EP 854 News of the Week

Summary: Every week, Dr. Roizen discusses the latest health headlines YOU need to know.
Air Date: 9/5/17
Duration: 21:47
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
EP 854 News of the Week
In this episode, Dr. Roizen talks about the latest health headlines that YOU need to know, including the following topics: 

  • Leftover opioids are a common dilemma for surgical patients. More than 1/3 of Americans were prescribed opioids last year.
  • 13 Reasons Why (Netflix) may have triggered online suicide searches.
  • Gum infections linked to several cancers in women.
  • Sleep study finds the fewer hours you snooze, the heavier you are.
  • Workplace accident death rate is higher for older adults.
  • 15 states have now repealed the EPA's stricter regulations for air quality standards.
  • Weight gain between pregnancies is tied to gestational diabetes.
  • Can a drink a day keep diabetes away?
  • FDA aims to lower nicotine in cigarettes.
  • Being born in the U.S. "Stroke Belt" is tied to higher risk for dementia.
  • Good news on headphones and hearing loss.
  • PLUS so much more...