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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.

Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine Maximum Fun

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    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

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.

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    For MaxFunDrive 2021, Sawbones is talking about gross medicine of a different sort. In the United States (and New Zealand) we see a lot of those commercials for prescription medicines with jaunty names and a full minute disclaimer at the end. How they came to be the norm here is a complicated history of bad medicine and the shifting of credence among doctors, patients, and pharmaceutical companies.

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    • 50 min
    Chlorophyll

    Chlorophyll

    Along with Dr. Sydnee’s amazing videos, TikTok is also a host to an interesting wellness trend: chlorophyll. The green pigment that helps plants turn sunlight into food and oxygen has also been thought to boost your immune system and help with body odor. But chlorophyll as a health food is an idea that dates back to 1930, and spoilers ... it's just as effective now as it was then.

    • 41 min
    Vaccine Verification

    Vaccine Verification

    About a year ago, Sawbones discussed what herd immunity was not. In this episode, we look at how we’ll get there, and what role vaccine verification will play. How has it impacted public health historically, and what can we anticipate in the near future?

    • 52 min
    St John's Wort

    St John's Wort

    A somewhat invasive plant with yellow flowers named after John the Baptist has been used for centuries as a kind of cure all. Dr. Sydnee will lead you through a history of its many applications, what it’s used for today, and explain what exactly is a wort.

    • 38 min
    Gamer Danger

    Gamer Danger

    When the Nintendo Wii was released, it also came with a warning about potential injuries, to yourself and to others. But are video games good or bad for your health? Justin takes the lead to educate, entertain and delight about both the medical harm and medical good that video games can do.

    • 34 min
    Blue Light Therapy

    Blue Light Therapy

    Have you ever noticed an old house house that has blue glass windows? It's pretty, sure, but it's also supposed to provide healing energy. You can thank a man who really liked growing, farming, and . . . colors for this bizarre but beautiful notion. We've got his story (and how his legacy endures) on this week's Sawbones.

    • 36 min

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4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

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I paint and draw (and actually work) while listening to you guys - and more than once I have had to go back and repaint something because I was laughing so so so hard over something Justin og Sidney said! And at work they think I’m weird because I keep laughing - while I’m the only one in a room 😁

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I love this podcast and the mixture of goofs and facts. The two hosts are the cream of the crop and does a great job to make their listeners feel entertained while educating them too. Thank you!

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