Magnesium, Parkinson’s and Covid-19

We had a great show Saturday. Callers wondered about conditions they might have including low magnesium. It turns out Dr. Franklin Wefald has some experience with treating low magnesium. Betty called about Parkinson’s after heart surgery. It turns out there is a connection. We covered the latest about COVID-19, with information current to 3/29/2020. It’sContinue reading “Magnesium, Parkinson’s and Covid-19”

Why An Old Technique Might Solve the Covid-19 Crisis

Dr. Franklin Wefald explains that with thousands of doctors working on the Covid-19 pandemic, treatments and solutions will be found. Full audio version of Episode 160 is here. The latest episode is always here. Information on this episode is current up to 3-7-2020. Dr. Frank Wefald: In 1918 we really had a pandemic. Fifty millionContinue reading “Why An Old Technique Might Solve the Covid-19 Crisis”

Episode 157: Don’t Take Medical Advice from Jim Bakker

Jim Bakker was famous a a televangelist who went to prison for fraud. He’s back, and he is selling a silver based product to combat coronavirus. Dr, Franklin Wefald: I hope that the Lord will reach down and touch Jim Bakker and tell him he’s full of it. Jim is saying that a silver solution,Continue reading “Episode 157: Don’t Take Medical Advice from Jim Bakker”

A Tribute to a Brave Chinese Doctor

Sometimes tragedy can show true bravery. From Episode 156 of Heart Health Radio: The Chinese society wants to keep things quiet. That’s the problem. There is something…I’m half Chinese so I can say this, It’s called saving face and that means not getting embarrassed that there is something wrong. So, they arrested him. The policeContinue reading “A Tribute to a Brave Chinese Doctor”

Hormone Therapy for Weight Loss?

In episode 153 of Heart Health Radio we welcomed brand new Friend of the Show Denny Owens, the Executive Director of InShape Medical. He’s not a medical doctor, but works with a physician and physician assistant and nurses at InShape Medical to help folks lose weight and feel better. From the show: Dennis Owens: So,Continue reading “Hormone Therapy for Weight Loss?”

Episode 151: The SAD Lamp

Can a lamp help you beat the winter blues? In the latest Heart Health Radio, Dr. Franklin Wefald talks about depression and seasonal affective disorder. Dave Alexander: Are people getting sick more during this period of time? Dr. Frank Wefald: Yeah, and I think a lot of it has to do with the stress. AndContinue reading “Episode 151: The SAD Lamp”

Duke Surgeons Perform a Unique Heart Transplant

On Episode 151 of Heart Health Radio, Dr. Franklin Wefald explains why doctors implanted a heart which had stopped beating. Dr. Frank Wefald: Full disclosure. I trained in Cardiology at Duke. I know these guys. Some of them are retired. I’m old. But it’s a wonderful place. It’s a place where magic still happens. IContinue reading “Duke Surgeons Perform a Unique Heart Transplant”

Do You Need a Pacemaker?

On Heart Health Radio Episode 150, Bill called up to ask about pacemakers. Dr. Franklin Wefald gives some background. He has put in thousands of pacemakers. Listen to the show here. Dr. Wefald also tells a story on air of one of the few times he’s made a critical error putting in a pacemaker, andContinue reading “Do You Need a Pacemaker?”

Episode 150: North Carolina Children’s Hospital’s Troubles

If a hospital has a problem, should they let patients know? This was in the New York Times: The parents of a 3-year-old who died after heart surgery at North Carolina Children’s Hospital in 2016 are suing the institution, saying it failed to disclose internal concerns about the quality of its care. Dr. Franklin WefaldContinue reading “Episode 150: North Carolina Children’s Hospital’s Troubles”

What is the “No-No Diet?”

And How Can Just About Anybody Lose Weight? Dr. Franlin Wefald didn’t invent the “No-no Diet” but he did name it. Based upon years of helping people manage diabetes, heart conditions and obesity, Wefald figures if you can cut down on a short list of foods, you’ll be healthier and lose weight. But it’s stillContinue reading “What is the “No-No Diet?””