Blinded at the age three by a chemical explosion, Mike May lived the next four decades of his life without vision. At 43, an impromptu eye exam revealed that he was a candidate for surgery that could possibly restore his sight. The procedure was successful, but Mike "sees" in a way that is completely different from the rest of the world. He discusses his fascinating journey from vision - to blindness - back to vision, with Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce on this week's episode. Sponsored by Bergamet.
Actress/comedienne Kym Whitley of "Raising Whitley" adopted her son Joshua as a newborn, and received very little information about his health. Subsequently, she discovered that he has several severe food allergies, which have caused numerous scares over the years. Kym's sense of humor about the situation comes through when talks with Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce about her experiences with Joshua and the item she created for parents who have young children with allergies. DONTFEEDME.ORG for more.
Actor Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Star Wars, Star Trek) talks about his family's experience with epilepsy. Diagnosed at age seven, Greg's eldest son, Jake, has lived with epilepsy for the last thirteen years. Greg discusses challenges that Jake and other epilepsy patients must contend with on a daily basis as well as the stigma attached to the disease. He is a dedicated spokesperson, who passionately represents the epilepsy community through his work with talkaboutit.org and The Epilepsy Foundation of America. Dr. Drew then talks candidly with Dr. Bruce about cyber bullies and his role on a recent Teen Mom episode where Farrah Abraham is attacked by Amber Portwood as a result of trolling activity. Go to Drdrew.com for Drew's News regarding information on how to help your teen rise above this activity infecting our social media platforms.
Kelley and Tom French, authors of Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon are both journalists the parents of five year old Juniper, who was born at the very line between life and death. Arriving at just under twenty-six weeks, this micro-preemie had nearly every complication that can happen during her six month stay in the NICU. Despite her terrible odds, Juniper made it and is a normal, happy, healthy kindergartener.
Dr. Tepper is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Today we are going to speak with him about his use of 3D printing in medical applications. He works at Montefiore Medical Center in New York and recently was part of the team that performed the surgical separation of twin boys who were conjoined at the head (including at the brain). He has been involved in using printed prosthetics for many years and used the technology during this groundbreaking surgery. Drdrew.com
Bestselling authors of "Why do Men Have Nipples," Mark Leyner and Dr. Billy Goldberg join us this week to answer interesting questions about the human body and some of its more amusing functions. The panel also discusses funny emergency room cases, how patients' instant access to medical research has changed exam room conversations, and how the advent of social media might be affecting the brains of future generations and their ability to communicate face to face.
Dr. William Bass is a legend in the field of forensic anthropology, having established the very first "Body Farm," in Knoxville Tennessee in 1971. The Body Farm is a piece of woodland acreage dedicated to the study of human decomposition. At any given time there are about one hundred bodies decaying in a variety of circumstances on the property, including under water in car trunks and in shallow graves. Bodies are also subjected to various weather conditions. Scientists accumulate information about how bodies are affected by these factors, and about time of death as well. Dr. Bass has solved countless complicated cases over the years and is one of the few people to have ever examined the remains of the Lindbergh baby. Drdrew.com
Great minds think alike on Weekly Infusion, addiction specialists Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce are joined by Candy Finnigan, star of A&E's, Intervention. Candy was one of the very first women to become an interventionist. The threesome discusses the condition of addiction, the history of intervention and various modes of recovery that are now available.
Transformational Leader, @SimoneBienne is this week's guest. Simone employs her expertise in sexual issues, neurolinguistic programming and hypnosis to help her clients "get to where they want to be in life." She helps them to establish a positive emotional state by reprogramming their brains and changing negative patterns. Together with Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce, she addresses a variety of topics that range from the stigma of sexually transmitted diseases to fear of vaccines.
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For the premiere episode of WEEKLY INFUSION, Dr. Drew Pinsky and Dr. Bruce Heischober pair up with pathologist assistant Nicole Angemi (of @mrs_angemi Instagram fame) to discuss the human body, diseases, and death. Find the "Mystery Diagnosis" photos on Drdrew.com to play along. On the new show WEEKLY INFUSION, two internists with addiction specialties will bring in guests in the know about medical sciences and healthcare.
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