The Drs: Red Wine Benefits
The Doctors shared that recent studies have been released that may make us like wine even more. While drinking too much alcohol can wreck havoc on your health, new research says drinking red wine may help in fighting cancer. A University of Colorado team found that a chemical in red wine and grape skins decreased a tumor’s size and prevented the growth of new tumors in cancer-stricken mice. But should we go running for a bottle of red wine?
Dr Travis Stork shared that wines that haven’t been treated with pesticides have better concentrations of resveratrol. Resveratrol is an extremely powerful antioxidant, and is anti-inflammatory. The Doctors suggested trying organic wine. “Organic” is the word of the day and you can use the word organic to enter for a chance to win bottles of organic wine from Ziobaffa on The Doctors website.
The Drs: Pacemaker Device To Help Obese Patients
The Doctors then shared their News in 2:00, starting by sharing that the FDA has approved a pacemaker-like device that is implanted into the abdomen to trick the body into thinking it’s full. It can help adults with obesity-linked conditions like type-2 diabetes. According to a company press release, the implanted electrodes are designed to block signals along the nerves that connect to the stomach. Costs for the implant are similar to those for gastric surgery, so tricking your body can cost upwards of $30,000-40,000.
The Drs: Red Cross Worker Died Of Ebola
The Red Cross has confirmed that a male nurse has died of Ebola in Sierra Leone. It is the first death of a Red Cross worker or volunteer since the outbreak. To date, there have been over 21,000 confirmed cases of the virus, resulting in over 8,000 deaths. The Red Cross says the man had contact with 29 people who are now being monitored for symptoms.
The Drs: How Bradley Cooper Prepared For American Sniper
The Doctors then shared that Bradley Cooper just landed a Best Actor nomination for his portrayal of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in the Clint Eastwood film American Sniper. Cooper shared with News in 2:00 the challenges he faced to transform himself to play Chris. He shared that he was 185 pounds while Chris was 230 pounds, so he had to figure out how he talked and walked, and the only way to do that was to get as big as he was. With the help of a trainer and a 5,000 calorie a day diet, Cooper packed on 40 solid pounds.
The Drs: Tracking Prescriptions
The Doctors shared that if you’re responsible for giving someone else medications, you have to have a plan. It’s not a bad idea to have a plan for yourself as well. The Doctor’s prescription of the day was to make notes as far as your prescriptions go. Dr Stork said whatever works best for you, if you have a one-week supply of medicine, you can check off on the bottle to make sure you’ve taken you AM and PM doses for each day. If it’s longer than that, you can put the date down or use post-it notes. You don’t want to double up or forget a dose completely!