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I’m a skeptic searching for the truth in all matters related to science and medicine, especially where it intersects with economics, politics, and public health. The truth is out there and we’re going to find it together...
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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.
Feb 1, 2016
Based on current trends, colorectal cancer will almost double in young people between the ages of twenty to thirty-four years old by 2030. Dr. Craig Ennis is our guest expert who examines the causes, screening process, and steps you can take to prevent colon cancer.
Jan 25, 2016
Dr. Alberto Mendivil talks Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), warts (literally) and all. He also discusses the vaccine, cancer, and how men and women are both at risk.
Jan 21, 2016
Propofol gets a bad rap because it’s associated with the death of pop star, Michael Jackson, but it is still widely used in surgery centers all over the world. In this special episode of Straight Talk MD, Dr. Sweeny addresses various concerns and answers the question on everyone’s mind: Is propofol safe?
Jan 18, 2016
Dr. Paul Yost discusses anesthesia and its effects on children. He examines multiple exposure concerns and how it affects brain development, IQ, behavior and more. Sometimes surgery is necessary and the use of anesthesia is unavoidable, so how can we minimize the risk? Tune in to find out.
Jan 14, 2016
Dr. Bruce Blumberg discusses the harmful effects of environmental toxins on our health and how they are a contributing factor to the growing obesity epidemic. Dr. Blumberg takes an in-depth look at BPA, obesogens, endocrine disruptors, and more.
Jan 11, 2016
Can cell phones cause brain cancer? The majority of Americans think it's possible, and scientists are divided. In this special episode of Straight Talk MD, Dr. Frank Sweeny takes an unbiased look at the evidence, addresses some very unsettling science, and reveals shocking truths.
Jan 4, 2016
Professor John Cawley, the foremost expert on the economics of obesity, thinks outside the box in this discussion of the economic causes, consequences, and approaches to the treatment and prevention of obesity. Full podcast available on iTunes on Monday, January 4th!
Dec 28, 2015
Dr. Peter Fotinakes discusses sleep, its disorders, and why adequate sleep is so vital to our overall health. Also on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sleep-talk/id1060256849?i=359695465&mt=2
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