Jan 21, 2021
Are you sick of false information circulating in the news and social media about important health care topics from COVID 19 to vaccines to what we should eat to what undies we should wear? Well, so am I and so is today’s guest Dr. Nina Shapiro, a graduate of Harvard Medical School. She is the Director of Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat at the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. With more than two decades of experience in clinical and academic medicine, she’s a trusted expert whom her patients and the media rely on to set the record straight about health fads and misconceptions. Her book “HYPE: A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims, and Bad Advice - How to Tell What’s Real and What’s Not” addresses these myths.
Today in the ladies’ room, Dr. Donnica and Dr. Shaprio go through some of the big hype that we hear about medical issues and figure out what is true and what isn’t. There are so many products and trends about our health, but it’s important to remember to get the medical information as opposed to the hype about medical treatments. She also talks about the importance of risk. Every day there is a certain amount of risk we face, but how do we factor in risk when it comes to medical procedures? And they talk about the celebrities who try to sell dangerous, overpriced products to women.