More Than Just a Haircut: The Role of Barbershops in Healthcare

From Healthcare Triage. Barbershops have long played a significant social, economic, and cultural role in African-American life. Barbershops foster both confidentiality and camaraderie, which seems like a good environment to talk to men about hypertension. Consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/healthcaretriage Aaron has a new book out! It’s called The Bad Food Bible: How…

The Harms of Marijuana

From Healthcare Triage. Subscribe to Healthcare Triage! https://bit.ly/2GlEYWG We’ve talked in the past about the positives of Marijuana use. What are the harms? From pregnancy effects to impaired driving to memory and concentration, Aaron will tell you how pot might hurt you. *** Aaron has a book out now! It’s called The Bad Food Bible:…

Organ Transplants are AMAZING

From Healthcare Triage. This week on the Healthcare Triage Podcast, we’re sitting down with Dr. Jonathan Fridell, organ transplant surgeon. He and Aaron talk all about how exactly organs get moved from one person to another, and I can tell you, it is FASCINATING. Subscribe to Healthcare Triage! https://bit.ly/2GlEYWG *** Aaron has a book out…

Yellow Fever, Theranos, and Low Nicotine Cigarettes

From Healthcare Triage. On this Healthcare Triage News, we’re talking about an outbreak of Yellow Fever in South America, and why there aren’t enough doses of the highly effective vaccine on the market. We’ll also look at developments in the huge and fascinating Theranos case, with all the fraudulent blood tests, and we’ll look at…

Heart Stents, Angina, and the Placebo Effect

From Healthcare Triage. Stents are a popular treatment for angina pectoris, or chest pain usually resulting from narrowed arteries. Getting a stent is a serious procedure, with no small risk associated with it. And recent studies indicate that stents don’t do much to reduce recipients’ chance of future heart problems. They do offer some pain…

Quit Your Job if You Want to Live!

From Healthcare Triage. Retiring early may lengthen your life. Several recent studies have noted that retiring early can increase life expectancy. It worked for the Dutch, so it might work for you. Conventional wisdom often points to work keeping you young and giving you purpose and camaraderie. But, the number seem to indicate that cutting…

Why Won’t the US Study Gun Deaths?

From Healthcare Triage. Guns are in the news A LOT these days. The RAND Corporation recently unveiled a huge study on guns. We’re going to talk about the miniscule amounts that are spent on studying guns, and look at the evidence around regulating guns and the effects that can have on pubic health. The cool…

The Longer Term Impact of Short Term Plans

From Healthcare Triage. The Trump administration can still do plenty to mess with the Affordable Care Act. We warned about that in many episodes, and it’s coming to pass. Aaron has a book out now! It’s called The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully. You can order a copy now!!! Amazon –…