Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

Did you know that Alabama has been the home of some huge medical milestones? It's true! Join us as we share the inspirational, hilarious and terrifying medical legends of The Yellowhammer State.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones267Alabama.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today, we're honoring the memory of Luke Perry who passed away this week after a stroke. We'll be talking about the history of strokes, but more importantly teach you how to help prevent them and how to spot them when they happen.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones266Stroke.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

This week on Sawbones we complete our three-part series on the MMR vaccine as we make you an honorary Rubella Fighter.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones265Rubella.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:56pm EDT

Everybody loves harnessing the power of reflexology, but what if you want all the great, totally real, not at all fabricated benefits of reflexology, but don't wanna touch people's feet? Friends, auriculotherapy is here for you. ... You're OK with touching ears, right?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones264Auriculotherapy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:36pm EDT

This week on Sawbones we return to the MMR vaccine, specifically the "mumps" part. We'll also meet the brilliant mind behind the vaccine and the tragic reason he never gets the credit he's due.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones263Mumps.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Besides being a king of football and all around touchdown master, did you know Tom Brady endorses a training and nutrition regimen co-created by a guy who got in trouble with the FTC for selling fake cancer pills? Let's talk about TB12.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones262TomBrady.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20am EDT

This week on Sawbones, we'll meet a San Francisco doctor that reimagined how we care for people with drug addiction and got a hit put out on himself in the process.

 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones261RockMedicine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

Imagine a world where Sawbones never existed, medical progress was halted and false wellness ran rampant. That's the horrifying world painted by a recent issue of The Times that Dr. Sydnee and Justin are going to guide you through this week.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones260TheNegativeZone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm EDT

As shelves seem to be overtaken by "pH-balanced" beverages, alkaline water has moved from the fringes into the mainstream. This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin see if every human malady really can be fixed by low-pH water. (Spoiler: No.)

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones259AlkalineWater.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT

Gripe water and colic are a match made in Sawbones heaven: A cure-all and a catch all. This week, we'll explore the history of how a misunderstood diagnosis has helped keep a made-up medicine on the shelves.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones258Colic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm EDT

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