The Doctors: Producer Awake & Watching His Own Surgery
One of the producers for The Doctors chose to stay awake throughout his own knee surgery, and of course, The Doctors captured the whole thing on camera. Jeff admitted to being a little nervous, but he was excited to have his meniscus sewn back together. Not only was Jeff awake throughout the surgery, but he was actually watching it as it happened! Jeff got through the surgery by talking about the McDonald’s he was looking forward to eating afterward. Although they did have to put him to sleep for a short time because of his discomfort, Jeff joked that a root canal was a lot worse than the surgery!
The Doctors: Meniscus Repair
Jeff then joined the show and joked that he needed to see Dr Andrew Ordon for a nose job after seeing the footage of himself. The good news is that just a few days after surgery he was already up, walking around. Dr Justin Saliman, his surgeon, explained that a meniscus tear is one of the most common injuries in medicine. If you tear your meniscus, you can live with the pain and risk arthritis down the road, you can have the meniscus removed which could later lead to a knee replacement, or you can have it repaired and sewn back together.
The Doctors: Avoid Making Allergies Worse
The Doctors then reported that with more than 50 million Americans suffering from allergies, it’s important to avoid making them worse. There are a few surprising ways you could actually be making your allergies worse. First is by not wearing glasses. Soft contact lenses are prone to absorbing airborne irritants and when hay fever season hits, wearing glasses can actually block a lot of irritants from getting into your eyes. Second, drying your clothes outside could make your allergies worse because you’re collecting pollen and bringing it inside.
Third, taking your allergy medicine in the morning could be a big mistake, because allergy symptoms peak in the morning. You’re better off taking the medicine at night before you go to sleep.
The Doctors: Surprising Items You Should Clean
It’s important to keep your home clean to keep your family healthy. The Doctors took the time to share what items you likely don’t clean regularly, but should. First was your credit cards. Think about how many hands can touch them! Just use rubbing alcohol and a clean cloth to wipe them off. Second, be sure to clean your door knobs! Finally, you want to regularly clean your sink faucet.
Faucet was the word of the day and you can use the word faucet on The Doctors website to enter for a chance to win the new Kohler Beckon Kitchen Faucet worth $698!
The Doctors: Mysterious Illness From Genetic Condition
For The Doctors’ News in 2:00, it was reported that a 6-year-old girl stumped doctors when she came in complaining of gastrointestinal issues, periodic seizures, vision problems, and hip dysplasia. Multiple tests failed to provide a proper diagnosis and doctors told the parents they may never know what’s wrong with their daughter. After the girl’s parents posted the story on Facebook, they were led to doctors at Baylor College of Medicine, who were studying seven people with similar conditions caused by a rare genetic condition. The family is now working with researchers and are hopeful for experimental treatment.
The Doctors: Frozen Fruits & Vegetables Recal
The CDC has extended it’s national recall of frozen fruits and vegetables processed at a Washington facility since May of 2014. The FDA believes the products may “have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.” Listeria can cause serious, sometimes fatal infections in children, elderly people, and those with a weakened immune system.
The Doctors: Hepatitis C Deadliest Infectious Disease
Hepatitis C is now the deadliest infectious disease in America. According to the CDC, hepatitis C deaths surpass the total combined deaths from six other infectious diseases, including HIV and tuberculosis. The CDC reported more than 3 million Americans living with hepatitis C, with only about half aware of the infection. There are treatments available that can cure about 90% of people who complete an expensive daily pill regimen for 12 weeks.