May 18, 2018

Doctor, Doctor

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May 18, 2018 – DD #18 – Gender Dysphoria


Feature Interview (15:00) – Pediatric Endocrinologist Dr. Paul Hruz discusses gender dysphoria, sometimes called transgenderism, including the latest research, the harm being caused by current medical and cultural approaches to treatment, and what better faithful and scientific treatment might look like.

Also in this episode:

News (0:55) – A study on the effects of gratitude and generosity on the brain activity of people in treatment for anxiety and depression (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.12.040)

Preventive Medicine Tip (8:30) – Who should be taking a baby aspirin?

Medical Trivia (Answer at 44:30) – Ultraviolet light is responsible for about 90% of all skin cancers (5.4 million annually in the U.S.).  Additionally, ultraviolet light is responsible for 80% of all skin wrinkling.

If it takes one hour of ultraviolet light exposure from the sun for you to get a sunburn, how long can you be in the sun before you start forming irreversible skin wrinkles?

Bonus Question:  What is “Tanorexia”?

Music Recommendation (47:15) – Hillbilly Thomists (https://www.dominicanajournal.org/music/the-hillbilly-thomists/)

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May 11, 2018 – DD #17 – Oral Contraception: Fact and Fiction


Feature Interview (12:45) – Dr. Patrick Yeung, an OB/GYN from St. Louis, discusses so-called “medical use” or “non-contraceptive use” of oral contraceptives, especially whether the common practice makes medical or ethical sense.

Also in this episode:
News (01:00) – Ethical and unethical official positions of professional health care organizations, and why patients should find out what their own doctors believe.

Preventive Medicine Tip (11:55) – Pneumonia Vaccine

Medical Trivia (Answer at 40:30) – What organ was first successfully transplanted from a LIVING donor? What organ was first successfully transplanted from a CADAVER?

Listener Question (40:45) – At age 61, I expect to have a life expectancy of 95 and I am not interested in living a longer life than that. But I want to live healthily for as much of my life as possible, are there things I should do that will keep me healthy but not extend my life expectancy?

Medicine You Need to Know (42:45) – Pulmonologist Dr. Eustace Fernandes discusses the health consequences of smoking, whether there are healthy alternatives, and the advice he shares with his patient who are trying to quit

May 4, 2018 – DD #16 – A Proven Approach to AIDS in Africa


In this episode:

News (00:50) – Who is doing reconstructive surgery for Medicare patients? (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2017.09.032) and Impact of spray sunscreen popularity on sunscreen formulations (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2017.07.040)

Women’s Healthcare Tip (07:30) – Bone Density Testing

Guest Interview (13:20) – Dr. Kim Dernovsek, a dermatologist from Pueblo, CO shares her work as co-founder of Universal Chastity Education that works in three African Countries and the USA to prevent HIV/AIDS and promote chastity with astounding results.


Medical Trivia (Answer at 40:30) – With which of the following is ‘Bariatric Surgery’ concerned?

  1. Treating people with ‘Beri-Beri’ due to Vitamin B1 insufficiency?
  2. Treating SCUBA divers who ascended too quickly and have the bends
  3. Treating non-healing wounds that will not heal with typical topical wound care procedures?
  4. Treating obesity
  5. Treating cancer of the appendix (no)

Listener Question (44:20) – Is gluten a legitimate concern or overblown? There are people suggesting we try it for behavior issues with our child. Could gluten, dairy, and/or sugar be the cause?

April 24, 2018 – DD #15 – Caritas Baby Hospital


Holy Land Introduction (00:40) – Dr. McGovern gives some facts and fictions about the Holy Land and shares some of his own experiences traveling in Israel and Palestine.

Guest Interview (12:20) – During Dr. McGovern’s trip to the Holy Land in February, he interviewed Dr. Hiyam Marzouqa (Chief Physician) and Dr. Iyad Abu Irmeleh (Resident Physician) at Caritas Baby Hospital in Bethlehem about their work serving babies and their families in the war-torn Middle East.



Medical Trivia (Answer at 50:00) – While The Wind in the Willows is a children’s book published in 1908, something other than wind found in willows has been used for over 2000 years as a medication, and a form of this is still accounts for 44,000 tons of pills taken annually worldwide. What is this medication?

Preventive Medicine Tip (47:10) – Vision Screenings for Children (https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/)

Full Episode – 2018 – April 6 – HHS Conscience Protection https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/2018-march-9-catholic-witness-in-healthcare

In this episode:Medical News (1:50) –  Link between nighttime light exposure and depression
Preventative Medicine Tip (5:55) – Diabetes Screening Recommendations (https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/)

Guest Interview (13:50) – Ariana Grossu, Outreach Advisor at the Office for Civil Rights at the US Department of Health & Human Services, discusses the newest HHS initiative – the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division – and what current and potential policies protect health care workers from having to violate their conscience in their practice. For more information visit: www.hhs.gov/conscience

Medical Trivia (Answer at 39:15) – According to MedScape.com, which of these prescription medications garnered the most sales in 2016 – at $13.6 billion?  1. Enbrel (etanercept)

               2. Harvoni (ledipasvir sofosbuvir)

               3. Lantus Solostar (insulin glargine injection)

               4. Humira (Adalimunab)

               5. Remicade (infliximab)

Listener Question (42:30) –  If I took birth control when I was younger before I knew about the harmful effects, is there anything I can do now to decrease my risk of getting cancer?

