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Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin welcome you to Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine. Every Friday, they dig through the annals of medical history to uncover all the odd, weird, wrong, dumb and just gross ways we've tried to fix people over the years. Educational? You bet! Fun? We hope!

Sawbones: The Bends

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In honor of the rescue of 12 boys and their coach from a cave in Thailand, we're discussing the history of dive medicine research that helped make it possible.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Ozone

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Ozone provides a helpful layer of sunscreen for Earth, but it's toxic to humans. It will come as no surprise to regular Sawbones listeners that we've spent the past couple hundred years trying to jam it in every possible orifice.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Antimony

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Imagine an incredible pill that could give you nausea and diarrhea and then once ejected from your body could be reused an endless number of times. Dream no more! Antimony is here!

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Ketogenic Diet

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You've likely heard a lot about the ketogenic diet lately, but have you heard it wasn't created for weight loss? Maybe you did, Justin didn't. Either way, we'll talk about it and so much more on this week's episode of Sawbones.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Our Mental Health Stories

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin talk about their struggles with mental health. Trigger warning for discussion of depression, anxiety and suicide.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Medical Astrology

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Does the position of the sun and the stars at the time of your birth determine your medical history? No! But some people thought it did. Scratch that, still do. Oh, and can we talk about Dr. Oz for a second?

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: DNA Testing

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin hunt for the the soccer gene as they talk about the modern trend of DNA testing and read their own results for the first time on the show!

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Freckles

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Here in our hemisphere, the sun is brutalizing us even now, weeks away from the start of summer. For many, that means the return of freckles. But where are these little guys coming from? And how can we burn them off with acid? This week, Sawbones asks the tough questions.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Hepatitis A

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East Coast fast food restaurants have been plagued recently by Hepatitis A scares. This week, live from the Columbus Podcast Festival, Justin and Dr. Sydnee take you behind the history of the disease.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Legends of the Hidden Breast

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee shares her breastfeeding experiences and discusses some of the stigma surrounding the practice in America. She and Justin also take some time to shatter breastfeeding myths.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers