Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine podcast

Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.

Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.

 

#494

Sawbones: Sea Moss

Another day, another fad superfood on social media! Sea moss, or carrageenan or Irish moss, has historically been used for ulcers and sore throats, but does it actually have any proven medical use? Well, no, but it’s probably a good vegan substitute for gelatin.  Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

09 Apr 2024

40 MINS

40:36

09 Apr 2024


#493

Sawbones: Interpreting Research

With so much medical research out there on internet, how can you sort through what's based in science and what's just three people in a room? Dr. Sydnee discusses the all the different factors to think about when deciding how much weight to give any article or study. There's a lot!  Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers [https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/] (https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/) ... Read more

04 Apr 2024

41 MINS

41:49

04 Apr 2024


#492

Sawbones: Gamer Pills

If you want to Get Good at video games quickly, are there any magic pills you can take? Well, there are people trying to sell them to you. Justin and Dr. Sydnee look at some supplements that claim to give gamers better focus and more energy, none of which are doctor-approved.  Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers [https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/] (https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/) ... Read more

28 Mar 2024

51 MINS

51:13

28 Mar 2024


#491

Sawbones: Can You Lick the Capsaicin Patch?

Dr. Sydnee and Justin are welcoming in the spring and allergy season with listeners' strangest medical questions! Why do some people get goosebumps when they do alcohol shots? Does baking soda work for bug bites? Do people with facial hair get more sick? And for real, how long can you REALLY actually look at an eclipse before it's unsafe?  Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

19 Mar 2024

52 MINS

52:07

19 Mar 2024


#490

Sawbones: Bad Bugs

There are many ways people get sick, but sometimes diseases are carried to people by insects. Dr. Sydnee and Justin talk about the top ten "bad bugs" including mosquitoes, ticks, assassin bugs, and some beetles that are big and bad.  Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

12 Mar 2024

43 MINS

43:03

12 Mar 2024


#489

Sawbones: IVF

Started in the 1930s by scientist Dr. Miriam Menkin, in vitro fertilization is a medical procedure to help with fertility that took until the 1970s to have results in humans. With some drastic misunderstandings going on in the news, Dr. Sydnee and Justin go through the long history of in vitro fertilization and its importance in fertility and contraception today. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

05 Mar 2024

49 MINS

49:00

05 Mar 2024


#488

Sawbones: Knock Knock Hi

Justin and Dr. Sydnee are joined by parallel-universe versions of themselves, The Glaucomfleckens!  The two doctor-spouse duos talk about Will and Kristen Flanary's journey into podcasting, including serious medical scares, balancing work and kids, and social media.  KNOCK KNOCK HI: https://glaucomflecken.com/podcast/  Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

27 Feb 2024

50 MINS

50:26

27 Feb 2024


#487

Sawbones: Tongue Ties

A tongue tie is not just a turn of phrase, it's a medical condition in which the frenulum under your tongue is too thick and restricts your lingual movement. For a long time, a procedure to cut it has been done as a solution to some breastfeeding woes. But should it be? Dr. Sydnee and Justin talk about the history of this procedure and the medical field's view on it today.  Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

13 Feb 2024

51 MINS

51:45

13 Feb 2024


#486

Sawbones: Aquatofana

Normally Sawbones talks about medical cures, whether real or fake, but today Dr. Sydnee and Justin are diving into the opposite. There was a time when women in bad marriages and needed a way out could turn to Julia Tofana who offered a secret, untraceable poison and, maybe, a chance at freedom.  Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

06 Feb 2024

37 MINS

37:30

06 Feb 2024


#485

Sawbones: Gallstones

Do you even know where your gallbladder is? Maybe it's not so surprising that millions of Americans don't know they have a gastrointestinal disorder caused by gallstones. Dr. Sydnee and Justin go through the history of gallbladder disease, and why the icky medical mnemonic of "forty, fat, and fertile" is misleading and maybe even harmful. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

30 Jan 2024

42 MINS

42:39

30 Jan 2024


#484

Sawbones: Dr. Scholl's

In a continuation from last week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are focusing on a particular Doctor Brand: Dr Scholl's. Who was Dr. Scholl, what was his medical training, and why was he so interested in fixing feet?  Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

23 Jan 2024

40 MINS

40:18

23 Jan 2024


#483

Sawbones: Doctor Brands

A lot of brands name themselves "doctor" – but how many of them are named after actual medical doctors? Justin takes the wheel with a little quiz for Dr. Sydnee and the listeners on Dr. Pepper, Doc Martens, Dr. Teal, and more.  Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

16 Jan 2024

42 MINS

42:05

16 Jan 2024


#482

Sawbones: Home Alone 2

What would really happen to someone stuck in all of Kevin McCallister's traps? Dr. Sydnee and Justin return to discuss the even more outrageous and even more dangerous injuries the Sticky Bandits sustain in Home Alone 2.Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

19 Dec 2023

50 MINS

50:00

19 Dec 2023


#481

Sawbones: Why Don’t Americans get De-Wormed?

Shrug off that winter chill with a warm bowl of listener-submitted medical questions. Questions like: Am I giving away my immunity with a blood donation? Can antibiotics make colds worse? Can you cough while sleeping? Are we really new people every seven years? And is there any real health benefit to shaving my armpits? Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

12 Dec 2023

41 MINS

41:36

12 Dec 2023