The Drs: Heat Stroke Vs Hypothermia
The Doctors played my favorite game: which is worse? This time, they discussed which is worse: heat stroke or hypothermia. A heat stroke is a sustained temperature of above 104 degrees, which can lead to death, and that’s why you don’t leave children or elderly people in hot cars. Between 1999 and 2010, there were about 7,400 deaths in the U.S. from heat stroke. If heat stroke isn’t addressed, it can lead to irreversible neurological damage or death.
But hypothermia killed twice as many people in that decade. Dr Jennifer Ashton said there’s a saying in trauma that when people die of hypothermia, they’re not dead until they’re warm and dead. That’s because when someone goes into such a cold state, it puts them into a hibernating state, which you can potentially recover from. If you’re hypothermic and you get to help and get rewarmed, there’s a chance of a good outcome.
The Doctors disagreed on which they thought was worse, which basically tells you they’re both pretty bad. The elderly are at risk for both and many can die from either one in their own homes. Have a plan if you’re somewhere that could put you at risk.
The Drs: Avoid Wearing Rings When Bloated
Dr Rachael Ross then moved on to share that the right jewelry can transform an outfit from blah to wow! But some accessories can actually hurt you. If it’s that time of the month and you’re retaining water, you may want to avoid wearing tight rings. If you’re feeling bloated, take the rings off. The Doctors said you also want to make sure you get the right fit and the right metal. “Metal” was the word of the day and you can use the word metal to enter for a chance to win a $150 gift card to Katie Design jewelry.
The Drs: Future Cancer Death Decline
The Doctors then shared their News in 2:00, starting by sharing that according to a new study, cancer-related deaths may be rare for anyone under the age of 80 by the year 2050. The projection cites improved therapies and an increase in preventable and curable cancers. Reducing obesity and smoking are key factors in fighting cancers. The study sites a daily aspirin regimen to reduce the risk of cancer for people over 50, but a separate study warns that taking aspirin when not needed can cause other health problems, like gastrointestinal bleeding.
The Drs: Greg Plitt Death
The Doctors then said that details are still emerging in the death of celebrity fitness expert and TV star Greg Plitt. Plitt was 37 years old when he was hit and killed by a train while allegedly shooting a commercial for a protein shake. He used the same train track location in Burbank, California, to shoot numerous fitness videos.
The police believe the death was accidental. One eyewitness said he was wearing all black and may have misjudged the speed of the train, or thought the train was on a different track. Just last week, Plitt was celebrating the premiere of his new Bravo reality series Friends To Lovers.
The Drs: Yolanda Foster, Lyme Disease
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster made headlines this week when she blogged about her relapse with Lyme disease. Foster said that it feels like someone confiscated her brain because she lost the ability to read, write, and even watch TV.
The Drs: Clean Your Sponges
The Doctors then shared that your kitchen sponge is 200,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat, which is why you should disinfect it. Dr Stork said you can put it in boiling water or microwave it. There’s also a device called a Sponge Bath that can clean your sponges for you. Dr Rachael Ross joked that she just goes to the dollar store and buys new ones.