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Universal Antivenom: Using Tim Friede’s Blood to Make It

Venom Expert Tim Friede

Universal antivenom: Is it possible? One company is hoping to make it based entirely off of one man’s blood. Venom Expert Tim Friede recently joined the Causes or Cures Podcast to tell his fascinating story. In this episode of Causes or Cures, I chatted with venom expert Tim Friede about his twenty plus years’ “unusual” journey […]

The Rapid Benefit of Quitting Smoking at Any Age, with Dr. Prabhat Jha

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If you or a loved one is thinking about smoking, please send them this podcast episode, the Rapid Benefit of Quitting Smoking at Any Age. Folks who smoked like chimneys for years and think it’s too late to quit, THIS PODCAST IS FOR YOU. Trust me, if you are struggling to find the motivation to […]

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The Impact of Substance Use on Heart-Related Deaths, with Dr. Dmitry Abramov

The impact of substance use on heart-related deaths, with Dr. Dmitry Abramov

What is the impact of substance use on heart-related deaths? Dr. Dmitry Abramov joined me on a recent episode of Causes or Cures to talk about this. He and his team recently conducted research on this topic and published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. In the podcast, he explains how he did the […]

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People Hide They are Sick, Why? With Dr. Wilson Merrell

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People hide they are sick, but why do they do it? In a recent episode of Causes or Cures, I chatted with Dr. Wilson Merrell about his recently published research on the percentage of people who hide they are sick with an infectious disease. In the podcast, he discusses who hides the fact that they […]

Fentanyl Causes a New Prenatal Syndrome, with Dr. Erica Fernandes

Fentanyl causes a new prenatal syndrome

Did you know fentanyl causes a new prenatal syndrome? That is what new research shows, and it adds to the despairing toll that fentanyl is taking on our country. When I was growing up, I never heard about fentanyl. Today, you hear about it all the time. I remember a recent, sad case of when […]

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Unmasking Humanity: the Public Health Imperative of Abandoning Labels

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The Public Health Imperative of Abandoning Labels:  Video and blog by EeKs The Quacks are tired of being called Quacks. The Shills are tired of being called Shills. The Antivaxxers are tired of being called Antivaxxers. This means the hill everyone can meet on…is A Thesaurus. Need to mix it up, folks, mix it up… […]

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Taxes on Sugar Sweetened Drinks: a Public Health win?

Taxes on Sugar Sweetened Drinks

What are your thoughts on taxes on sugar sweetened drinks? Some folks call it the sugar tax or the soda tax. People tend to have strong feelings about taxation, particularly about taxes that may interfere with personal choice. My guess is how you feel about taxation ties into your personal philosophy on what the role […]

Dr. Paul Sutter on Declining Trust in Science & Fraud

Dr. Paul Sutter

Dr. Paul Sutter joined me on an episode of Causes or Cures to talk about declining trust in science. Do you trust science? Why or why not? And think about what may happen if people don’t know who to trust when it comes to scientific information. You could turn that one scenario into its own […]

Dr. Melanie Jay: All about the New Weight Loss Drugs

Dr. Melanie Jay

  Dr. Melanie Jay, a NY-based obesity expert, joined me on the Causes or Cures podcast to talk all the details on the new and extremely popular weight loss drugs (Wegovy, Ozempic (Semaglutide), Manjaro (Tirzepatide), Zepbound). I did a lot of research in preparation for this podcast and relayed questions provided by my listeners. So […]

Dr. Jeffrey Iliff on Sleep Patterns and Cognitive Function

Dr. Jeffrey Iliff

Dr. Jeffrey Iliff recently came on the Causes or Cures Podcast to discuss a hot topic: sleep and cognitive function. This topic appealed to me for two reasons. One, sleep is something we have some control over: in other words, we can adjust the way we sleep to maximize health benefits. And two, rates of […]

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Dr. Chinwé Williams on the Teen Mental Health Crisis

Dr. Chinwe Williams

Dr. Chinwe Williams joined the Causes or Cures Podcast to talk about the teen mental health crisis. Rising rates of depression, anxiety and everything in between are hitting teens and kids…the question is why? Is there one reason? Multiple reasons? What can parents do to help a struggling teen? It almost seems like a trend […]

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