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Straight Talk MD: Health | Medicine | Healthcare Policy | Health Education | Anesthesiology

Straight Talk MD is a podcast that examines current hot-button healthcare issues from the informative and unconventional point of view of Dr. Frank Sweeny. With over twenty-five years of experience as a medical doctor, he approaches the latest and greatest topics with a skeptical mind, presenting all the information, so you can decide for yourself.
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Dec 28, 2016

Bioethicist Gregory Pence discusses ethical issues in treating alcoholism.

Dec 20, 2016

Sam Quinones joins us to talk about his book, Dreamland, and the origin and evolution of the prescription painkiller and heroin addiction epidemic in the U.S.

Dec 11, 2016

Dr. Anna Lembke discusses “Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health” and what we can do about the addiction epidemic in America.

Dec 5, 2016

The executive director of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, Andrew Kolodny, discusses the prescription opioid and heroin addiction crisis.

Nov 28, 2016

Tom Shroder, discusses his remarkable book, “Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal,” that chronicles the evolution of psychedelic drugs.

Nov 21, 2016

Dr. Anna Lembke discusses the forces behind the prescription pill epidemic and how we can solve it.

 

Nov 14, 2016

We examine the controversies surrounding ADHD with Dr. Stephen Hinshaw, author of the critically acclaimed book, “The ADHD Explosion” and come up with the answers.

Nov 6, 2016

Healthcare policy expert, Rick Mayes, discusses where Obamacare is headed depending on who wins the election on November 8th.

Oct 30, 2016

Healthcare economist and President of Fulcrum Strategies, Ron Howrigon, is back in the virtual studio to discuss the status of Obamacare, and to answer the four-trillion dollar question: Is Obamacare Terminal?

Oct 22, 2016

In Part I of this series, healthcare expert, Ron Howrigon of Fulcrum Strategies, explains the broken U.S. health insurance system and why it cannot last.

Oct 17, 2016

Award-winning climate scientist and author, Michael Mann, talks about his new book “The Madhouse Effect,” climate change science, and why a small minority of scientists and politicians go to great lengths to deny, distort, or confuse the public on what the climate science tells us.

Oct 10, 2016

Dr. John Gleaves talks everything you ever wanted to know about sports doping, but didn’t know to ask.

Oct 4, 2016

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we invited Dr. John West back to the podcast to discuss optimal breast care.

Sep 26, 2016
We interview anesthesiology expert, Dr. Klane Hales, about the most common questions regarding anesthesia management for total hip and total knee replacement.
Sep 19, 2016
In this episode, we continue our discussion about ADHD with Dr. Lawrence Diller, a physician who has been treating patients with this disorder for over three decades and has testified before Congress as an expert witness to the President.
Sep 12, 2016
While six out of every one hundred children receive a stimulant for ADHD, twice that number have been labeled with ADHD. Why this meteoric rise in the diagnosis of ADHD? Why this dramatic rise in the use of stimulants to treat ADHD in the past four decades? Rick Mayes explains.
Sep 6, 2016

In this episode, Dr. Sweeny explores other medical and non-medical uses of the “eight billion amphetamine pills” and what lead to the end of “America’s First Amphetamine Epidemic.”

Aug 29, 2016

We examine the meteoric rise in the use of Amphetamines in American culture and “America’s First Amphetamine Epidemic” with Nicolas Rasmussen.

Aug 22, 2016
Dr. Sweeny interviews nationally recognized experts to set the record straight on the controversy surrounding vaccines and the current state of the scientific knowledge surrounding vaccine safety. Our diverse group of experts includes a geneticist, a pediatrician, an infectious disease expert, an epidemiologist, an autism expert, and a mercury expert.
Aug 22, 2016
Dr. Alberto Mendivil talks Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), warts (literally) and all. He discusses the vaccine, cancer, and how men and women are both at risk. Tune in for a special re-release for Vaccine Awareness Month.
Aug 15, 2016
Our guest, Dr. Marjorie Stiegler, presents simple strategies that can be implemented to reduce cognitive errors and enhance patient safety.
Aug 8, 2016

Despite evidence-based guidelines, protocols, and algorithms becoming available, why have patient deaths due to medical error increased? Dr. Marjorie Stiegler explains.

Aug 1, 2016

What is the solution to the air pollution and world climate change problem? Tune in as our guest, Mark Jacobson, discusses a detailed roadmap of exactly how we can supply all the world’s energy needs from wind, water, and solar power by the year 2050.

Jul 25, 2016

Is anesthesia safe for infants and children? Does general anesthesia have any long-term effects on learning, memory, or behavior? We welcome Dr. Paul Yost back to the podcast to explain.

Jul 17, 2016

In Part II of our series, Dr. S Jay Olshansky discusses longevity and life expectancy, and what the most powerful influences are on both.

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