Doctor, It Hurts When I Laugh! Hear Dr. Mark Vaughan and Larry Finney discuss current medical and health news topics with a healthy dose of humor.
Dr. Vaughan is the Medical Director of the Auburn Medical Group. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Sutter Independent Physicians. Learn about the Auburn Medical Group atauburnmedicalgroup.com.
Dr. Kevin Hill of Sierra Endoscopy Center talks about being a Gastroenterologist. They speak about Dr. Vaughan's colonoscopy which can be found on YouTube in two versions, the extended edit which is not for general audiences, and the shortened edit.
Catch Doctor Vaughan's COVID-19 Updates.
Dr. Osama Zahriya of Sierra Foothill Surgical Specialists (https://auburnsurgery.com/) speaks about general surgery in Auburn and reminisces with Larry about Larry's hernia surgery experience. Catch Doctor Vaughan’s COVID-19 Updates: http://anchor.fm/covidupdates
The long awaited second half of Larry's discovery of his true roots has arrived.
Larry is a volunteer at the Auburn Joss House: https://www.auburnjosshouse.org/. Catch Doctor Vaughan’s COVID-19 Updates: http://anchor.fm/covidupdates
Placer County Supervisor Jim Holmes speaks about the Board’s letter to the Governor to ask for some Stage 3 reopening allowances. Find Dr.Vaughan’s new daily 5 minute COVID-19 updates podcast at vaughanmd.com.
Vanessa Walker, D.O., Pulmonologist and Critical Care Medicine specialist and co-host of the Lifeon10 YouTube channel joins us to talk about her viral YouTube video and caring for COVID-19 patients in the ICU.
Staged reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic must include testing, isolation, and contact tracing according to many public health experts. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/we-could-stop-the-pandemic-by-july-4-if-the-government-took-these-steps/2020/05/15/9e527370-954f-11ea-9f5e-56d8239bf9ad_story.html
Legionnaire’s Disease in Pennsylvania plumbing, SARS-CoV-2 in semen, and patients in healthcare facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic are what we find during this Mother’s Day episode. Vote for our episode in the My Rode Cast competition at https://myrodecast.com/listen/entry/1071. If you enjoy Medically Speaking Radio please consider giving it a review and rating in iTunes and sharing it with a friend. "Strut That" and "Shout Out" by Will Van De Crommert licensed through Storyblocks.
We know closening is not a word, but we want the opposite of social distancing. We discuss opening restrictions as we continue to endure the coronavirus pandemic. Track the Coronavirus worldwide in realtime. https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html. If you enjoy Medically Speaking Radio please consider giving it a review and rating in iTunes and sharing it with a friend. "Strut That" and "Shout Out" by Will Van De Crommert licensed through Storyblocks.
We must remain kind to others, even when we disagree with them. The debate over social distancing is like any other political issue. Social media makes it too easy to not see others as people when we disagree. Stay civil as we work out the balance between disease prevention and allowing our economy to function. Vote for this episode in the My Rode Cast competition at https://myrodecast.com/listen/entry/1071. Moment of Inspiration (stinger edit) 01 by Jeppe Reil, Thomas Reil licensed through Storyblocks 2020.
Electronic Medical Records (EMR, sometimes EHR) are now used by most doctors in the United States. We discuss the impact of the change to electronic medical records and specifically discuss Dr. Vaughan’s current change from one system to another.
Antibiotic resistance is continually increasing. Hear how you can be a part of the solution. Listener questions about subarachnoid hemorrhage and federal medical record rules are also discussed. Comments from live listening viewers come through Periscope.
We discuss the brain-eating amoeba (Naeglaria fowleri) which killed two people in Louisiana this month. The amoeba is almost uniformly fatal and infects victims when contaminated fresh water enters their nose.
Good medical care is more than just correctly diagnosing and prescribing medical treatment. We discuss the need for medical care providers to adequately connect and communicate with patients in the process of diagnosing and treating. Dr. Vaughan speaks about his new role as the Chairperson for the Sutter Independent Physicians Service Excellence Physician Advisory Council. […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a study this week about the increase and spread of Lyme disease from 1993 – 2012. Dr. Vaughan explains Lyme disease, how it is contracted, its natural disease course, its prevention, and the controversy regarding ongoing symptoms following treatment.
