The Doctors: Dr Andrew Ordon Health Scare
Dr Andrew Ordon had some concerning symptoms worth looking into, which is why he went to see Dr Bradley Jabor a radiologist and cancer specialist. He was getting up every couple of hours through the night, so he wanted to look into whether there was something wrong with his prostate. He had a number of abnormalities in his prostate, pushing into the bladder, so Dr Jabor joined the show to share what he found.
The Doctors: Screening For Prostate Cancer
The MRI showed a worrisome abnormality, but upon further testing found that it wasn’t cancerous. Dr Jabor then explained that the prostate specific antigen or PSA is a great way to avoid invasive procedures to check for abnormalities. There are so many advancements in medicine nowadays that checking for prostate cancer doesn’t have to be painful or even uncomfortable so there’s no excuse for not getting checked!
The Doctors: Organic Tampons
Organic tampons? Yes, they’re real and the Honest Company founded by Jessica Alba recently released them, and they flew off the shelves! Dr Jennifer Ashton explained that these weren’t the first organic tampons in the market, but she supports the idea of them. Cotton becomes white when it’s chemically treated and there are some people who believe that using a lifetime-worth of regular tampons could be bad for their body. Dr Ashton’s personal experience found that they were more expensive and less absorbant, but it’s a personal preference.
The Doctors: Makeup For Dating App Profiles
The Doctors then moved on to talk about the dating app Tinder where users will swipe right for the people they like. One woman did an experiment where she made two identical profiles and in one profile photo she was wearing full makeup while the other one she was all-natural. She swiped right 100 times for each profile and got 47 matches with full makeup and only 17 for her bare-faced look.
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The Doctors: Executive Action To Stop Gun Violence
For The Doctors News in 2:00, it was reported that President Obama’s executive action to stop gun violence in America will make it easier for doctors to report mentally ill people to the FBI background check system. Some state officials are worried about privacy issues under HIPPA regulations but the Health and Human Services Department have agreed to report important mental health information for background checks similar to the reporting of criminal history. According to the White House, there have been more than 30,000 shooting deaths in America and more than 20,000 Americans commit suicide with a gun each year.
The Doctors: ‘Body Team 12’
There’s a documentary produced by Paul Allen called Body Team 12 that shows one of the most dangerous and gruesome jobs in the world: collecting dead bodies from the streets of the Ebola zone. Through the eyes of the only female worker who is a mother and caretaker, a picture of heroism emerges as the West Africa situation comes to light.
The Doctors: Take That First Step!
For The Doctors Prescription of the Day, Dr Travis Stork commended Melissa for taking the first step to overcome her sugar addiction. Dr Stork pointed out that all it takes is just one step to make today the day you turn your health and life around.