339 minutes, 13 seconds
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Tick bites, hamstring injury, post-operative adhesions, harnessing bacteriophages for infections, wound healing and many more health topics

KSQD 4-26-2023: Is Juven supplement a good product? Manganese contamination in the water in the Central CA valley; Excessive exercise can cause metal toxicity in mitochondria; Tick bite can cause a reaction to its saliva and doesn’t indicate Lyme disease; What treatment is appropriate for a hamstring injury? Drugs to treat post-operative adhesions; What are the health benefits of Radishes? Is Stevia a good alternative to sugar? The history of using bacteriophages, viruses that attack bacteria, as antibacterials; Appropriate amounts Estrogen in creams and suppositories; Low level electrical stimulation helps wound healing
4/29/202355 minutes, 2 seconds
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Hot topics: Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, a cause of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, treatment for leaky gut and much more

KSQD 4-19-2023:Advice for getting the shingles vaccine with or without a history of chickenpox; Improving sleep quality for someone with night-time congestion; Detecting diseases by waste water surveillance; Hangover cure by an engineered probiotic; Socks that give electrical stimulation to treat neuropathy and balance issues; Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease by examining glycans and Tau protein; Ehlers Danlos Syndrome may be caused by a mutation in the MTHFR gene; A potential new treatment for leaky gut made from raw milk; How to get your children to eat more vegetables
4/22/202352 minutes, 16 seconds
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Top topics include air pollution, MMR vaccine for adults, Banning of Mifepristone and the microbiome of the skin

KSQD 4-12-2023: More details about intermittent fasting scheduling and types of food to eat; The benefits of freeze dried and powdered fruit and vegetable extracts; How air pollution causes lung cancer -- it’s not just DNA damage; Should adults get the MMR vaccine for measles, mumps or rubella? Comments about the chemical abortion drugs and the banning of mifepristone; Skin products that change the balance of good vs. bad bacteria on skin that cause or reduce eczema and dermatitis; New treatment for IBS, Irritable Bowel Disease
4/15/202347 minutes, 45 seconds
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Fighting aging and Alzheimer’s is address from various points of view plus new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease

KSQD 4-05-2023: Interpreting coronary artery calcium scores and how to combat coronary artery disease; Atra, a new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis has its problems; Manganese contamination in California central valley wells; Early menopause, hormone replacement therapy and Alzheimer’s disease; Cold temperatures may extend longevity by increasing breakdown of damaged, toxic proteins; Experiments with nematodes also support increased longevity in colder environments; A newly discovered interleukin involved in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can be treated by an existing drug
4/8/202349 minutes, 36 seconds
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A variety of questions from emails and calls, from neck and arm pain to tea tree oil and trigger finger

KSQD: 3-29-2023: Life expectancy in the U.S. is lower for the second year in a row; Safe limits for fluorinated hydrocarbons are lowered by the EPA; Lancet preprint article about effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine developed in Cuba has problems; Discussion of disc fusion surgery for neck pain and why pain appears in other areas of the body; Pain and numbness down left arm after playing the piano; How well can an AI neural network recognize skin cancer from skin images? The Heart Math device for stress reduction technique is called Inner Balance; Suggested dose of tea tree oil, which can combat mold; Caller has problems with trigger finger in multiple fingers
4/1/202355 minutes, 15 seconds
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A variety of science topics and email questions: LPA and heart disease, How do we smell, Gene editing, Air pollution and more

KSQD 3-22-2023: LPA, an atypical risk factor for heart disease; Questions about drug and food interactions with the green tea extract EGCG; A reaction to nebulized tea tree oil -- don’t do this! CRISPR is 10 years old; Single nucleotide editing cures SCID Delta 3 in humans; How do we smell? Cryo-electron microscopy visualizes the 3D shape of an odor receptor; Mediterranean diet decreases the risk of dementia; Air pollution makes smart people stupid; Only 0.18% of global land area is safe from air pollution
3/25/202354 minutes, 52 seconds
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Septic shock and fever are thoroughly explained, plus origin of fingerprints, herbal medicine topics and more

KSQD 3-15-2023: What is the tolerated amount of exercise for someone with asthma? All about septic shock, a possible effect of bacterial pneumonia; The purpose and biochemical origins of fever; The problem of purity of herbal medicines because of purposeful adulterations; Benefits of a various herbs; Green tea extract,EGCG, is protective for UV exposure damage; The interesting mechanisms that generate fingerprints during development; Experiments show the negative effects of food coloring on the gut
3/18/202353 minutes, 13 seconds
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Problems with falsified science research, pharmaceutical prices and patent abuse and menopause issues top this week’s show