California passed SB277 requiring school children to be vaccinated. It is dangerously close to violating patient autonomy and will probably be ruled unconstitutional for similar reasoning. SB 538, which would expand the scope of Naturopathic Doctors, is also discussed. Please notify your California Assembly Member to vote “No” on SB 538. You may use the […]
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral disease with a high mortality rate and low human transmission rate which is thought to come from camels. We explain why people would consume camel urine. Vote for Medically Speaking Radio for best Health/Fitness Podcast in the Podcast Awards daily (when voting is open in early 2016 […]
Encopresis is defecating in inappropriate locations. It is usually manifested as the repeated soiling of clothing in children over the age of toilet training, often with concomitant constipation. Traditionally it is associated with the psychological concept of being “anal retentive.” We discuss the natural history, cause, treatment, and continuing adult symptoms. Our only regret is […]
Larry and Dr. Vaughan address topics including teenage marijuana use, links between brain cancer and cell phone use, and the seminal truth about Ebola. Ladies Night Out with Sutter Health at the State Theater in Auburn, California.
Dr. Mark Vaughan and Larry Finney discuss genetically modified organisms. They mention the possible link between statements Dr. Oz made about genetically modified organisms and a group of doctors asking for Columbia University to reconsider his faculty appointment. The Institute for Responsible Technology refers to the American Academy of Environmental Medicine for their strongest argument […]
Dr. Brian Kim of the Sutter Medical Group joined us to speak about his specialty of Hematology and Oncology. Topics discussed include: breast cancer screening guidelines, BRCA, 3D mammography and tomosythesis, custom chemotherapy. The US Preventive Services Task Force makes recommendations for routine screening for breast cancer.
No, we are not talking about kids who listen to rap. This week we discussed macular degeneration with Dr. David Norcott of Auburn Eye Care. Dr. Norcott mentioned a commercial genetic test for macular degeneration called Macula Risk. He also mentioned studies by Bausch and Lomb which evaluated vitamins for use in age-related macular degeneration which can […]
Dr. Matthew Janiga of the Sutter Medical Group discusses the field of Urology with our hosts. They discuss prostate cancer and kidney stones. You can make an appointment with Dr. Janiga by calling (530) 889-7488. American Urological Association guidelines for detection of prostate cancer United States Preventive Services Task Force guidelines for prostate cancer screening
In this episode we speak about the outbreak of meningococcemia at the University of Oregon and discuss long-term care and skilled nursing facilities with Nima Pourfathi of Auburn Oaks Care Center. This week a sixth student at the University of Oregon was diagnosed meningococcemia. One of the six students died from the infection in February. The bacteria […]
Dr. James Dunn, Urogynecologist speaks with our live audience on menopause and other issues affecting women’s health. Treatments discussed include hormone replacement therapy with estrogens alone, estrogen with progesterone, Effexor (venlafaxine), Prozac(fluoxetine) and other SSRI anti-depressants, and natural remedies like black cohosh and soy isoflavins.
Herpes Ophthalmicus or eye herpes was the main topic of our talk with David Norcott, OD, Optometrist at Auburn Eye Care. Herpes Ophthalmicus is one possible complication of shingles or chicken pox which are both caused by the herpes varicella-zoster virus.
On a rainy day in February Dr. Vaughan and Larry looked out on a school playground and recorded a podcast. Dr. Vaughan explains how the weather does not cause illness during “cold and flu” season. We mentioned the United States Preventive Services Task Force which publishes recommendations for medical screening tests. We also review typical […]
Dr. Daniel Tsoi, Auburn Cardiologist, puts Medically Speaking Radio to the test by having Dr. Vaughan perform an exercise treadmill test. In addition to the exercise treadmill test, we also discuss other ways that a Cardiologist evaluates a patient for heart disease and the resulting treatments.
Vaccines are discussed in the news right now because of our current measles outbreak, pertussis epidemic, and widespread influenza activity. We review these vaccines and the new pneumonia vaccine recommendations. This show was pre-recorded on January 29, 2015 for release on February 14, 2015. LINKS: California Department of Public Health Pages on: Measles Pertussis […]
Dr. Kevin Hill of Sierra Endoscopy Center joins us to talk about Hepatitis C. He graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1996 before completing Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at Loma Linda University in 2003. Other topics which impacted the show include rectal foreign bodies and fatty liver disease. Larry coined […]
Dr. Vaughan and Larry Finney discuss the ACCORD Trial with Dr. Tsoi. We also spoke about a recent article by Atul Gawande on medical costs. [amazon text=Amazon&template=carousel&asin=0805095152,0312430000,0312427654,]