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Ep 111 Sciatica and Low Back Pain with Faaiz

On this episode, Faaiz Siddiqui, a premed intern, discusses a case of sciatica with Dr. Emran. Sciatica is an extremely painful lower back condition. The sciatic nerve is 1 of the largest nerves in the human body. There is a left and a right sciatic nerve. It begins...

Ep 110 What extra Vitamins do Vegetarians need?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/simplehealthradio/vegetarian_diet_and_vitamins_final.mp3 What vitamins should be supplemented if I am vegan?   Val and Cord from The General Conversation Podcast are part of our online community and they have a unique format for their...

Ep 109 What is Fried Rice Syndrome?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/simplehealthradio/Ep.108_What_is_Fried_Rice_Syndrome.mp3 What is Fried Rice Syndrome? Each year, over 63,000 cases of food poisoning occurred due to one specific bacteria. That bacteria is called Bacillus cereus. It is an unusual cause of...

Ep 108 Why are blood thinners stopped before surgery?

When a patient is on a blood thinner, why do they have to stop it a few days before having a procedure?   Today's question comes from Terry Fletcher who is the producer of the CodeCast podcast. She is an expert medical coder and builder. She has a whole series of...

Ep 107 Why does Ambien have a black box warning?

Why did the FDA assign a black box warning to Ambien? The FDA is the Food and Drug Administration. They are a federal agency responsible for the safety and monitoring of prescription medications. Recently a new pattern of illnesses was identified called "complex sleep...

Ep 106 COPD

Over 120,000 people die each year due to COPD Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema are the types of COPD COPD is the #3 cause of death in the US Pulmonary Rehab helps prevent deaths from COPD Smoking is the #1 cause of COPD COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary...

Ep 104 Is there an outbreak of Hepatitis A in the US?

A listener from California recently asked: "Is there an outbreak of Hepatitis A in the US? Yes, there is a national outbreak of Hepatitis A with clusters in multiple states. Hepatitis is an infection or inflammation of the liver. People with hepatitis A often have...

Ep 103 What causes Gout?

By Dr. Emran from Simple Health Radio Today's question comes to us from Ricardo in Dallas. Ricardo asks: What causes gout? Gout is a very painful type of arthritis. Last year, over 8 million Americans suffered from an episode of gout. It is tremendously painful...

Ep 102 Achilles Tendon Tear with Faaiz Siddiqui

Faaiz Siddiqui, a pre-med intern with Dr. Emran, asks questions about a patient that was recently seen in the clinic with an ankle injury. Through examination and testing, it was discovered her an achilles tendon tear. Many athletes suffer achilles tendon tears which...

Ep 101 Why do people commit suicide?

By: Dr. Emran of Simple Health Radio One of our online followers reached out to me with a question that she had been thinking about. Her name is Terry and she is the founder of a nonprofit called Giving Voice to Mental Illness. She is also the co-host and producer of...