The Drs: Plastic Surgery As A Gift
The Doctors shared a clip of a man in China who wanted to surprise his girl on her birthday. He made a surprise appointment for his girlfriend to undergo breast augmentation surgery, saying that he thought she would be flattered. She instead went into a rage outside the clinic and literally “kicked him to the curb.”
The Doctors asked their Facebook followers if they would be offended if their significant other gifted them with plastic surgery for something they never thought they needed, and 53% said yes. Surprisingly, the opinions were pretty split. Dr Rachael Ross said she would have been horrified. Dr Jennifer Ashton said a plastic surgeon friend of hers said she should consider plastic surgery, but for her husband.
The Drs: Plastic Surgery Surprise
Dr Drew Ordon said it’s all about how you go about giving plastic surgery as a gift. He said you can buy your significant other a facial or a spa day and probably get some better results. Dr Ordon explained that the more “professional” sizes of implants are usually closer to the woman’s desires rather than the man’s.
Dr Ashton pointed out that the single biggest complaint for women after a breast augmentation is that they’re not big enough.
The Drs: Are Kraft Singles Healthy?
The Doctors then switched topics to talk about cheese. Dr Travis Stork reported that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is launching a Kids Eat Right initiative. The first product they’re choosing to collaborate with is Kraft Singles. It’s causing some controversy because American cheese can’t technically be called cheese, and instead is known as pasteurized prepared cheese product.
The Drs: Processed Cheese Singles
Cheese is becoming a more accepted food, but a healthy diet means eating the right kinds of cheese. Dr Ordon said people have grown up with cheese singles promoted as a healthy way to get calcium and vitamin D. Dr Ross said there are emulsifiers in them, which are endocrine disruptors.
Dr Ashton said the take-home for parents is “the more you eat from the farm, not the factory” the better your overall health will be.
The Drs: Promoting Cheese Singles?
The Doctors reached out to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and received the following statement:
“The Academy and Foundation Boards of Directors hear and understand member and public concerns regarding the Kids Eat Right Initiative. A dialogue is underway. The Board sincerely appreciate the candor, integrity, and concern for consumers’ health, as shown by members and the public who both oppose and support the proposed program. All comments and concerns are being taken into account.”
A Kraft spokesperson also said that the company is proud to collaborate with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s Kids Eat Right Initiative to help parents understand the importance of dairy.
The Drs: Tooth Fairy Inflation
Speaking of children, The Doctors shared that when they lost a tooth as a kid they got excited, because they knew it meant getting some money. A recent poll found that the tooth fairy has given more than $225,000,000 nationwide for teeth. The national average is $3.70 per tooth, but in New York City, the average for one tooth is $13.25.
Dr Ashton said for her kids about 10 years ago, they got $5 for the first tooth. I got $1 for each of my teeth, so these numbers sound crazy to me!
The Drs: Age Limit For Doctors?
The Doctors then shared that 75-year-old surgeon from Oklahoma reportedly removed the wrong teeth on a patient and then tried to extract the tooth on another patient without anesthesia. The surgeon has since shut down his practice, but reports say that he was allegedly working while under the influence, while others say that his mistakes could be due to age-related health issues.
The Drs: How Old Is Too Old To Practice Medicine?
Dr Ordon said other professions like pilots have mandatory retirement at the age of 65. He said he thinks medicine is a little different, because experience and wisdom are different and doctors tend to take good care of themselves. Dr Ashton said the older you get, the more experience you get. But at the same time, younger surgeons know newer techniques.
Like Dr Ross said, age is different from person to person, so it varies greatly. Approximately 71% of Doctors Twitter followers said there should be an age limit to practice medicine.