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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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Jul 11, 2016

Dr. S. Jay Olshansky discusses the science (and pseudoscience) of aging and how we can influence it.

Jul 4, 2016

Expert nuclear physicist, Dr. Kai Vetter, gives us an update on Fukushima five years after the meltdown.

Jun 27, 2016

Expert nuclear physicist, Dr. Kai Vetter, gives us an update on Fukushima five years after the meltdown.

Jun 20, 2016

Our post Father's Day show covers everything you need to know about Prostate Cancer, and just in time for National Men's Health Week. Dr. AJ Kar joins us.

Jun 14, 2016

Part one of our series covers everything you ever wanted to know about cosmetic breast surgery, but were too shy to ask. Dr. Justin West joins us.

Jun 6, 2016
On today's show, Dr. Sweeny discusses the three remaining presidential candidates and their plans for healthcare with healthcare historian, Dr. Melissa Thomasson.
May 30, 2016
Dr. Sweeny interviews the President of the Association of Medical Ethics about the issue of “Special Fraud Alert”, a warning issued by The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General regarding incentivized surgeries.
May 28, 2016
This week, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences released a study which indicates that there may be a link between cell phones and brain cancer. In today's episode, we revisit "Cell Phones and Brain Cancer" with an update.
May 23, 2016
Dr. Bruce Hoyle discusses varicose veins and spider veins.
May 17, 2016
Are medical mistakes one of the top major causes of death in U.S.? We talk with John James, retired chief toxicologist for NASA and founder of Patient Safety America, to find out.
May 9, 2016
Dr. Zoeller is a professor of biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is one of the principle authors of the World Health Organization and the United Nation's monograph on the state of the science of endocrine disrupting chemicals.
May 2, 2016
Is the eco-apocalypse upon us? Tune in to hear the science of Global Climate Change, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and the ramifications on the environment and all its life forms.
Apr 25, 2016
We talk with NY Times bestselling author, William Davis, MD, about "Wheat Belly" and all things grain.
Apr 18, 2016
Contrary to public perception, physicians are not the top wage earners in medicine. So who is? We examine the most inflammatory aspects of the Broken U.S. Health Insurance System.
Apr 11, 2016

We examine the current expensive, for-profit, private health insurance system in the U.S. and interview Ron Howrigon, an expert who has worked on both sides of the issue.

Apr 4, 2016
On March 25th, The LA Times ran an article on the front page of the Business section entitled: “SURPRISE! YOU’RE COVERED FOR THE HOSPITAL, NOT THE DOCTORS.” In this week's episode, we cover the other side of the story.
Mar 28, 2016
Three distinguished experts help us understand autism. Dr. Paul Wang is the Senior Vice President for Medical Research with Autism Speaks. Dr. Andrea Roberts is from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. And Dr. Jay Gargus is the Director of Center for Autism Research and Translation at the UCI School of Medicine.
Mar 21, 2016
Dr. Sweeny interviews several experts about autism, thimerosal, and the myths and benefits associated with vaccines.
Mar 14, 2016
Patient Safety Analyst, Michelle Feil, discusses distractions in the operating room including doctors taking personal phone calls, posting on social media, listening to loud music, and other distractions.
Mar 7, 2016
Dr. Frederick vom Saal discusses the harmful biological effects of Bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic compound found in everyday plastics.
Mar 7, 2016
Dr. Frederick vom Saal discusses the harmful biological effects of Bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic compound found in everyday plastics.
Feb 29, 2016
Dr. Kelley Tucker discusses a new approach to the treatment and prevention of heart disease and coronary artery disease.
Feb 22, 2016
Dr. Ray Casciari talks all things e-cigarettes, nicotine, and smoking in this week's episode of Straight Talk MD.
Feb 15, 2016
For the post-Valentine's Day blues, Dr. Anita Nelson talks about the real "love bugs", sexually transmitted infections.
Feb 8, 2016
Infectious disease expert, Dr. Philip Robinson, examines the latest CDC guidelines and recommendations about the Zika virus.
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