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Sickboy is determined to break down the stigma associated with illness and disease. Join Jeremie, Brian and Taylor as they tackle health taboos with people who have experienced them firsthand. Taking the lead from Jeremie's life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis, the three best friends help us understand that sometimes the best way to deal with illness, disease and life is simply to laugh.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.0 • 14 Ratings

Sickboy is determined to break down the stigma associated with illness and disease. Join Jeremie, Brian and Taylor as they tackle health taboos with people who have experienced them firsthand. Taking the lead from Jeremie's life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis, the three best friends help us understand that sometimes the best way to deal with illness, disease and life is simply to laugh.

    More Than Just The Baby Blues - Postpartum Anxiety & Insomnia

    More Than Just The Baby Blues - Postpartum Anxiety & Insomnia

    This week the fellas chat with Suzanne, Mama of two and Disabilities Coordinator at Carleton University! We dive into the world of psychiatric disorders of childbirth. Specifically postpartum anxiety and insomnia! Suzanne has had two very wild rides when it comes to having a baby. Two very different births. One that included a week long insomnia which led to severe anxiety which lasted for quite some time. Through the use of medication, therapy, a rock solid support system and openly sharing her story Suzanne was able to get back on track in order to be the best Mum to Layla and Charlie.

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    • 1 hr
    Fungus Among Us: How Close are We to the Last Of Us Scenario? - Feel Good Friday

    Fungus Among Us: How Close are We to the Last Of Us Scenario? - Feel Good Friday

    This week the fellas chat "The Last Of Us". The HBO show depicts a world overrun by deadly fungi, but experts say the threat is all too real. Fungi can infect and control the brain, killing hundreds of thousands of people annually. The WHO's list of high-risk fungi includes Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida species, and Cryptococcosis neoformans. Cordyceps, the fungus depicted in the show, is real and can change an insect's behavior. Climate change's impact on fungi is also a concern, highlighting the need for more research to understand their potential impact on humans and the environment. Jer went to a medium and took a lil' something something from it. One man wears RayBan smart glasses to record his hallucinations. A baby is born a giant down in Brazil. For WHAT THE HELLTH?! Addicted to drugs or alcohol? No worries! Just grab a piece of skin, edit it with CRISPR, reattach it, and voila! You'll turn your nose up at that bottle of whiskey or that line of coke. Mice experiments were a success and now researchers are seeking FDA approval for human trials. In five years or so, you'll be saying goodbye to your secret stash and hello to addiction-free skin! Who knew the solution was just a small piece of skin away!

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Racism Is A Key Public Health Threat w/ Kwadwo Kyeremanteng

    Racism Is A Key Public Health Threat w/ Kwadwo Kyeremanteng

    Racism, xenophobia and discrimination have a profound impact on health but are largely overlooked. This week the fellas chat with Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, the director of critical care at the Ottawa hospital about his work as a physician leader and the racism he’s experienced during his time as a physician. Be sure to check out all of the amazing work Kwadwo does on social media at @kwadcast on all social media platforms.

    • 55 min
    I Had A Stroke While Having Sex - Misha Montana

    I Had A Stroke While Having Sex - Misha Montana

    Misha Montana is an award-winning adult film star, hardcore wrestler and stroke survivor. This week she sits down with the fellas to talk about her career in hardcore wrestling and the thrill of bleeding in front of a crowd while being tossed around like a ragdoll. Misha is also a stroke survivor! She spills the tea and reveals how she had her stroke in the middle of making coitus. This led to a long recovery where she still doesn’t have movement or feeling in one side of her face. Misha is one tough cookie.

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    • 44 min
    Sally Seat Saver: Navigating Irrational Fears of Seat Saving - Feel Good Friday

    Sally Seat Saver: Navigating Irrational Fears of Seat Saving - Feel Good Friday

    This week the fellas tackle their irrational anxieties. It is common for individuals to experience irrational anxieties, which are fears that are not based on reality or are out of proportion to the situation at hand. Scientists accidentally discovered that life may flash before our eyes as we die... while trying to figure out why an elderly patient's brain was having seizures. Whoopsie! Experts calculated the human brain storage by gauging connections between brain cells and decoded that number into bytes and computer memory units. The memory capacity of the human brain is far more than we ever imagined and even more than the most advanced computers. So next time you are struggling to remember where you put your keys, just remember that your brain is a genius storage device, maybe they are just hiding in one of the quadrillions of bytes. Scientists at the University of St Andrews in Scotland have a very important job ahead of them: figuring out what to do if we ever make contact with aliens. But let's be real, it's not like they're going to be able to come up with a plan better than "run and hide."

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    • 53 min
    Going Out With a Bang...and a Bubble: Reef Memorials

    Going Out With a Bang...and a Bubble: Reef Memorials

    This week the fellas are joined by George from Eternal Reefs. An Eternal Reef is a unique blend of cremation urn, ash scattering, and burial at sea. It is part of a designed reef system created from individual reef balls made of environmentally safe, marine grade concrete that quickly assimilates into the natural ocean environment. These permanent memorials placed on the ocean floor create new marine habitats for fish and other forms of sea life. Eternal Reefs takes the cremated remains of an individual and incorporates them into a proprietary, environmentally safe cement mixture designed to create artificial reef formations. The Eternal Reefs are then placed in one of the permitted ocean locations selected by the individual, friend or family member.

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    • 58 min

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I just listened to the episode on June 4th, 2018 with Alex who was diagnosed with Pompe Disease. I love it because i am currently in the early process of this same thing as her after many years of misdiagnosis so i appreciate the realness of it while getting to laugh about it too. It felt so good to hear another young, athletic female who is going through the same things. Thank you!!

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