KSQD 03-08-2023: A few examples of falsified data and other problems in scientific studies; Comments on timing of intermittent fasting; AbbVie pharmaceutical company blocked competitors to keep Humera on patent and block cheaper generics; Review of a wound-healing nutrition product -- just eat the equivalent food! Glutamine, which can be beneficial, is not the same as MSG; Should I take NAD or vitamin B3? You don’t need expensive forms of iodine; Discussion of marijuana sensitivity issues; A discussion of menopause issues such as hot flashes; Initial colorectal cancer screening by fecal blood test or colonoscopy is now recommended starting at age 45
3/12/202355 minutes, 48 seconds
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A variety of topics include carnivorous mushrooms, concussion recommendations, signs of a heart attack and much more

KSQD 3-01-2023: Ant nest beetles control the ants to feed them; Bacteria in seawater that can eat plastics; The Humboldt Oyster mushroom is carnivorous; Unexpected benefit of BCG vaccine, an old vaccine for TB; New post-concussion recommendations developed in Canada; Detoxification gene variants may explain dramatic responses to tramadol, antibiotics and other drugs; Can pressure on the carotid artery release plaque and cause a stroke? What are the warning signs for a heart attack? A study of Brazilians food habits leading to obesity; Lancet article compares natural immunity to mRNA vaccines; The doctor discusses vaccine problems in the past
3/8/202354 minutes, 47 seconds
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A wide variety of new cancer therapies are thoroughly discussed and more topics, of course!

KSQD 2-22-2023: The impact of social media and the brains and lives of adolescents; Pros and cons of the virtual workplace; Gluten-free flour made from sweet potatoes is healthier than the tapioca version; Development of male genitalia is affected by phthalates from plastics; Selenium is beneficial in assisting radiation cancer therapy; New RNA therapy for ovarian cancer and immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy; Newly-discovered immune cell type, the killer innate-like T cell, may also lead to cancer therapies; Cancer can become resistant to hormone therapy -- more new cancer therapies are discussed; A new recommendation to stop injecting hyaluronic acid for knee pain
2/25/202352 minutes, 51 seconds
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Postpartum depression, garlic fights flesh-eating bacteria and some interesting emails and calls

KSQD 2-15-2023: A new drug for postpartum depression and psychosis; Azithromycin helps prevent maternal infections during childbirth;Fresh garlic combats invasive streptococcal disease, the flesh-eating bacteria; The benefits and problems with soy; Is wild blueberry powder good for brain health? Probably only if freeze-dried, not baked; Coffee with milk is anti-inflammatory because of the protein in milk; Is Quercetin safe to treat or prevent allergies in a 13 year old? More about the effects of music on the brain, like reducing dementia; How much radiation do I get in the security scans at the airport? Carbon fiber insert for running shoes has a risk for stress fractures
2/18/202353 minutes, 26 seconds
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Topics include: Equity issues in medical care, side effects of latest weight loss drug and benefits of Bromelain

KSQD 2-11-2023: False high O2 readings in dark-skinned people and other equity issues with COVID-19; Good cardiovascular health is on the decline with the rise of obesity and diabetes; Side effects and high cost of the weight loss drug designed for diabetes but now used for anyone with obesity; Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) may be a prodromal marker for Parkinson's disease; Gut viruses may influence cognition and are transmissible; New study checks accuracy of sleep apnea measurement devices and procedures; The many health benefits of Bromelain
2/11/202355 minutes, 28 seconds
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Interesting topics include proper use of psyllium, ants trained to detect cancer and how antidepressants reduce antibiotic resistance in bacteria

KSQD 2-01-2023: Too much psyllium probably caused bad side effects after a colonoscopy; Acupuncture and meditation techniques to reduce stress; Antidepressants help reduce antibiotic resistance in bacteria; Asthma attacks significantly declined during the lockdown during peak COVID-19 pandemic; Strength training is important as part of your exercise regimen; Ants are trained to detect cancer; How to deal with a new apartment that might have been used to produce drugs
2/4/202336 minutes, 14 seconds
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Featured: Playing music to improve cognition, COVID-19 variants and complicated cases of osteoporosis and breast cancer

KSQD 1-25-2023: Playing a musical instrument can improve cognitive ability, helping with Alzheimer's disease; A severe case of osteoporosis with many complications -- pain is the main issue; How the COVID-19 variants are named and how to handle the virus long term; Transmission of covid from animals to humans; Wear your mask at crowded places to reduce the production of COVID variants; Comments on Medicare and Medicare Advantage -- the problem of finding participating doctors; Discussion of testing and treatments for a complicated case of breast cancer
1/28/202350 minutes, 47 seconds
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Another new Alzheimer’s drug and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease are thoroughly discussed

KSQD 1-18-2023: Third year of COVID-19 -- Comments on masks; Bacterial contamination on common surfaces from keyboards to checkout kiosks in stores; Cold air does decrease your nose’s immune response; Lead health hazard from cast iron tubs; New Alzheimer’s drug targets Tau protein; UV light air purifiers; Discussion of artificial sweeteners and benefits of lecithin for brain health; AREDS2 formula for macular degeneration; Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
1/21/202352 minutes, 55 seconds
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New Nootropic drugs for Alzheimer’s and cognition, Cognitive decline after anesthesia, Medicare Advantage criticisms top this week

