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Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

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Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.
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Sawbones: Viking's Disease

Sawbones: Viking's Disease

2020-01-1900:36:036

This week on Sawbones, we celebrate a trip to Minnesota with an exploration of Viking's Disease. You'll meet the people it isn't really named for and the guy who beat out a long line of researchers to get it named after himself. It's a whole thing. You'll see. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
Sawbones: Bidets

Sawbones: Bidets

2020-01-1000:49:346

We bidets have been all the rage for years around the globe, they never really caught on in the U.S. What part of their seedy history kept them out of American homes? And what (if any) are their health benefits? We've got all that and more on the new Sawbones! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
This week on Sawbones, the incredible true story of how Chicago changed the direction of a river to battle typhoid and cholera. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
Just in time for Christmas, we've got another extremely special holiday film created by Justin and Sydnee McElroy. Gather the family and prepare for A Medicine Called Christmas 2: A Royal Pain. NARRATOR: Rachel McElroy PHIL: Griffin McElroy TAB: Sydnee McElroy JESUS: Dwight Slappe SORIANO: Travis McElroy CHRIS: Justin McElroy WAITER: Michael Meadows MR. BIG CITY: Tommy Smirl BETH: Teylor Smirl MANDY: Rileigh Smirl QUEEN: Mary Smirl SANTA: Clint McElroy
You may have seen a Facebook meme claiming that a combination of elderberry and Oscillococcinum can prevent the flu. The truth of the matter may surprise you! (unless you've ever in your life ever listened to even a single episode of our show) Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
Listen, we're not gonna sit here all fancy and act like we didn't just record an entire episode about people sunning their buttholes. That's what happened, nothing can change that. If you don't listen, it was for nothing. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
We're marking our 300th episode (OK, it's our 301st) by answering all of your pressing medical questions. Can you really poke your brain through your nose? Where do boob crumbs come from? Listen for that and so much more! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
This week on the 300th (!) episode of Sawbones, meet William Halstead, the father of American surgery, the man who inspired Cinemax's The Knick and ... a great advocate for cocaine. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
The market is flooded with at-home tests that let you "take medical care into your own hands" but is that something you even want in your hands? Are they reliable? Also, is Justin really going to give up cereal? Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
On Sawbones, we take pride in our ability to detangle medical myth from fact and give you the truth about the human body. This week on Sawbones ... things aren't so clear. You may need a stiff drink for this one ... unless your body is making them already? Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers  
Sawbones: Cough Drops

Sawbones: Cough Drops

2019-10-2500:43:1617

William Goldman wrote in The Princess Bride "True love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops." This week on Sawbones, we ruin them. We're really sorry, Bill. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers  
Sawbones: Ben Franklin

Sawbones: Ben Franklin

2019-10-2100:36:3212

Ben Franklin may not have have been a doctor, but he still had a massive impact on the medical field in his time. What were his contributions? And was he ever actually president? You'll have to listen to find out! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
Sawbones: The Hippocratic Oath

Sawbones: The Hippocratic Oath

2019-10-1100:43:3510

We've all heard about the oath new doctors have to take before they get their first scalpel and weird head mirror thing. But has it always been the same? Did Hippocrates really make it up? Is "First, do no harm" part of it? We'll answer all that and more on this week's Sawbones. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin check in with National Hotel Disease, the diarrhea so bad it almost brought down a U.S. presidency. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
Sawbones: Essential Oils

Sawbones: Essential Oils

2019-09-2700:38:4823

This week on Sawbones, we talk about the many, many things essential oils can't do for you and the dueling Utah-based companies that insist we're wrong. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
Sawbones: Garlic

Sawbones: Garlic

2019-09-2000:46:4310

For thousands of years, throughout an unprecedented number of cultures, garlic has been touted for its ability to improve our health. How? Well, by warding off vampires, silly. ... OK, there's some other stuff too. You should probably just listen. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
Sawbones: Vaping

Sawbones: Vaping

2019-09-1300:52:2614

On Sawbones, we like to take a lot of hard lines and make grand proclamations: Vaccines good, viruses bad, that sort of thing. But when it comes to vaping, things get a little ... cloudier? Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
Sawbones: Hydrotherapy

