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Straight Talk MD

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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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
Dec 21, 2015
Plastic surgeon Josef Hadeed discusses a wide array of surgical options for trans folks wishing to make the complete transition. Also on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/transgender-transition-part/id1060256849?i=359329455&mt=2
Dec 14, 2015

In part one of our transgender series, Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy discusses the facts, complexities, and hardships for individuals with gender dysphoria.

Dec 7, 2015

Our guest, Dr. John West discusses all aspects of breast cancer awareness, treatment, and prevention.

Nov 30, 2015

Dr. Anita Nelson, a professor emerita at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the former medical director of the women’s healthcare program at Harbor-UCLA medical center, and esteemed author of Contraceptive Technology, reassures us that medical researchers are actively pursing ways to advance and improve contraceptive technology.

Nov 30, 2015

As a renowned physician of hematology and oncology in both pediatrics and adults, Dr. Leonard Sender shares his expertise on leukemia and other cancers.

Nov 30, 2015

Frank Sweeny and Dr. Jeffrey Johnsrud, a board certified general surgeon, break down the metabolic, physiological, and societal/cultural aspects of obesity.

Nov 18, 2015
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. This season features interviews and solo podcasts on everything you wanted to know about healthcare and medical issues, but didn't know to ask. Tune in November 30th for the premiere, and check back weekly for new episodes on many more topics.
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