All about nootropic drugs for Alzheimer’s and improving cognition; Cognitive decline in after anesthesia for surgery can be reduced by post-operative exercise; The controversial topic of pyroluria is discussed; Hearing loss and dementia; Review of the NY Times article about Medicare Advantage; Reductions in cancer risks by eating fermented dairy foods like yogurt
1/14/202348 minutes, 28 seconds
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The microbiome and exercise, fungi in tumors, Ketamine for depression, problems with Alzheimer’s drug and more

KSQD 1-04-2023: The microbiome affects the motivation for exercise! The interactions of fungi in cancer tumors; Ketamine for depression; Does partial removal of my omentum affect my microbiome? The problems with Lecanemab, the new Alzheimer’s drug; What might have caused the extinction of life on Mars
1/7/202342 minutes, 26 seconds
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The problem of measuring marijuana sobriety and deciding breast cancer mastectomy headline this week’s show

KSQD 12-28-2022: Flashback of your life before you die has some scientific evidence; Many changes in recommendations for use of aspirin for cardiac disease prevention; Marijuana justice and the field sobriety problem; A device for cognitive evaluation to assess impairment from marijuana; When does breast cancer require a mastectomy? A case of T cell leukemia has been cured by CRISPR gene editing; Anesthesia for spinal surgery
12/31/202254 minutes, 31 seconds
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Huntington’s disease, intermittent fasting for diabetes, long COVID and more

KSQD 12-21-2022: Using thiamine and biotin to treat Huntington’s disease; Subcutaneous fat in women is protective for inflammation; Practical advice to prevent overuse of digital devices by children; Intermittent fasting to prevent or help reverse diabetes; The politics of honest reporting of EMF effects of cell phones; Being vaccinated reduces risks of long COVID -- COVID and brain fog
12/23/202255 minutes, 46 seconds
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All about Parkinson’s disease, Xenoplantation of pig organs into humans and healthy vaginal microbiome are featured

KSQD 12-07-2022: All about the Functional Medicine approach to Parkinson’s disease; How to find a qualified Functional Medicine practitioner; Chemotherapy for lymphoma probably explains this woman’s hair loss -- biotin may help; Latest experiments with Xenotransplantation, organ transplants from pigs to humans; Brain study in military personnel reveals significant amounts of chronic traumatic encephalopathy; Healthy vaginal microbiome should NOT have diversity of species -- Lactobacillus is most beneficial
12/11/202252 minutes, 38 seconds
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Lots of genetics this week: New drug for ALS, detoxification genes and COVID-19, HER2 Breast cancer gene effects

KSQD 11-30-2022: A new drug slows progression of ALS; Review of variations in HER2 cancer genes and how they affect various treatments for breast cancer; New agents to help guard against metastasis from breast cancer; Studies support eating earlier in the day is better for weight loss and preventing diabetes; Early physical therapy for back pain is better than surgery; A mutation in a detoxification gene affects efficacy of Paxlovid treatment for COVID-19; The various conditions helped by Sea Buckthorn oil; Lowering inflammatory markers responsible for increased coronary artery calcium score and the role of Vitamin K2; Anticoagulation drugs for atrial fibrillation may increase coronary calcium; A cell phone app to help reduce tinnitus; Hair loss from COVID-19; A clever modified N95 mask detects virus and warns you through a phone app; More anti-viral advice: Alcohol extracts of Echinacea are more effective than water extracts and colloidal silver spray is recommended
12/4/202253 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Functional Medicine approach to breast cancer, Autoimmune disease from Strep. infections and much more

KSQD 11-16-2022: Dense breasts on mammogram reports and effects of breast cancer genes are explained; Nutrition and other advice for colon cancer; Recommendation for the amount of vitamin D supplement to take and its role in the gut; Why are herpes infections itchy? All about the strange Streptococcus infection induced autoimmune diseases; An Italian man plays his saxophone during brain surgery to protect his musical talent while they removed a tumor!
11/19/202252 minutes, 43 seconds
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Debunking Vitamin D studies, stem nerve cell organoids and detoxification topics are highlights this week

KSQD 11-09-2022: Evaluation of recent studies disclaiming benefits of taking vitamin D supplements; Implanted human nerve cell organoids can integrate into a rat brain and influence its behavior; Human and mice neurons on a computer chip form a real neural net that is taught to play the old Pong video game; Does Hybrid Fractional Lasers and Broadband Light Therapy for Aging Skin Rejuvenation really work? Email questions: how to treat foot fungus and what makes urine cloudy? Chemical hair straighteners have significant cancer risks; The multiple conditions that benefit or harmed from the DIM (DiIndolylMethane) supplement depend on your detoxification genetics; Foods that support the detoxification in the liver
11/13/202250 minutes, 24 seconds
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Interview with Professor Paul Viotti about his CSF leaks and related problems over the past 3 years

