Doctor Robert Huizenga Interview – Part One

Gross Anatomy Podcast
Robert Huizenga, M.D., also known as Dr. H on TV’s The Biggest Loser, is a former team physician for the LA Raiders and was president of the NFL Physician’s Society.

After serving as an NFL physician, he wrote the book — You’re Okay, It’s Just a Bruise: A Doctor’s Sideline Secrets About Pro Football’s Most Outrageous Team. The book would become inspiration for Oliver Stone’s film Any Given Sunday and helped spark a national debate on anabolic steroids and other ergogenic (sport enhancing) aids.

We talk with Dr. Huizenga about sports medicine, Any Given Sunday and more in this episode — the first episode of a special two part podcast!

HYPE

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We are so excited to have the author of HYPE, Dr. Nina Shapiro, on our show! HYPE is a book that explores medical myths and exaggerated claims so people can better understand what’s real and what’s not. We talk with Dr. Shapiro about her life as a surgeon and how HYPE came to be. She also answers our HYPE questions and gives us a sneak peek of what she’s writing now.

New Year, New Health & Medical TV

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There’s a new slate of health and medical TV shows premiering this year. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Netflix show, The Goop Lab, is already causing controversy so we discuss why some doctors have a problem with it. Ryan Murphy takes a stab at recreating one of the most feared nurses, Nurse Ratched, in the scripted show Ratched. There’s also some reality shows that might be too hard to watch like My Feet Are Killing Me which follows a podiatrist as she takes on fungal infections. All this and more!

End of Year Podcast!

End of Year PodcastIt’s our end of year podcast so we’re discussing regrets, new resolutions and items we want to add to our bucket list. And then, inevitably, we get sidetracked and discuss the greatness of Joe Pesci and other entertainment performances that made our year.

Thanks for listening and happy holidays! We will return in two weeks with an all new episode.

Celebrity Philanthropy

Most Admired Celebs
A market research firm called YouGov surveyed 42,000 people to determine the most admired celebrities for 2019. Toping the list are two celebs known for their philanthropy, Bill Gates and Oprah. We talk about the health, wellness and medical initiatives that Gates and Oprah have focused on and why they’re deserving of the admiration.

Diving into pop culture, we discuss the recent Golden Globe nominations that also made for great Gross Anatomy Podcast episodes, including Joker and the HBO series Chernoybl.

Plus, a medical story about melanoma and the answer to some pre-med student questions.

A Healthy Dose of Laughter

Comedy & LaughterTurns out there’s some truth in the expression ‘laughter is the best medicine’. We explore some health benefits of laughter and how laughing can boost the immune system and even help people burn calories.

We also get into some true surgeon stories — which are even crazier than the fainting spells that happen in the scripted TV hit ER.

Celebrity Scars

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Celebrities like Sarah Hyland and Selena Gomez are proudly displaying photos of their scars — scarring which could have been much worse if their operations were done decades ago.

Dr. Cohen explains how surgeons approach operating today and what minimally invasive surgery means.

We also talk about productivity, turkey pardoning and weekend worthy TV!