Medicine You Need to Know (45:20) – Catholic Witness in Healthcare editor Dr. John Travaline discusses how St. Padre Pio’s vision for authentic Catholic healthcare is coming to the United States

Full Interview – Ariana Grossu – HHS Conscience Protections https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/full-interview-arina-grossu-hhs-conscience-protection-policies

Full Episode – 2018 – March 9 – Catholic Witness in Healthcare https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/2018-march-9-catholic-witness-in-healthcare

Louise Mitchell (Adjunct Professor at University of Mary) and Dr. John Travaline (Catholic deacon and critical care specialist at Temple University) to talk about their book “Catholic Witness in Health Care: Practicing Medicine in Truth and Love.”

Full Interview – Louise Mitchell and Dr. John Travaline – Catholic Witness in Healthcare https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-03-09-full-interview

 Trivia – Hooves, Hair, and Nails? https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-03-09-trivia-hooves

News – High Blood Pressure Guidelines  https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-03-09-news-high-blood

 Preventive Medicine Tip – Skin Cancer Prevention https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-03-09-preventive

The Doctors (Dr. Thomas McGovern and Dr. Andrew Mullally) interview Arina Grossu, the Outreach Advisor at the Office of Civil Rights at the US Department of Health and Human Services regarding the new Conscience and Religious Freedom division. During the Obama Administration, there were 10 complaints. During the Trump Administration, (14 months) there are already 496 complaints of religious and conscience protection violation complaints.

Full Episode – 2018 – February 23 –  Caring for Undocumented Immigrants: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/2018-february-23-caring-for-undocumented-immigrants

Critical Care Specialist Dr. Peter Rosario from the Southwest Indiana Catholic Medical Guild discusses the challenges and rewards of providing medical care for undocumented immigrants, the difficulty they face in getting treatment, and some ideas for overcoming some of the most pressing concerns.

Full Interview – Dr. Peter Rosario – Caring for Undocumented Immigrants: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-23-full-interview-dr

Medicine You Need to Know – Dr. Eustace Fernandes – Physician Assisted Suicide: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-23-medicine-you-need

Trivia – What is the only bone in the human body not connected to another bone?: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-23-trivia-the-only-unconnected-bone

News – The Sleep Gene?: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-23-news-the-sleep

News – How Sleep Affects Memory As We Age: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-23-news-how-age

Preventative Medicine Tip – Mammograms: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-23-preventive

Full Episode – 2018 – February 16 –  Ethics of Vaccines: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/2018-february-16-ethics-of-vaccines

The doctors talk to St. Louis Pediatrician Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann about the importance of vaccinations, ethical concerns behind some types of vaccinations, how to know which vaccinations are appropriate for your family, and how to discuss the best options for keeping your family healthy.  Plus find out about the doctor who discovered the cause of Downs Syndrome and might someday be a saint in this week’s trivia, hear about the link between birth control and suicide rates in the news; get need-to-know info on pap smears; and listen to doctors’ pet peeves that can make it harder to treat patients.

Full Interview – Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann – Ethics of Vaccines: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-16-full-interview-dr

News – Contraception Linked to Suicide: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-16-news

News – Fertility Testing for Egg Quality: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-16-news-fertility

Preventative Medicine Tip – Pap Smear Tests: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-16-preventive

Trivia – Who Discovered the Cause of Downs Syndrome?: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-16-trivia-who

Listener Questions – Patient Pet Peeves: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-16-listener


 Full Episode – 2018 – February 9 –  Choosing Wisely for Pediatric Care: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-09-choosing-wisely-for-pediatric-care

 The doctors talk to Pediatrician Dr. John Rice from South Bend, IN who discusses the importance of the CMA’s mission and vision in helping parents choose the best medical care for their children.  Plus find out about the biblical name for the thyroid cartilage in this week’s trivia, hear about the link between birth control and breast cancer in the news; get need-to-know info Vitamin D supplements; and a discussion on Medicine in the Movies.

 Full Interview – Dr. John Rice – Choosing Wisely for Pediatric Care: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-09-full-interview-dr

 News – Birth Control and Breast Cancer: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-09-news-birth

 Preventative Medicine Tip – Vitamin D Supplements: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-09-preventive

 Trivia – Thyroid Cartilage: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-09-trivia-thyroid

 Medicine in the Movies – Villains and Skin Conditions: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-09-medicine-in-the

The doctors talk to Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Paul Carson about the benefits and dangers of antibiotics and the importance of antibiotic stewardship.  Plus find out if synophrys (The tendency of eyebrows to meet in the center of the face) is deadly in this week’s trivia, hear about EpiPen loopholes and the health benefits of coffee in the news; get need-to-know info on lung cancer screenings; and find out what to add to your watch list with a movie recommendation.

Full Episode – 2018 – February 2  https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-02-antibiotic-stewardship

Antibiotic Stewardship: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-02-full-interview-dr 

News – EpiPen Loophole: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-02-news-epipen 

News – Health Benefits of Coffee: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-02-news-health 

Preventative Medicine Tip – Lung Cancer Screening: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-02-preventive 

Trivia – Does Synophrys shorten Your Life? https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-02-trivia-does  

Movie Recommendation – Gifted Hands: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-02-02-movie

Here are the links for episode 4, which first aired January 26, 2018

Full Episode – 2018 – January 26 – NaPro Technology: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/2018-january-26-podcast

This episode features an interview with Dr. Christopher Stroud about NaPro technology and how it guides medical and surgical treatments that can help solve many fertility issues.

Full Interview – Dr. Chris Stroud: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-01-26-full-interview-dr

News – Contraception Blog: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-01-26-news

Preventative Medicine Tip – Colonoscopies: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-01-26-preventative

Trivia – Islets of Langerhans: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-01-26-trivia-islets-of

Book Recommendation – Humanae Vitae: https://soundcloud.com/user-546435917/dd2018-01-26-book-rec-humanae

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