KSQD 11-02-2022: Professor Paul Viotti tells his story about his surfing accident, a concussion, CSF (cerebrospinal fluid ) leaks, POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome), an ACDR (Anterior Cervical Disc Replacement) and spinal CSF venous fistulas
11/5/202254 minutes, 5 seconds
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All about the longevity gene FOXO3, genetics and bubonic plague, bilirubin, eosinophils and more

KSQD 10-26-2022: Gene of the week: FOXO3 is important for longevity; States with conservatives policies have higher mortality statistics; Genes selected for survival during bubonic plague (the Black Death during Middle Ages) has increased risks for other diseases; Suppressing tumors before they are detectable by inhibiting blood vessel growth; Why are my eosinophils and bilirubin levels high? Patient diagnosed with intractable cervical radiculopathy may also have a cerebrospinal fluid leak
10/29/202250 minutes, 39 seconds
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COMT detox is gene of the week; important malnutrition treatment, Gadolinium risks and much more

KSQD 10-19-2022: Another Gene of the Week -- the detoxification gene COMT; New nutrition formula that supports the microbiome greatly improves malnutrition treatment; How to judge PSA levels and the risks for prostate cancer; Risks of gadolinium in contrast imaging and other heavy metal risks; The role of iodine in reducing breast cancer; Hormone disruptors in water-proof makeup products; Cleaning kitchen surfaces, especially spice bottles, is important to remove bacteria; Propyzamide weed killer interferes with anti-inflammatory regulation in the gut
10/23/202255 minutes, 54 seconds
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Variety of topics from genetic testing to hypertension and diabetes and eating bugs

KSQD 10-12-2022: The importance of cilia on nerve cells; Benefits of getting genetic testing -- All about the balance and actions of thyroid hormones; Help with weight loss in an older woman; New meta-analysis of hypertension drugs -- lowering blood pressure lowers diabetes risk; Claims of increased cardiac deaths with COVID-19 mRNA vaccine is flawed science; The advantage of organic eggs -- insects as a protein source; Stink bugs are a new crop pest because of the warmer climate; More about frozen embryos for healthier babies
10/16/202253 minutes, 37 seconds
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All about dry eye disease, rotavirus and diabetes, deep brain stimulation and more

KSQD 10-05-2022: All about dry eye disease -- diagnosis and treatments; Rotavirus vaccine helps protect babies from developing type 1 diabetes; Can hypnosis help me reduce waking up at night to pee? How does the uterus not contract prematurely during pregnancy? A review of deep magnetic brain stimulation for depression and other brain conditions; Steroid injections are associated with rapid hip degeneration, but causality is not clear; Platelet rich plasma for joint pain is very popular now
10/8/202242 minutes, 21 seconds
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Review of psychedelic drug research and teaching Herpes virus to fight cancer are top topics

KSQD 9-28-2022: Anti-inflammatories vs. turmeric for pain; The use of psychedelic drugs is finally being seriously researched for a variety of conditions; Deep Mind wins the Breakthrough Prize for the AI protein folding predictor Alpha Fold; Genetically modified Herpes virus attacks cancer cells; Review of Consumer Lab website; The importance of monitoring uric acid levels; Good ventilation at home is important to reduce trapped pollution; The different types of obesity
10/2/202253 minutes, 3 seconds
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Health issues and aging are featured plus a variety of other topics

KSQD 9-14-2022: The role of testosterone in aging -- what is normal vs. optimal? Flushing your nose with sterile saline greatly reduces severity of COVID-19; Artificial sweeteners are not be as healthy as we thought; Good news for multivitamins: study showed they improved cognition in the elderly; Seven things to reduce dementia; What do you think of using ADD drugs for dementia? Ultra-processed food linked to higher risk of colorectal cancer; Transplanted kidney also gave the recipient cancer
9/17/202254 minutes, 25 seconds
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New treatment for Down's syndrome, a vaccine for Lyme Disease, COVID news and much more

KSQD 9-07-2022: Eucalyptus forests burnt in massive fires in Australia in 2019 - 2020 have recovered because of recent rain, recapturing all the fire’s CO2 emissions; The biggest bacterial cell is a centimeter long! How the hypertensive drug minoxidil turned into a hair loss treatment; Lutrelef is a new treatment memory problems in people with Down’s Syndrome; The problem of the role of beta amyloid in Alzheimer’s disease -- the mouse model is not really useful; Some pros and cons about circumcision; Epstein Barr Virus causing Multiple Sclerosis is a case of molecular mimicry; Nasal spray vaccine for COVID-19 -- the benefits of localized immune response, called sterilizing immunity; SARS-CoV-2 transmissibility study in jail inmates; Another Lyme disease vaccine is in final stage of testing; Another Lyme disease vaccine is in final stage of testing; Reduce blood sugar and bad health effects with a short walk after dinner; Use some potassium chloride substitute to reduce heart attacks and other diseases
9/11/202252 minutes, 29 seconds
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Recreational drug regulations, collapse of COVID rules, vitamin advice and more

