Medical Musings about The Last of Us

Dr. Cohen gives his medical thoughts on the HBO hit show The Last of Us. We discuss the finale and the medical ethics, equipment and possible alternative methods of curing Cordyceps brain infection. We also discuss another medically relevant The Last of Us episode, specifically, we dissect Joel’s stab wound and how to properly get antibiotics into the system.

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Ozempic and The Oscars

Ozempic, the drug that has been found to induce weight loss and was joked about by Jimmy Kimmel at the Oscars, was originally intended as a treatment for people with type 2 diabetes. We talk about the Oscars and who won our Oscar pool, then 9:50 minute mark, Dr. Cohen gets candid about Ozempic and why he was on the drug.

From there, we talk about other famous products that were originally intended for a completely different purpose. Like, 7 Up, a beverage that once contained lithium. Plus, the original intent of other products like Rogaine, Coca-Cola, Listerine and more!

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Spending Money to be Young in Body

We discuss the 45 year-old man who is paying millions to be 18 again. And, not to be 18 in spirit, it’s to have the brain, heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, tendons, teeth, skin, hair, bladder, penis, and rectum of an 18-year-old.

Then, we make a wager on Oscar nominees. We list, and butcher the names of almost all the nominees, but have on record the actors, writers and directors we believe will get that golden statue. Let us know if you agree with our picks, and please tell us what movies or TV we should be watching!

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New puppy, resolutions and the oldest person to ever live!

Dr. Cohen talks about the unexpected way his family received a puppy. We also talk about new goals, hot yoga being so L.A., and how after 8 years, Dr. Cohen is super close to achieving his 2015 New Year’s resolution. Then, we discuss the recent death of one of the oldest people to ever live, and the French woman that holds the title of oldest person to ever live!

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Throwback Episode: Screenwriter Roshan Sethi MD

Throwback Episode: Writer, director, doctor and co-creator of the TV series The Resident – Roshan Sethi MD – joins the show! Since our interview with Roshan last year, he’s continued his success and won an Independent Spirit Award for his First Feature, the rom-com 7 Days. He’s also received praise for co-writing the movie Call Jane starring Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver. So, if you missed it, check out this edited throwback interview with the creative and super talented Dr. Roshan Sethi!

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Stranger Injuries

We talk about strange injuries, like the arrow that impales the torso of a fictional character in the TV show 1883, and question if it’s a survivable injury. Then, we talk about real and stranger than fiction injuries, like the man who was struck by lighting seven times (on different occasions) and survived! And, we discuss some surprisingly not that uncommon injuries, like being kicked by a horse or bitten by a human. Plus, Dr. Cohen shares some of the stranger injuries and things he’s encountered as a surgeon.

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The Tests are In…

We talk about two famous men, who were diagnosed with different diseases, and chose not to follow their doctors treatment recommendations.

Then, (17 minute mark) we talk about Chris Hemsworth sharing his genetic test results with the world — while Chris was working on his new docuseries, Limitless, he underwent genetic testing and discovered that he has two copies of the APOE4 gene. Only 2 to 3 percent of people are reported to have two copies of the gene, which increases the risk of having Alzheimer’s disease.

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