The Drs: Making ER Appointment?
As The Doctors pointed out, an emergency room wait can be ridiculously long, but there could be potential solutions to the problem. Many hospitals are trying to “maximize limited resources” and so far, more than 20,000 patients are making ER appointments online. The Doctors welcomed Dr Travis Henson, a medical director for Emergency Services, who said so far they’ve seen a high level of satisfaction and the online appointment system has actually been implemented at over 40 sites so far.
Dr Henson said 86% of people who were polled said they would use it again and even tell their friends about it. Dr Travis Stork said when you have a rush of conditions that overwhelm the emergency department and then you have people who made appointments for non-emergency conditions, some issues could arise. Dr Henson explained that it’s more of an “estimated time of triage” and there’s a disclaimer that other emergencies could delay your care beyond the appointment time.
Dr Henson said, “Patients are consumers and they have choices on where they can go, and we want them to be happy.” He said judging by the survey, patients like it.
The Drs: Avoid Summer Skin Problems
The Doctors then moved on to share that warm weather can increase rosacea flare-ups, folliculitis, and heat rash. Protect your face from the sun at all times, be sure to hydrate, and always try to exercise during cooler times of the day. Most of those skin problems can be avoided, but it also helps to see a doctor if your condition get worse or doesn’t improve.
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The Drs: Jake Gyllenhaal ‘Southpaw’
The Doctors shared their News in 2:00 starting by talking about the boxing movie Southpaw. Jake Gyllenhaal packed on 45 pounds after training for six hours a day for six months for his role in the film. He also learned how to box and did up to 2,000 sit-ups per day!
The Drs: Tom Cruise Stunt In New Mission Impossible
The Doctors then looked at Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. In one scene, Cruise hangs from an airplane 5,000 feet in the air. He was secured by straps that were later digitally removed, but the crew also had to make sure he wouldn’t have to deal with jet fumes or birds. He also had to wear special contact lenses in order to be able to keep his eyes wide open against the wind.
The Drs: The Wolfpack, Angulo Brothers Documentary
The Doctors also talked about the documentary The Wolfpack, which explores the real life story of the Angulo brothers who were locked away from society for years in an apartment in the lower east side of Manhattan. They had no friends and were living on welfare. They escaped their feelings on loneliness by reenacting their favorite movies. Everything changed for the Angulo brothers when one of them escaped.
Do you plan on going to see any of those three movies?
The Drs: What Foods You Shouldn’t Store In The Fridge
The Doctors then shared their prescription of the day, which included three foods you shouldn’t refrigerate. First, onions. The moisture in the fridge can turn onions moldy faster.
Second, basil, which wilts faster in the fridge. Finally, don’t store tomatoes in the fridge, because it can kill the flavor.