Two top doctors present a comprehensive, light-hearted podcast for the hypochondriac in all of us. Christopher Kelly, MD, and Marc Eisenberg, MD, FACC, are highly accomplished physicians and health experts from UNC Health and Columbia University Medical Center, respectively. This podcast is an adaptation of their book "Am I Dying?!: A Complete Guide to Your Symptoms--and What to Do Next," and aims to walk listeners through common symptoms and medical myths to provide a helpful, conversational guide on what to do when you experience symptoms, offering advice on whether to chill out, make a doctor's appointment, or go to the hospital.
Have you ever been stressed out and frightened in an emergency room? The doctors give you advice on how to best navigate the ER, both for yourself and the patient you are advocating for.
Seeing your lunch again sooner than you thought? The doctors discuss when this defensive reflex, which protects the body from poisons, can backfire and make life miserable. Plus, the one drug that leaves its biggest users praying to the porcelain gods.
Loss of Consciousness
Passing out is a scary symptom, but it's not always a sign of a serious problem. In this episode, the doctors talk about what happens in the brain when you pass out, and when to suspect heart troubles. Plus, Chris contemplates the origins of the term "swooning."
Bloating and Gas
Everyone passes gas, but perhaps your tummy is a bit too talkative. The doctors cover the top reasons for excessive bloating and gas, with some tips on how to keep your guts in check. Chris pulls Marc's finger in the soundbooth, and immediately regrets it.
Special Episode: The Cancer Mavericks
A special episode today!
The Cancer Mavericks is a serial deep-dive documentary series telling the previously untold story of the people who pushed like hell against a paternalistic medical establishment and an archaic healthcare system to transform the way we survive cancer in America.
Holding in your cough so no one thinks you have COVID? Locking yourself in the bathroom to privately give your lungs some relief? Learn when a cough is likely to be an infection, and when it's more likely allergies or even acid reflux.
This light hearted podcast is filled with many laughs and tons of information. The episodes are filled with information that I never knew. It is a must listen to podcast. I look forward to Thursday’s.
This is a great concept but these guys tell terrible jokes. They try to do this snarky banter, accusing one another of having different medical problems or being on medications. If it was funny I’m sure I’d enjoy it, but it sounds forced and makes me cringe.
Perfect dose of info
Am I Dying is just right for this boomer. I like the rapport, the pacing and, most of all, the information. These are like-able doctors, authoritative but self-deprecating. They're good at tackling just one pressing question at a time. If the listener hasn't had these worries, I'm sure someone they know someone who has. Definitely worth subscribing. Highly recommend.