Doctors at the WakeMed Raleigh campus saw three relatively young adults come in within a week of each other this summer, all struggling to breathe and with no other obvious signs of what could be causing their distress, said Kevin Davidson, one of the critical care pulmonologists at WakeMed, in an interview with N.C. Health News.
Good reporting from the hospital to the CDC, and excellent reporting from nchealthnews.org. We will talk about this on Heart Health Radio this week.
All three patients told doctors they recently vaped some form of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active compound in marijuana that leads to the characteristic high. Davidson and his colleagues quickly realized there may be a danger that stretched far beyond the treatment rooms of the Raleigh hospital.
This week on Heart Health Radio, two studies of fish oil give exactly opposite results. Why? Listen to Heart Health Episode 142 on 680 WPTF 12:00 noon on Saturday (October 19, 2019) or listen on itunes.
This is Dr. Franklin Wefald, a cardiologist and internal medical specialist who practices in Smithfield, North Carolina. He is also the host of Heart Health Radio on NewsRadio 680 WPTF. It’s on Saturdays at noon.
This is the home for the radio show.
Heart Health Radio is not a promotional idea to get more people into his practice. He’s busy enough,
Toss out your ideas about infotainment radio, or weekend talk shows. His passion is your health.
The radio program is a live, call-in show. You’re invited to ask about anything on your mind, from the latest Facebook medical article, to your own health situation.
Dr. Wefald does not diagnose on the radio, but if you have a concern which has you worried, he’ll give you things to discuss with your doctor.
Dave Alexander is the co-host of the show as well as Chief Cook and Bottle Washer at this website. Here they both are, at a remote broadcast of Heart Health Radio:
Dr. Franklin Wefald:
Education & Training
Duke University Hospital
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1987 – 1991
Johns Hopkins University
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1984 – 1987
Johns Hopkins University
Class of 1985
Princeton University A.B., Biochemical Sciences, Summa Cum Laude, 1977 – 1981
Education and Training
Graduated vix iustus from Oswego State University, 1985 B.S. in Communications Studies
Graduated in tempore novissimo from Oswego State University, 1997: Master’s Degree in Elementary Education