10/13/2013 ‘Funny ER Doctor’

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Tonight’s guests include:

Dr. Bob Slay,  8:06 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Website: battlebuddydiet.com
Book: The Battle Buddy Diet

” Dr. Bob Slay is a practicing ER doctor, who is also board certified in internal medicine. He is a former member of the anti-terrorist Delta Force, who has written a humorous account of how he and his physician wife, became battle buddies and successfully battled their own obesity and unhealthy life styles to reclaim their health and their relationship.  He does ER stand-up comedy in his own ER and on the internet as “Funny ER Doctor”, and has appeared on the TV show “Untold Stories of the ER” multiple times.  His book, The Battle Buddy Diet, is available at Amazon Books, at his website battlebuddydiet.com, as an e-book and paperback.”

Questions for Dr. Slay may include:

Why is the ER a great place to find humor?
How do you subdue a fleeing psychotic naked ER patient?
Who comes to the ER and who doesn’t?
What are the only two reasons that men will come to the ER on their own?
How did you and your wife decide to battle your own obesity and poor life style?
What is the greatest health threat to Americans?  Why doesn’t my doctor know this?
What is MACO syndrome?
Why is abdominal obesity, or truncal obesity a death sentence?
What is the Western Diet and why do you call it “lethal”?  What are the 12 “lethal foods” you should never eat?
You claim “four weeks for forty years” with this battle plan, how is that possible?
How is “inflammation” key to obesity and diet related diseases?
What about childhood obesity?  Who is responsible?  What can be done?
How do you enlist the whole family in a healthy battle plan?  How do you get the kids on board?
What is in store for aging Baby Boomers, who are obese and/or eat the wrong foods?
Why is your book better than all the other books on diet and life-style?
Can you discuss the recent CDC study showing better zip code associated with longer life expectancy?

Related links:

Forks Over Knives (great movie)  (Can be streamed to you instantly if you subscribe to Netflix)
Forks Over Knives (the website)
Heart Diseases (Medline Plus)


Dr. Louise Achey, 9:06 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Website: www.AskDrLouise.com
Book: Why Dogs Can’t Eat Chocolate: How Medicines Work and How YOU Can Take Them Safely

As a pharmacist for 34 years, Dr. Louise Achey has seen how medicines can save lives, but also can do harm. For the past 19 years Dr. Louise has been teaching young family medicine doctors how to prescribe medication safely. She’s written a new book to help YOU learn how to take your medicine and supplements safely,  called, Why Dogs Can’t Eat Chocolate: How Medicines Work and How YOU Can Take Them Safely.

Talking points:

  • More Americans die from accidental overdoses of prescription drugs than in motor vehicle accidents.
  • 3 warning signs that your pills may be making you sick—and what to do if you find yourself in that position.
  • How to instantly get the respect of your doctor and receive better medical care.
  • Why it’s essential to learn the ‘3 Ds’ every time you receive a new prescription.
  • 5 key strategies for preventing dangerous adverse reactions to medication.
  • How to get the benefits of today’s powerful “wonder drugs” while avoiding their risks.

Questions that may be asked:

  • Why did you write Why Dogs Can’t Eat Chocolate: How Medicines Work and How YOU Can Take Them Safely?
  • What is the most dangerous thing about taking prescription medicines?
  • How do you protect yourself from medication mistakes?
  • How do you know if a medicine is going to cause you problems and what do you do if you have problems with your medicine?
  • What is Obamacare going to do to our prescription medicines?
  • What about supplements? Aren’t they safer than prescription medicines?
  • Why can’t dogs eat chocolate?
  • What is the most important thing our listeners can do to take their medicine safely?
  • What is the difference between prescription drugs and OTC drugs?
  • What is considered prescription drug abuse?
  • What are some of the more commonly abused prescription drugs and their effects?
  • Why are these drugs abused?
  • Aren’t these drugs legal to use and safe because they are regulated?
  • What about prescription drugs bought via the Internet?
  • Are there any over-the-counter medicines being abused?
  • What are the side effects of taking prescription drugs
  • Are certain genders, ages or personalities more prone to addiction?
  • Why are so many people transitioning from opiates to her

Related links:
KASPER (Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting)

Got Drugs?  National Take-Back Day (October 26, 2013)


Tonight’s guest host was Dr Rif Elmalach


Dr. El-Mallakh received his MS in biology and his MD degrees from the University of Illinois. He completed a medical internship and one year of a neurology residency before completing an adult psychiatry residency at the University of Connecticut. Dr. El-Mallakh received his board certification in psychiatry in 1990. He spent three years as a clinical research fellow with the late Dr. Richard Wyatt’s Neuropsychiatry Branch Laboratory at the NIMH. He joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Louisville in 1992. For the last 20 years he has focused his research on the pathophysiology of bipolar illness and has performed basic work regarding ion dysregulation and development of an animal model in this disorder. His clinical research has focused on lithium, bipolar depression, and the deleterious consequences of antidepressants in the management of bipolar illness. He has published over 200 peer reviewed papers and two books. He has been funded by NARSAD, NIMH, and the pharmaceutical industry, has served as reviewer for both NIMH and the Canadian Research Council as well as reviewer for several psychiatric publications and smaller granting agencies. He has received over 24 awards, including the Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator from the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association and multiple Golden Apple teaching awards from the University of Louisville.


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