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Author: Sydnee Spruiell Eldridge & Jessica Oswald

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Syd & Jess are here to deliver a podcast about medical true crime, the history of healthcare, and dope science - all with a dose of humor - just what the doctor ordered!
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This week, Syd and Jess are here to talk all about IVF, fertility treatments, IUI, and all of the other topics that fall under the umbrella of Assisted Reproductive Technology. According to the CDC, about 1 out of every 5 people trying to conceive a child are unable to do so within a year, and that’s what they call infertility. 10-30% of infertility cases are considered unexplained, but science is now playing a huge role in helping people conceive! If you want to help us grow, don't forg...
This week Syd & Jess are BACK and ready to talk about the mysterious ailment plaguing CIA officers and US Diplomats across the globe - Havana Syndrome. In 2016, American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba began suffering STRANGE neurological symptoms. The debate is still alive regarding whether it was a sonic attack, some kind of environmental exposure, or a case of mass hysteria, but we're here to talk theories! If you want to help us grow, don't forget to subscribe and leave us a revi...
This week we're continuing to celebrate Women's History Month with an episode about Giulia Tofana, who used her cosmetic line to help hundreds of women get away with murder. If you believe her confessions, Giulia may just be the most successful serial killer you've never heard of. If you want to help us grow, don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review!Send us an email at: malpracticepodcast@gmail.comFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @malpracticepodcastSources for this ...
This week we kick off Women's History Month with an episode about Dr. Mary Putnam Jacobi, MD. She was a strong advocate for women in science and medicine, a leader in the women's rights movement in general, a doctor, a teacher, a scientist, and a badass!If you want to help us grow, don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review!Send us an email at: malpracticepodcast@gmail.comFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @malpracticepodcastSources for this episode:https://www.aamc.org/news-...
Syd & Jess are here to tell y'all the insane story of Dr. Sam Sheppard and the unsolved murder of his wife, Marilyn Reese Sheppard. In July 1954, Marilyn Sheppard was brutally killed in her home while her husband, a prominent neurosurgeon, slept downstairs. This episode is part 2 of 2, so don't forget to check out last week's episode for part 1! If you want to help us grow, don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review!Send us an email at: malpracticepodcast@gmail.comFollow us on ...
Syd & Jess are here to tell y'all the insane story of Dr. Sam Sheppard and the unsolved murder of his wife, Marilyn Reese Sheppard. In July 1954, Marilyn Sheppard was brutally killed in her home while her husband, a prominent neurosurgeon, slept downstairs. This episode is part I of 2, so don't forget to join us next week for the full story! If you want to help us grow, don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review!Send us an email at: malpracticepodcast@gmail.comFollow us on...
This week, Syd & Jess are here to tell you about the recent conviction of a former UCLA physician, Dr. James Heaps, who spent years sexually abusing his patients. Since Heaps' arrest in 2019, thousands of women have come forward claiming that he abused them. We want to honor the bravery and experiences of these survivors...if you or someone you know is looking to report, the UCLA page is still open: https://sexualharassment.ucla.edu/If you want to help us grow, don't forget to subscr...
This week, Syd & Jess sit down with Benjamin (Ben) Lightburn, Co-Founder and CEO of Filament Health. Filament Health aims to combat the growing global mental health crisis through research, development, and education around natural psychedelics. Ben tells us all about the company's unique approach to tackling a growing number of mental health disorders. If you want to help us grow, don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review! ♥️Send us an email at: malpracticepodcast@gmail.comFo...
Syd & Jess are here to tell y'all about the murder of Cecelia Bowers, the 29-yo wife of Dr. J. Milton Bowers. Cecelia was the THIRD of Dr. Bowers' wives to have died under suspicious circumstances, so why is it that her murder is still considered "unsolved"? Join us to hear the full story! If you want to help us grow, don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review!Send us an email at: malpracticepodcast@gmail.comFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @malpracticepodca...