KSQD 8-31-2022: History of regulations and legalization of recreational drugs and comments on cannabis potency; The problem of not enough donors for organ transplants -- new techniques to preserve donated organs; Viruses can alter body odor to attract mosquitos! Can you explain the change in CDC recommendations for addressing COVID-19? All about NMN, niacin and NADH supplements; Vitamin B12 and folic acid address non-alcoholic liver disease -- the importance of homocysteine; No new treatments for Herpes virus; More about Cannabis potency -- keep edibles away from children! Locusts sniff out human cancer?
9/3/202251 minutes, 18 seconds
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Polio resurgence, security issues of menstrual trackers and diabetes drugs are featured this week

KSQD 8-24-2022: Polio is making a comeback -- wild polio vs. vaccine virus-induced cases; Security issues about Menstrual period trackers and fertility apps; All about glucagon related diabetes drugs; Acupuncture technique to treat foot stress fractures; Topical capsaicin pepper oil vs. topical anti-inflammatory for pain control; A sophisticated study of natural osteoporosis treatments; Is there a safety issue with supplements for migraines? Are non-wired headphones safe? Discrediting use of Vitamin D reminds Dr. Dawn of Women’s Health Initiative debacle
8/28/202259 minutes, 39 seconds
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Inflation Reduction Act is reviewed, plus Monkeypox and sleep hygiene are top topics

KSQD 8-17-2022: Dr. Dawn reviews new anticancer drugs and the Medicare and climate change benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act; Do sulfur supplements help joint pain with aging? Update on Monkeypox pandemic and vaccine; Perverse incentives can subvert new medical economic models; Good sleep hygiene supports the immune system
8/21/202253 minutes, 45 seconds
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The microbiome and cancer, Lipoprotein (a) and cataracts are explained

KSQD 8-10-2022: The surprising role of bacteria in tumors and the success of cancer therapies; Recent fecal microbial transfer research; All about the role of Lipoprotein (a) in cardiac disease -- measure that and get coronary artery calcium score; Why you have to wait for a cataract to ripen before removal; The Traditional Chinese Medicine explanation of reactions to peanuts; The history of blood transfusions, which started with the Inca in South America
8/13/202251 minutes, 58 seconds
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Childhood vaccinations, cancer and the microbiome and review of Alzheimer's drug

KSQD 8-06-2022: Opinion piece about the decline in childhood vaccinations; Good nutrition, exercise and stress reduction can alter progress of prostate cancer -- the role of the microbiome; The expensive Alzheimer’s drug, Aducanumab, is reviewed one year later
8/6/202256 minutes, 37 seconds
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Effects of stress on health, protein folding and good and bad chemicals are main themes

KSQD 6-29-2022 (rebroadcast): The roll of stress in chronic hives -- how to detect high histamine levels; The drug Baricitinib for rheumatoid arthritis also works for the hair loss condition alopecia areata; Artificial intelligence general solution to protein folding prediction from just DNA sequence; Using psilocybin to treat depression; How to repel ticks when in the woods; Many body and hair products have deleterious chemicals, especially bad for fetal development; Question about ketamine vs psilocybin use for depression; Pre-adolescents exposed to air pollution show deleterious changes in brain activity measured by MRI; The effect of stress on adolescent brain functions; Therapies to calm the spinal cord to relieve muscle spasms; Using interfering RNA to lower production of the unhealthy Lipoprotein (a)
7/29/202251 minutes, 48 seconds
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IFM conference news, the Placebo Effect and a rant about Medicare Advantage plans

KSQD 7-20-2022: IFM conference news: all about mast cells and histamine; The placebo effect -- the power of classical conditioning and the brain control over pain; The misleading claims for Medicare Advantage health insurance plans
7/23/202257 minutes, 28 seconds
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Deep dives into anesthesia, the role of iron in physiology, red blood cells in immunity and the benefits of sleep

KSQD 7-13-2022: How anesthesia alters your brain to blank out consciousness; The many roles of iron in physiology, especially in immunity, but too much is toxic; The role of red blood cells in the immune system; All about Central Serous Retinopathy; Functional Medicine Conference review: Sleeping before and after learning is beneficial; Direct current stimulation devices improve sleep and reduce depression
7/20/202251 minutes, 37 seconds
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Wide variety of topics, from weight loss exercise to kidney function in diabetes

