• Wednesday House Call,  March 28, 2018: Why Mumps is occurring in older people

    Wednesday House Call,  March 28, 2018 Dr Barry Dworkin joins Rob Snow to discuss the latest health stories of the week. Today: Rob and I talk about the increased incidence of mumps occurring in older people, why this is occurring and what can be do to prevent this. Your calls about: The approach to treating…

  • Sunday House Call #295, March 14, 2010

    Sunday House Call #295, March 14, 2010 My comment on this story about alleged claims of adverse effects from Yaz/Yasmin birth control pills. Plus listener questions about adverse side effects of medications, diabetes, abdominal pain, chancre sores, nose bleeds, and pseudo human growth hormone. [display_podcast]

  • Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

    Original broadcast date: May 18, 2009 What are abdominal aortic aneurysms? What simple tests can be done to screen for them and what age group is most susceptible? What new surgical approaches are available to treat them? Dr. Prasad Jetty, assistant professor at the University of Ottawa and a vascular surgeon at the Ottawa Hospital…

  • Salmonella's molecular trick to make you sick

    Undercooked chicken, eggs sandwiches that have gone bad, contaminated water sources while on vacation and just plain poor sanitation and agricultural practices, all the factors and more can lead to salmonella transmission and infection. What has begged the question for some time is why this particular bacterium can cause so fierce an infection while the…

  • Get to the root cause of abdominal pain

    There are numerous causes for abdominal pain and cramps, warranting a thorough evaluation; diagnoses include peptic ulcer disease, acid reflux, colitis and bowel cancer, among others.