We discuss diseases and syndromes that distort reality, past societal failures with mental health as well as the brave story of young Nellie Bly. We also follow Mel down the rabbit hole and find ourselves in rural Australia in the 1970's.
ER doctors are expert life savers, but what about the rest of us? What can you do to prepare yourself for common life-threatening situations? In this episode we look at three common scenarios—choking, anaphylaxis, and the unresponsive person—to see what you can do to help. We also talk to expert lifesaver, 8-year-old Andrew Ramirez, about what it takes to be a hero.
Warning: This month’s episode might be our most disgusting yet! It’s about the wild world of helminths. What’s a helminth, you ask? A parasitic worm!
In this episode we look back at some questionable medical practices that haven’t quite stood the test of time. How does a smoke enema sound? Or heroin as a cough suppressant? How about blood letting?
A football helmet, wire cutters, alcohol, a metal detector, cocaine and superglue? Sounds like a recipe for disaster. But each of these things can be found in the ER. This episode Jess and Mel quiz Dave on things that you wouldn't expect to find in the ER.
This episode might actually hurt just a little bit, as we are talking about animal bites! What are the most common bites?