Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

This week on Sawbones, we meet the first pharmacist in the U.S., visit the New Orleans museum that celebrates his legacy and hunt the ghosts that supposedly haunt it.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones275PharmacyMuseum.mp3
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This week on Sawbones, an unnerving look into the upsettingly modern invention of ingesting bleach for medicinal uses. Content warning: This episode includes descriptions of "therapies" that are being used primarily on children and other vulnerable populations.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones274Bleach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm EDT

We've joked a lot about how Dr. Sydnee doesn't know much about teeth, but this week we're explaining exactly why. It all goes back ... to The Historic Rebuff.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones273Rebuff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:10pm EDT

Sure, an episode about a common blood thinner may not sound particularly sexy. But we'd bet that once you hear the inspiring story of how moldy hay became a life saving medicine (with a detour as a rat poison) you may think differently.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones272Warfarin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm EDT

Dr. Sydnee finally took a much belated trip to the dentists office and she and Justin are celebrating in the only way they know how: Digging through all the retched ways we've tried to fix teeth since the dawn of time.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones271Cavities.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:28pm EDT

We recorded this episode of Sawbones live on the Joco Cruise 2019. (Book your cabin for 2020 now, they're filling up fast!) When confronted with the beauty of the ocean and cool island breezes, Dr. Sydnee's mind turns to the only rational place: Pinworms.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones270Pinworms.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:33pm EDT

Often on Sawbones, we talk about pushers of false cures as if snake oil is a relic of a bygone era. This week on a special MaxFunDrive episode of Sawbones, a reminder that snake oil salespeople are just a present as ever.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones269Snakeoil1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT

This week on Sawbones to celebrate the Maximum Fun Drive we've got a special crossover episode with Shmanners! Let's talk about broken heart syndrome (which is exactly what we'll have if you don't donate!)

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones268BrokenHeart.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:41pm EDT

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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