KSQD 7-06-2022: Exercise-induced weight loss is explored including the best time of day for each type of exercise; A device to reduce pain by cooling down nerves; New explanations for the constipating effects of morphine-based pain medications; Things we thought were true but are now false: Meniscus surgery for young adults -- exercise program is just as successful; Generic Levothyroxine is just as good as the brand name; Study compares Omega 3 and Vitamin D supplements for reducing auto-immune disease; The connection between menopause and Alzheimer’s -- blocking FSH might help! Hydrocortisone lotion suggested to cure scalp irritation from hair-coloring; Kidney function role in diabetes is explained
7/19/202254 minutes, 30 seconds
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Effects of stress on health, protein folding and good and bad chemicals are main themes

KSQD 6-29-2022: The roll of stress in chronic hives -- how to detect high histamine levels; The drug Baricitinib for rheumatoid arthritis also works for the hair loss condition alopecia areata; Artificial intelligence general solution to protein folding prediction from just DNA sequence; Using psilocybin to treat depression; How to repel ticks when in the woods; Many body and hair products have deleterious chemicals, especially bad for fetal development; Question about ketamine vs psilocybin use for depression; Pre-adolescents exposed to air pollution show deleterious changes in brain activity measured by MRI; The effect of stress on adolescent brain functions; Therapies to calm the spinal cord to relieve muscle spasms; Using interfering RNA to lower production of the unhealthy Lipoprotein (a)
7/4/202251 minutes, 47 seconds
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All about kidney stones, kidney function testing, diet and prostate cancer and much more

KSQD 6-22-2022: All about kidney stones; The benefits of age-based kidney function testing; Dairy intake linked to prostate cancer? But research supports yogurt benefits against cancer; Follow up on beer supporting microbiome diversity and the tricky issue of candida overgrowth; Evaluating the normal eye floaters and flashes with age vs. acute conditions that need immediate attention; Sleep apnea review; Possible diagnoses for persistent shoulder pain
6/26/202251 minutes, 26 seconds
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Wide variety of important topics from COVID to anti-aging and treating prostate cancer

KSQD 6-15-2022: Recommendations for COVID-19 booster vaccine shots; Suboxone is an important drug to treat pain and opiate drug withdrawal; New studies examine the neurological effects of long COVID disease; Evaluation of toothpaste for temperature-sensitive teeth; Anti-aging supplement strategies are usually anti-inflammatory agents; Cortisol levels are lowered when people are exposed to dogs; What to do about my daughter’s tick on her neck; Improve anti-aging benefit of walking exercise by using poles, called Nordic walking; Exercise tolerance is influenced by genetic profiles; Non-alcoholic beer is good for the microbiome; Partial gland ablation using ultrasound under MRI is a new treatment for intermediate-risk prostate cancer
6/19/202251 minutes, 28 seconds
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Deep dives into the roles of iron in physiology, red blood cells in immunity and the benefits of sleep

KSQD 6-08-2022: Novavax is a more conventional vaccine against COVID-19; The many roles of iron in physiology, especially in immunity, but too much is toxic; The role of red blood cells in the immune system; All about Central Serous Retinopathy; Functional Medicine Conference review: Sleeping before and after learning is beneficial; Direct current stimulation devices improve sleep and reduce depression
6/18/202252 minutes, 15 seconds
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Deep dive into inflammatory skin conditions and muscle physiology, plus much more

KSQD 6-01-2022: New UV therapy for a variety of inflammatory skin conditions; Inflammasomes are multiprotein complexes of the innate immune system responsible for the activation of inflammatory responses; COVID-19 vaccine booster timing with other vaccines such as shingles; Detailed physiology of muscle contraction and other membrane channel systems; Antibacterial drug Mupirocin (Bactroban) can treat lichen sclerosus; Varieties of COVID-19 antibody tests; Should we change vaccine types when getting booster shots? Genes that explain variance in sports training tolerance; Keep the windows open in good weather
6/6/202254 minutes, 25 seconds
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Inflammation in the brain can cause a variety of problems, from MS to depression, and more health topics

KSQD 5-25-2022: Dr. Dawn comments on the 2nd amendment and gun issues; The problem with news media exaggerations, such as the new Monkeypox infections; Reports from an online conference about neurological effects of inflammation in the brain; Pediatric neuroinflammatory disorders; The diagnosis and treatment of the strange condition, Stiff Man Syndrome; Depression can also be caused by neuroinflammatory processes; The microbiome produces many important nutrients necessary for human life -- the connection to autism; The problem of proving with double-blind studies when applied to homeopathy; Recommendations for using using masks now in the current COVID-19 pandemic situation; Changes in the female orgasm after menopause
5/29/202252 minutes, 55 seconds
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Using colchicine for heart disease, microbiome fingerprint for cancer, mushroom communication and more

