The Doctors: Why Clinical Trials Are Important
Once again, The Doctors welcomed Dr Freda Lewis-Hall to the show to talk about how you can help find a solution to common medical problems. Dr Lewis-Hall explained that clinical trials are the pathway to medical breakthroughs, but not enough people are volunteering to participate, and she wanted to find out why. Anyone can volunteer for a clinical trial, and Dr Travis Stork explained that typically a clinical trial is a research study where researchers are asking questions to figure out better ways to treat and/or prevent a disease.
Authorized clinical trials are regulated by the FDA, which means your health and safety is protected. Medical advances wouldn’t exist without clinical trials. In a clinical trial, you’re informed about benefits and risks, you’re able to ask questions, you can stop at any time, but there’s no guarantee of success. Simply ask your doctor about any clinial trials you may be eligible for. Dr Lewis-Hall said clinical trial volunteers are heroes in medical advancement.
The Doctors: PregPrep For Those Struggling To Conceive
Would you believe that approximately 10% of all U.S. couples have trouble conceiving? There’s a new at-home kit that can help women get pregnant. It’s called PregPrep, but does it work? Dr Jennifer Ashton explained that it contains an ingredient similar to what is found in cough syrup. It works as a mucus-thinner and has been studied in clinical trials, and can help women conceive. With women with PCOS, they have a better chance of getting pregnant with this product.
If you’re 34-years-old or over and still struggling to conceive, talk to your OB/GYN about your options.
The Doctors: Ellie Goulding Shape Magazine
For The Doctors News in 2:00, it was reported that Ellie Goulding landed the December cover of “Shape” magazine. The 28-year-old wasn’t ashamed to admit that she used to smoke and said “I still drink alcohol. I believe you have to find balance…sometimes at the end of the day, I want to have a drink, and I’m not ashamed of that.”
Goulding has now run five half-marathons and is an aspiring vegan, saying she makes her own green juices every day. She added “It’s actually easy to be a bad vegan because a lot of junk foods are vegan.”
The Doctors: Idris Elba ‘Mens Health’
Idris Elba, the possible next James Bond, landed the December cover of “Mens Health” magazine. He shared that when he’s fit, he’s more focused. Elba said he hated burpees that involved crawling, but does them every day.
The Doctors: Michael J Fox Fundraiser
Michael J Fox’s annual fundraising gala brought out the likes of many different celebrities. The gala was called A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s. The event raised more than $5 million to fund research to find a cure for the disorder. David Letterman spoke fondly of Fox, who performed at the event and said a lot of people are affected by Parkinson’s one way or another.
The Doctors: Hot Chocolate To Lower Heart Attack Risk
For the Doctors’ Prescroption of the Day, they shared a sweet way to cut your risk of a heart attack in the next ten years by up to 30%. Hot chocolate! It’s important that you use plant-based nutrient found in real cocoa, so you have to get the real stuff! It’s all about the flavanoids in 100% cocoa!