Sawbones: Hydrotherapy

2019-09-0900:45:2613

Water: There's plenty of it, it's not obviously poisonous and it's cheap as all get out. Maybe THAT'S the answer to all our species' medical woes? ... It's not, but if you've ever listened to Sawbones before you see where this episode (recorded live in beautiful Atlanta) is going. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
Sawbones: The HPV Vaccine

Sawbones: The HPV Vaccine

2019-08-3000:43:2316

A vaccine that can practically eliminate a type of human cancer should be cause for celebration across our species. Would it surprise it to learn that some people don't trust it? ... Probably not at this point, huh? This week on Sawbones: The HPV vaccine. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
Sawbones: Sneezing

Sawbones: Sneezing

2019-08-2600:40:5611

Welcome to all the owners of human bodies! You're gonna love these things, they can run, jump ... and every once in a while they uncontrollably blast snot out of your face at 100 MPH. This week on Sawbones: Sneezing. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
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Aska Drömming

We're gonna fight the moon!!!

Jan 17th
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Lo K

Please don’t use the quip toothbrush. It’s terrible. I have never seen good results on any patients who try them. -your local dental hygienist.

Jan 17th
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Teresa Ellis

"What's the worst that could happen?" Um, death, a slow lingering death is the worst that could happen.

Jan 13th
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Lo K

The waterpik doesn’t replace flossing. It’s better than nothing, but it doesn’t replace it. And oil pulling is okay, but I see a lot of patients who try it and come in with jaw pain because they have to swish so long. They create a minor inflammation and arthritis in the jaw joint. If you don’t like mouthwash, you don’t really need to use it. But if you still want to, I highly recommend Closys. They have no real flavour and work amazing. Also don’t use quip toothbrushes. -your local dental hygienist

Jan 13th
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Jay Wizzin

glad to see some improvement in sound quality for live shows, much better than past episodes where Sidney was too quiet. could still use some fine tuning but I am working my way from Episode 1 to current episodes

Jan 12th
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Lo K

Driving as a leftie and laughing while listening to this.

Jan 11th
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Natasha Nootchtai

Favorite podcast! Both hosts are fun and entertaining to listen to! And I am now very annoying to all of my friends and family thanks to my vast useless medical history knowledge.

Jan 8th
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Rachelle Price

♥️ this podcast. 👍👍

Jan 7th
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BC

Just read that Away Suitcase has an incredibly toxic workplace, yikes.

Dec 29th
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Johanna Wade

quite willing and able to punch any anti-vaxer... jus' sayin'!

Dec 23rd
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BC

I can't believe Justin claimed the sun was the largest star

Dec 11th
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Aarin

Listening to this episode helped pass the time until my headache medicine kicked in. Thanks, guys.

Dec 8th
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🐝👁🌼

my little sibling was conceived 3 months after i was born, and that always worried me - like how why?! good to know that wasn't an irrational thought

Dec 3rd
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Abby Barber

yes. and it causes the cells to become irregular and long story short they can become precancerous, and eventually cancerous. Hpv is one of the main causes of cervical cancer, and that is what they are looking for when they do a pap smear. changes in cervical cells that can indicate possible turn towards cancer. if left alone amd not caught or treated, it can kill you.

Dec 3rd
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Julie McLaughlin

don't joke about killing chestnuts, they almost went extinct from blight.

Nov 29th
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Pedro Abreu

The McElroy diarhea will be named after Griffin.

Nov 24th
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Pedro Abreu

Dr. Lasagna has huge MBMBAM and Sawbones energy.

Nov 23rd
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Pedro Abreu

Recently Google gets all your records for free while a patient doesnt (Project Nightingale). The issue of medical information sharing is much, much worse than companies just doing targeted ads...

Nov 23rd
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Sean Rosenau

6:16 Free Sha-vacadoo

Nov 22nd
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Kirin Peterson

Very informative as always! I wasn't aware of the dangers of at home testing.

Nov 19th
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