This week, Syd & Jess are here to tell you all about a rare neurological condition called Prosopagnosia (more commonly known as face blindness). We're talking science and all about how the brain performs its own unique version of facial recognition software, so if you have trouble remembering faces, you're in good company! If you want to help us grow, subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcast fix!Sources for this episode:ht...
Welcome back, Malpals! To kick off SEASON 6, we're covering the fascinating life of the incredible Marie Curie. From her childhood in war-torn Poland, Marie would go on to become one of the most accomplished scientists of all time. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win a Nobel Prize TWICE, and she remains the ONLY person who has won Nobel Prizes in TWO different scientific categories. The picture of dedication, perseverance, intellect, curiosity, this is one st...
For the LAST episode of Season 5, Syd & Jess will tell you the story of the late 19th century Medical Serial Killer (MSK), Dr. Thomas Neill Cream. Also known as the "Lambeth Poisoner", Dr. Cream's last words before he was put to death by hanging was "I am Jack...." which some believe was his attempt to claim credit for the infamous crimes of Jack the Ripper. Whether that's true or he's just a mustachioed drama queen, this story is still a wild ride. If you want to help us grow...
This week, Syd & Jess finish the story of the 1918 "Spanish Influenza" pandemic, including some stories that you probably haven't heard. Excavating Inuit flu victims, experiments on incarcerated Americans, and the scores of heroic nurses who made the worst pandemic in history as bearable as possible - it's another exciting week of medical history! If you want to help us grow, subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcast fix!Sources...
This week, Syd & Jess throw it all the way back to one of the OG pandemics - the 1918 influenza, more commonly known as the "Spanish Flu". Over the course of around 2 years, it would kill between 20 and 100 MILLION people, right on the heels of World War I. If you want to help us grow, subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcast fix!Sources for this episode:https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-commemoration/...
This week, Syd and Jess cover the history of a VERY dark period in Ireland's (shockingly recent) past: the Magdalene Laundries. For the approximately 30,000 women who were confined to these institutions, and forced to perform hard labor for years at a time under the watchful eye of several religious orders. Send us an email at: malpracticepodcast@gmail.comFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @malpracticepodcastIf you want to help us grow, subscribe and leave us a review on App...
This week in latest Theranos episode, we're covering the most recent updates in the Elizabeth Holmes saga, including her sentencing hearing and the 11 years she received for her felony fraud charges. Send us an email at: malpracticepodcast@gmail.comFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @malpracticepodcastIf you want to help us grow, subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcast fix!Sources for this episode:https://www.was...
This week, Syd & Jess cover yet another medical serial killer, Charles Cullen and the heroic nurse who helped take him down. When Nurse Amy Loughren finds out that her friend and colleague, Charles Cullen, is likely responsible for the murder of dozens of patients over a period of sixteen years, she joins forces with the detectives looking to hold him responsible. This week, we're covering the investigation, his confessions, and sentencing. If you want to help us grow, s...
This week, Syd & Jess cover yet another medical serial killer, Charles Cullen and the heroic nurse who helped take him down. When Nurse Amy Loughren finds out that her friend and colleague, Charles Cullen, is likely responsible for the murder of dozens of patients over a period of sixteen years, she joins forces with the detectives looking to hold him responsible. If you want to help us grow, subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherev...
For a disease that sounds like a science-fiction plot, look no further than this week's bacterial infection, Necrotizing Fasciitis. With a 25-30% mortality rate and high chance of required amputations, flesh-eating bacteria is no joke. Learn all about this disease and how to prevent it in this week's episode with Syd & Jess. If you want to help us grow, subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcast fix!Sources for this episode:https...
This week, Syd & Jess sit down with Amy Lopez, an incredible pediatric travel nurse who tells us all about the job, the patients, and what it's like to be a traveling nurse. With some much-needed advice for those just entering the field and some details about how you can thank a nurse the next time you need medical care, you won't want to miss this one. If you want to help us grow, subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcast...
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