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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 Justin McElroy, Dr. Sydnee McElroy

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 14.4K 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.

    Sawbones: Lazarus Syndrome

    Sawbones: Lazarus Syndrome

    What if someone was declared dead . . . only for their heart to start beating again? This is a phenomenon sometimes called "Lazarus Syndrome" or "auto resuscitation after failed pulmonary resuscitation". Dr. Sydnee and Justin discuss the outline of exactly what needs to occur, some possible reasons this might happen, and a few wild examples.

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 39 min
    Sawbones: Sea Moss

    Sawbones: Sea Moss

    Another day, another fad superfood on social media! Sea moss, or carrageenan or Irish moss, has historically been used for ulcers and sore throats, but does it actually have any proven medical use? Well, no, but it’s probably a good vegan substitute for gelatin.

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 40 min
    Sawbones: Interpreting Research

    Sawbones: Interpreting Research

    With so much medical research out there on internet, how can you sort through what's based in science and what's just three people in a room? Dr. Sydnee discusses the all the different factors to think about when deciding how much weight to give any article or study. There's a lot!

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 41 min
    Sawbones: Gamer Pills

    Sawbones: Gamer Pills

    If you want to Get Good at video games quickly, are there any magic pills you can take? Well, there are people trying to sell them to you. Justin and Dr. Sydnee look at some supplements that claim to give gamers better focus and more energy, none of which are doctor-approved.

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 51 min
    Sawbones: Can You Lick the Capsaicin Patch?

    Sawbones: Can You Lick the Capsaicin Patch?

    Dr. Sydnee and Justin are welcoming in the spring and allergy season with listeners' strangest medical questions! Why do some people get goosebumps when they do alcohol shots? Does baking soda work for bug bites? Do people with facial hair get more sick? And for real, how long can you REALLY actually look at an eclipse before it's unsafe?

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 52 min
    Sawbones: Bad Bugs

    Sawbones: Bad Bugs

    There are many ways people get sick, but sometimes diseases are carried to people by insects. Dr. Sydnee and Justin talk about the top ten "bad bugs" including mosquitoes, ticks, assassin bugs, and some beetles that are big and bad.

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14.4K Ratings

14.4K Ratings

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I would

I would let Justin be my full time doctor for sure.

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1 star for the theme song

Look this is way better than a 1 star show, in fact maybe it’s like a 4.8. But I need to make a disproportionately low rating because no one is talking about how annoying the theme song is, it’s so unbelievably, excruciatingly annoying, and it goes on for so long. Can you please change it?

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Quit begging for money

If you can’t afford to do a podcast, don’t do it you guys interrupt the show for ad revenue and still, you are begging your listeners for more money the state of the economy.

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