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088 – Pickled Turnip Flu Cure

Dr Steve and PA John answer uncensored medical questions. Topics include: podcast rankings, how viruses spread, mood swings, coconut oil for tooth decay, Dr Steve’s dysfunctional family, hip replacement surgery, and a Lady Trucker update.

 

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Thanks as always,

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Steve

085 – One Flu Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Dr Steve recently had influenza despite having a flu shot. Not firing on all 4 cylinders, this show begins a three part drunken holiday special. Topics include testicular cancer, male pattern baldness, and our new friends Marcus and Andrea.

Thanks as always,

yr obt svt,

Steve

Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus

[This website is usually about “shits ‘n’ giggles” (literally, sometimes) but this is an important advisory from the CDC.  Things to do:

  • DON’T PANIC
  • Always wash your stupid hands before eating or after touching something nasty (including human hands)
  • DON’T PANIC
  • Don’t watch “Contagion” anytime soon

Help is on the way; these viruses are susceptible to drugs we already have (e.g., Tamiflu) and a vaccine is in the works for this crappy virus.  Below is the advisory from the CDC.]

On April 1, 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) first reported 3 human infections with a new influenza A (H7N9) virus in China. Additional cases have …

Flu Vaccine Causes Weird Dystonia

Desiree Jennings developed severe side effects from the flu shot she received seven weeks ago, according to the Loudon Times-Mirror.

Before she received the shot, Jennings said she was very healthy and training for a half-marathon. Jennings also was an ambassador for the Washington Redskins, a training program to become a cheerleader.

But 10 days after receiving the flu shot, Jennings said she started experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Jennings’ physical therapist, who works at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland, said the woman has dystonia, a disorder where muscle contractions cause involuntary body jerks and repetitive movements.

“You realize your life is never going to come …

Dr Steve on Montel (and the 3 hour turd-fest audio)

Well, the 3 hour Weird Medicine on the SNV is complete and the feedback was pretty good.   Listening to it, I think the last 2/3rds was better than the first 1/3rd.  We enjoyed doing it, and it was great practice for the Nov 7th LIVE show, and for the Nashville shows that are yet to come (also LIVE).   Who knew Lady Trucker’s doodies would make her a star?  (BTW, you can follow her on Twitter…she’s awful, and that’s why I love her.)

Also, to show how incestuous this business is, I got a call from Mike Opelka, AKA “STUNTBRAIN” …

First Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 Flu cases emerge

The CDC states that the “vast majority” of H1N1 cases have been sensitive to Oseltamivir, the generic name for Tamiflu, an antiviral medication that is used against influenza. This implies that there have been Tamiflu-resistant cases known to the CDC. This is in itself not unusual; influenza virus is known to rapidly mutate and when you’re talking about a population of billions in the world, it makes sense that the virus would “try out” some tricks here and there that would lead to drug resistance. Now a few of those cases are showing up clinically and have been in the …

Weekly H1N1 Update for XM202 and Sirius 197 Listeners

Generally, what’s going on in Asia and the Southern Hemisphere during our summer (remember, it’s their winter) reflects what we’ll see during the winter here. So far, the H1N1 virus shows no signs of mutating into some bizarre “superflu” that the media continues to warn us against. I will repeat this again, no one can predict what this virus will do. It may continue to be a rather mild influenza virus (that still kills a significant number of people worldwide every year), or it could change and become a real problem. Influenza …

H1N1 (Swine) Flu: Don’t Panic (yet) (with O&A audio)

Fox News and other networks have been running a story that “scientists” are “predicting” a resurgence of the H1N1 (Swine) Flu virus this winter, one that will rival the influenza epidemic of 1918. My sources at the CDC tell me that in fact, this is simply a report about a contingency plan by the government in case the worst does happen. No one is able to predict what this stupid virus will do, but planning for the worst is never a bad idea. We talked about this briefly on O&A this morning, albeit in my …

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