Dec 21, 2015
It's the HOLIDAYS! What could possibly go wrong? This week we bring you a Holiday Special about some of the festive season's worst case scenarios. Dave checks in with Jess and Mel about some potential "Christmas Story" issues, and we find a diagnosis for Tiny Tim.
Dec 8, 2015
This week in Second Opinion we go a little further with all things smokable. Why do people do it?Mel, Jess & Dave Mason ask Dr Ken Starr some questions about addiction, Dopamine and how receptors work. We revisit Medical Marijuana with a personal story about pain relief and speak to Toxicologist, and Associate Prof of Emergency Medicine, USC, Dr Sean Patrick Nordt about the effects of Hookah and carbon monoxide.
Dec 1, 2015
Smoking has been around since at least 5000BC. This episode we discuss the myriad problems with smoking. Specifically we discuss the effects of Cigarettes and Vaping. Oh, and we tell you some interesting facts about Marijuana that you may not know.
Nov 16, 2015
Last weeks episode "Death and Dying" covered a lot of ground. In this Second Opinion, Dave Mason asks Mel and Jess some important follow-up questions about CPR, they speak to Dr Chuck Yowler, trauma surgeon, about Hypothermia and Wendy Roderweiss about end of life care, and the "good death".
Nov 9, 2015
The team explores the spectrum of death - coping with loss, CPR as a superhero cape, and how some medical practices can rescue us from death’s hold.
Oct 26, 2015
The first "Second Opinion" Episode. In these episodes we shall dig a little deeper, define some medical terms and ask the experts. This episode we define REBOA, talk Migraines and get to the bottom of the squirmy truth about Maggot farming.
Oct 19, 2015
We discuss diseases and syndromes that distort reality, past societal failures with mental health as well as the brave story of young Nellie Bly. We also follow Mel down the rabbit hole and find ourselves in rural Australia in the 1970's.
Oct 12, 2015
This episode explores bites. The good and the bad, the Arachnid the Annelid, and the Diptera. How dangerous is the widow spider bite? Do we still use leeches today? We answer these questions and also unveil the squirmy truth about the maggot's role in wound debridement.
Oct 12, 2015
Welcome to the first episode of This Won't Hurt A Bit. Mel Herbert, ER doc wakes up in the middle of the night to the harrowing sounds of a massive crash on his street. This is the story of what happens next.
Oct 7, 2015
Preview of the all new Medical show for everyone. Foolyboo Inc brings you a Medicine, Science, History and Humor Podcast that won't hurt a bit.