KSQD 5-18-2022: Problems with eyewitness testimony depends on confidence only for the first time questioned; The old anti-inflammatory drug colchicine has a new use in treating heart diseases; Microbiome fingerprint reveals severity of melanoma and possibly other types of cancer; Fecal transplant from young mouse into older mice extended life; Do anti-inflammatory drugs or natural supplements inhibit wound healing? Conflicting information about supplements found on the internet -- moderation is key; Weight gain and other changes with age in women is caused by reduction in estrogen after menopause; Very high HDL cholesterol level may be a genetic defect; Revealing an electrical signaling language among mushroom mycelia
5/23/202249 minutes, 25 seconds
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Lots of microbiome-related topics plus plastic contamination and much more

KSQD 5-15-2022: MRI imaging show some disc degeneration in most pain-free elders; Plastic contamination is everywhere in food and topical body products --- study in pregnant woman is alarming; Genetic influences of endometriosis, polycystic ovary disease, preeclampsia and eclampsia; How leaky gut leads to the autoimmune disease Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia; Vitamin K and Vitamin C creams are very beneficial to skin; Diet with diverse fiber helps fight antibiotic-resistant microbes; The importance of deep sleep -- late snacks before going to bed are not good; Protein-rich diet can suppress appetite and help you lose weight; Altering microbiome changes food preferences in mice -- leveraging this to reduce bad cravings; The role of the microbiome and bile in regulating immune cells to reduce inflammation
5/15/202253 minutes, 8 seconds
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From basic genetics to recent research into our understanding of genetic diseases

KSQD 5-04-2022: (Archive show) Review of genetics research focusing on genetic diseases: sickle cell, Huntingtons, fragile X syndrome, cystic fibrosis, breast cancer, Tay-Sachs, tuberculosis, Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease and prions; More genetics topics such as repetitive DNA, transposons, jumping genes, oncogenes and retroviruses
5/11/202248 minutes, 3 seconds
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Exciting research news for pancreatic and oral cancers, lupus genetics and practical health advice

KSQD 4-27-2022: The role of T-cells in the action of COVID-19 booster vaccines; Vitamin K does not cause blood clots and the different roles of vitamin K1 vs. K2; Paxlovid and EVUSHELD are antibody treatments for COVID-19 that attack the spike protein; CRISPR experiment proves a gene mutation leading to Lupus; Coronary arterial plaque, the calcium CT scan to measure it and preventative measures; AI interpretation of CT images finds pancreatic cancer better than humans alone; Oral squamous cell carcinoma is diagnosed by dentists, but one third of Americans don’t see a dentist regularly; Comparisons of diets for their effects on reducing cancer progression -- probiotics also help; Somatic mutation rates in mammals define the expected lifetimes of mammalian species
5/7/202253 minutes, 43 seconds
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Widely diverse topics from plastic teabags to new anticancer molecules from bacteria

KSQD 4-20-2022: Silk organic tea bags are really plastic mesh that degrades into microplastics that are not good for you; Certain bacteria are linked to more aggressive prostate cancer. Evaluating cardiac artery plaque with carotid artery ultrasound; Research finds regular patterns of near-death experiences from cardiac arrest. Using Zinc to inhibit viral RNA production in cell culture might not work in the body. Is sublingual version of B12 an alternative to B12 injections? The rare Dieulafoy lesion disease that causes GI bleeding. Exercising while pregnant reduces epigenetic effects that contribute to obesity. Mediterranean diet reduces risk of pre-eclampsia, especially in African American women. Using nano-carbon to fight the many-disease-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito -- CRISPR based anti-malaria experiment also discussed. A single carbon atom graphene sheet is an ultrasensitive microphone that detects single bacteria on its surface. Using ultrasound to induce the immune system to attack liver tumors in rats. Rare Actinomycetes bacteria in Hawaii are investigated for anticancer activity.
5/1/202255 minutes, 25 seconds
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Main them is Vitamin K with many other diverse health news topics

KSQD 4-13-2022: COVID-19 News: Second booster is recommended , EVUSHELD and Paxlovid treatments for COVID-19; Is high dose of Biotin useful? High biotin intake can interfere with hormone test results; Vitamin K2 helps reduce visceral fat; mRNA technology and the attempt to develop oral vaccines; Edible fluorescent silk tags to identify fake drugs; Caller inquires about how much Vitamin K and Vitamin D3 he should take; A case of dry mouth and related symptoms in a 72 year old woman; A repurposed treatment helps Duchenne Muscular dystrophy; Tele-robotic operations offer quicker response time to clear clots with strokes or aneurysms; Desire for faces to match their selfie image photos via plastic surgery operations; Low sodium, high potassium diet is good for hypertension
4/24/202252 minutes, 25 seconds
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BRCA genes and new diagnostics for breast cancer and the importance of Vitamin K are featured

