The Doctors: Skin Infection From Pedicure
Even Dr Jennifer Ashton loves a pedicure, but she may think twice after hearing Stacie’s story. A routine pedicure landed her in the emergency room with a leg and foot that was swollen and covered with a red rash. Stacie explained that the manicurist was scrubbing around her big toe and pinky toe with a pumice stone, and kept rubbing until it was painful. Her skin was rubbed raw, introducing an infection to her leg, which took several days to show up. Dr Ashton explained that it was classic cellulitis, which is a skin infection that needs antibiotics.
Know your salon and make sure their tools are clean or even bring your son.
The Doctors: Open-Air Urinal
Next, The Doctors shared that the city of San Francisco recently installed a brand new kind of public restroom causing quite a bit of controversy. It’s an open-air urinal found in historic Dolores Park. It’s an outdoor concrete, circular urinal and was built to combat public urination problems. There are already threats to sue the city if the urinals aren’t removed, saying they’re unsanitary and disguting. A lawyer for a public advocacy group behind the lawsuit, Kevin Snider, explained that it’s about public health because there’s no place to wash their hands. He acknowledged that public urination is an issue in the city, but restrooms with four walls need to be built instead.
The Doctors: Male Pattern Blindness
Have you ever heard of male pattern blindness? One mom’s video about the issue is going viral, and Dr Ashton said she firmly believes that men are genetically blind to certain things such as socks on the floor and a new haircut! Dr Stork exclaimed that men need better glasses! Glasses was the word of the day and you can use the word glasses on The Doctors’ website to enter for a chance to win your very own Dollar Shave Club gift package.
The Doctors: Listeria & Salmonella From Healthy Food
For The Doctors’ News in 2:00, it was reported that the CDC has issues a warning about an outbreak of listeria and several strains of salmonella in several states. The outbreak is linked to foods considered healthy. Thirteen people in four states have been infected with salmonella after eating alfalfa sprouts produced by Sweetwater Farms. Raw organic shakes and meals made by Garden of Life have been linked to 18 cases of salmonella in fifteen states. One person died and eighteen others were hospitalized with listeria after eating packaged salads produced by a Dole processing facility in Springfield, Ohio. The CDC has recalled all products and warned consumers to not eat any that are still out there.
The Doctors: What Occupations Are Most At Risk For Cardiovascular Disease?
The CDC released their findings on heart disease in relation to certain kinds of occupations. The study looked at men and women over the age of 45, and examined the seven key factors of cardiovascular disease: blood pressure, cholesterol, fasting glucose level, body mass index, smoking, diet, and physical activity. The study found that transportation workers have the highest percentage of smokers and food servers have the worst diets. Police, firefighters, and security guards were most likely to be overweight and 69% of sales workers didn’t have ideal total cholesterol. Management professionals had the least amount of smokers and were the most active, which gave them the best scores in the study.
The Doctors: Don’t Drive While Emotional
Before the end of the show, The Doctors revealed what one mistake is five times more dangerous than using your cellphone while driving and could make you ten times more likely to get into a car crash. What is it? Emotional driving, or driving while angry, sad, or agitated! Take a few deep breaths and listen to some calming music, or take a pit stop if needed to prevent an accident.