Drs: What Is Phubbing? + Dynamic External Fixation For Arthritis

The Doctors: Are You A Phubber?

Have you ever been talking to someone or been in the middle of a conversation when you suddenly stop and look at your phone? If so, you’re a phubber, which means you use your phone to snub someone. James Roberts, a PhD marketing professor at Baylor University in Texas coined the term after realizing that almost half of adults they studied experience phubbing by their significant others. The act can affect your relationships.


Dr Andrew Ordon said there are rules, including that it’s okay to phub someone as long as you say “Excuse me” and explain why it’s important to check your phone. Dr Travis Stork said he thinks Dr Jennifer Ashton is a phubber and Dr Ordon said she has reasons to do it. Dr Ashton said she even phubs at the dinner table and her teenage kids have even called her out for it. Just practice taking breaks from your phone.

Drs: What Is Phubbing? + Dynamic External Fixation For Arthritis

The Doctors explained what phubbing is and why you’re likely guilty of it. Plus, what you can do to avoid it in the future. (joi / Flickr)


The Doctors: Get That Runner’s High!

Do you know exercise stars like Heidi Klum and Kevin Hart like to engage in the most? Running! Running can give you a mental boost and increase your confidence. A new study shows the runner’s high is actually similar to being high in marijuana! There are internal, “marijuana-like chemicals” and your body releases more of those when you run. When you let your body to just feel good, that’s a great high. Another great thing about running is that when you’re done, it’s time for a snack!

Snack was the word of the day and you can use the word snack on the Doctors’ website to enter for a chance to win a BergHOFF Perfect Slice 9×13 cake pan and a round cake pan, worth $130!

The Doctors: Dynamic External Fixation

The Doctors then shared images of the effects of rheumatoid arthritis on a 29-year-old man. His pictures recently went viral and The Doctors explained that rheumatoid arthritis typically affects the joints. He recently underwent a procedure that was his last hope for restoring normal function to his fingers. The procedure is called Dynamic External Fixation, and the doctor who did it compared it to orthodontic-type work. The external device works like braces to correct the deformity slowly over time. Slowly, the device will let the hand begin to work like normal again.

Dieter joined the show over the phone and explained that his developed arthritis in his hands seemingly overnight in his early 20’s, and it spread throughout his entire body. Since getting the device, he said it’s painful, but he’s slowly but surely noticing a difference. He said it’s good that people realize a disease like RA can happen to anyone, no matter your age.


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