KSQD 4-06-2022: Strategies for vaccine development to deal with successive variants of SARS-CoV-2 virus. A study links vaping with diabetes. All about the BRCA gene mutations and new techniques to diagnose breast cancer. The importance of the variations of vitamin K. Should I worry if I can hear my heartbeat when lying on the side to sleep? Sources of Vitamin K in cheese and meat -- more benefits are detailed. Large study shows the benefit of the HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. What is the difference between Vitamin MK7 vs K2 and K4? Bone fragility from chronic use of bisphosphonates differs in different ethnic groups. The changing blood pressure goal values for managing hypertension.
4/17/202256 minutes, 26 seconds
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The variety of important roles of RNA are highlighted and much more

KSQD 3-30-2022: Ironically, some allergic asthma sufferers have less severe COVID-19 symptoms! More COVID news. mRNA vaccines are easier to revise for new variants. Extracellular vesicles and a new signaling pathway based on RNA found in round worms. How to protect against side effects of long-term proton pump inhibitor use. Fighting diabetes and cancer with microRNA, which regulates protein production. Acoustic shaping of cells in solution. Adverse childhood experiences affect how one deals with stress and is treatable with acupuncture
4/10/202253 minutes, 18 seconds
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Exciting medical research for macular degeneration, a vaccine for breast cancer and increased longevity

KSQD 3-23-2022: Using stem cells to rebuild retina in people with macular degeneration. Neural implant allows late stage ALS person to communicate -- Dr Dawn’s experience with an ALS patient. Use paper tape to avoid allergic reaction when treating snoring by taping mouth shut. Low dose naltrexone to help immune response and reduce blood clots. Why primary care physicians are being replaced by physician assistants. Research to make a vaccine against breast cancer. Why do we lose body hair with age? The importance of mitochondria for health. Life expectancy is continuing to increase even with those with chronic disease. Sleep in as dark as you can! Even dim light affects glucose resistance, leading to diabetes. Green space near your home reduces risk of stroke; house plants help too
4/3/202250 minutes, 11 seconds
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Lots of good news topics: Touch reduces anxiety, acoustic fabrics, mononucleosis and more

Huggable tech device to reduce anxiety and improve math exam scores! Sperm cells are induced via 3D printed seminiferous tubules built from stem cells. A valuable new nutrition program in Santa Cruz county, CA. Acoustic Fabric acts as an ear by transmitting vibration into electrical current. A caller with asthma is concerned about calcium in his aorta. Advice to help mom sleep with her new-born baby. All about mononucleosis and its parallels to Long COVID, Lyme disease and other viral infections. Low-grade exposure to viruses is beneficial. New Macular degeneration treatments.
3/23/202254 minutes, 12 seconds
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Tech and animals detect diseases by smell and other interesting health topics

KSQD 03-09-2022: The over-pricing of science publications -- lawsuit against ResearchGate. Large study shows rapid COVID-19 antigen tests in workplaces had few false positives. What symptoms indicate a woman should start estrogen HRT (hormone replacement therapy?) Meal timing advice, e.g., should we pause at least 3 hours between meals? Decaffeinated coffee is better before sleeping. Reducing number of times getting up to pee at night. After menopause, Evista is a good drug for osteoporosis. Artificial tech and animal experiments using smell as a diagnostic tool for Parkinson’s, cancer and other diseases. Living micro stem cell robots can reproduce! Reaction to new baby smell differs in mothers and fathers. Colon and other cancers are showing up much earlier in younger people. Stomach cancer is another bad side effect of long-term PPI use.
3/14/202255 minutes, 9 seconds
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Size Matters: Cholesterol particle size and the largest bacteria, plus warnings about CRISPR gene editing and more

KSQD 03-02-2022: Review of cholesterol variants -- advanced lipid testing and the importance of particle size and number. Experiments warn us of potential side effects using CRISPR gene editing. Link to CRISPR article Luckily, the SARS-CoV-2 virus does not spread well on surfaces. Hormone and diet issues relating to dementia risks after menopause. How to utilize insects for food and fertilizer. Bacteria share genes to make essential vitamin B12. Is the largest bacteria ever discovered a link between procaryotes and eucaryotes? Guidelines for mothers or cows milk allergies reveal conflict of interest with baby formula manufacturers.
3/6/202252 minutes, 18 seconds
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Let’s eat worms and insects! Microbiome and mood and other important health topics

KSQD 02-23-2022: Balancing the medical necessity of measuring weight vs. weight shaming Long term study evaluating e-Sig use reveals significant increase in bad bacteria in oral microbiome, causing gum disease How does the microbiome affect mood Can general anesthesia induce dementia? Vitamin D is a hormone, not a vitamin Dr. Dawn counters misinformation about COVID-19 The medical and nutritional value of worms and insects 30% of people preferred interacting with an AI avatar therapist Genetic risks of having Neanderthal versions of genes controlling detoxification
3/5/202253 minutes, 55 seconds