Weekly Infusion

This multi-part written series of articles is now available in podcast form. Dr. Drew reads “A History of Opium,” which includes additional commentary from recognized experts (available only in this version). A previous Weekly Infusion podcast with Internal Medicine/ Addiction specialists Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce Heischober welcome a variety of guests and explore topics ranging from everyday health issues, to the latest medical breakthroughs and treatments, to incredible stories of the ER.
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Mar 29, 2017

Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce are joined by John Brenkus, creator of ESPN's Emmy winning series, Sport Science.  John explains how he and his team use cutting edge science to analyze and predict maximum athletic performance in any given sport.  John is the author of New York Times bestseller, The Perfection Point, and creator/host of The Brink of Midnight Podcast.   

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Mar 22, 2017

Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce discuss the topic of LSD microdosing with author Ayelet Waldman, who practiced the controversial technique for a period of one month as a treatment for her unbearable mood storms.  She describes the profound benefits she experienced from taking sub-clinical doses of the drug, which she chronicles in her new book, A Really Good Day:  How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage and My Life.  Afterwards, psychiatrist Dr. John Sharp weighs in the subject.  

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Mar 15, 2017

Dr. Jake Lentz shares his journey from the writers' room to the emergency room this week with Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce.  After graduating from Harvard, Jake moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy writing and quickly found his way to a position at the Jimmy Kimmel Show.  After several successful years under his belt, however, Jake decided it was time for a career change and applied to medical school and he is now a has all the latest podcasts. Subscribe and please tell a friend. 

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Mar 9, 2017

Former concert Oboist Marcia Butler discusses her new book "The Skin Above My Knee - A Memoir"

Marcia Butler's childhood was an emotionally and physically abusive wasteland.  Populated with a cold and distant mother, a sexually abusive father, and an older sister (who was also abused), young Marcia found solace only in music.  At four years of age, her spirit was forever imprinted after emotionally connecting with Norwegian opera singer Kirstan Flagstad's inimitable performance in Tristan and Isolde.  Every Sunday her mother blasted the Wagner aria at high volume as she vacuumed the family home, thus creating a ritual that Marcia eagerly anticipated every week. Flagstad's profound impact on Marcia lead her to pursue a career in music.  Ultimately, Marcia became an extremely accomplished oboist, performing at the highest orchestral levels - even as she fought her childhood demons.  Marcia Butler talks with Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce about how music literally saved her life.

Outro contains a public domain excerpt from Tristan Und Isolde courtesy of the

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Feb 28, 2017

Biochemist and author of The Secret Life Of Fat Dr. Sylvia Tara was discouraged for many years with her own battle of weight gain. Dr. Tara made it her personal mission to discover everything she could about it and its role in the human body.  The result is a treasure trove of information for anyone who wants to understand and work with the good and bad types of fat in order to achieve ones own personal goals.  She chronicles the myriad physiological reasons that people struggle with weight and enlightens her readers about the many important functions of fat in the human body. 

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Feb 22, 2017

Wilderness Medicine expert and founder of Everest ER, Dr. Luanne Freer discusses a relatively new specialty in medicine, a discipline that is practiced in extreme geographical locations, emergency situations, and on people who injure themselves in areas where conventional hospitals are not easy to access.  Among many outstanding career accomplishments, Dr. Freer founded Everest ER, the hospital at the base of Mount Everest, which services climbers as well as the Sherpa population.

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Feb 14, 2017
Our favorite pathology assistant, Nicole Angemi, returns this week to discuss the health hazards of smoking cigarettes.  One of Nicole's  passions is teaching people about (and how to avoid!) the many preventable illnesses that we willingly inflict upon ourselves via bad habits.  She sees smoking related deaths regularly, and wants to tell you why you need to stop NOW.  Also, find out if she can stump Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce in another round of Mystery Diagnosis.  You can play along at
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Feb 8, 2017

This week Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce pick each other's brains about a variety of current events.  The topics range from  clinical trials to prostate cancer to prescription drug prices to Shelley Duvall's recent and disturbing television interview.  They also conduct a hilarious, in-depth analysis of a recent confusing text exchange between Dr. Drew and Adam Carolla.

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Feb 2, 2017

Dr. Catherine Shanahan is a board-certified family physician who runs the Los Angeles Lakers nutrition program.  Her book, "Deep Nutrition," is based on the "four pillars of the human diet."  In it she identifies and describes the commonalities between all the most successful nutritional programs people the world over have depended on for millennia to protect their health.  It encourages the birth of healthy children so that the heritage of optimum health can be gifted to subsequent generations. 

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Jan 24, 2017

Thyroid specialist, Dr. Amy Myers, joins Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce to discuss her unique approach to managing various thyroid issues.  Inspired by her own bout with hyperthyroidism (while in medical school) and the limited treatment options that were available to her, Dr. Myers developed her own program aimed at regulating various thyroid conditions.  She discusses the latest in thyroid research and her specific approach to optimum thyroid health, which is outlined in her bestselling book, The Thyroid Connection and The Auto Immune Solution  

Sponsored by Bergamet Mega Plus. Music intro Courtesy of Douglas Pinsky. 

Jan 17, 2017

Joined by synesthete, Sean Day Ph.D.  Synesthesia is a sensorial phenomenon whereby exposure to certain stimuli results in other senses being triggered.  For Sean, the sound of piano music evokes the visual experience of seeing a blue cloud floating, and tenor saxophones "look like" purple neon lights.  Sean describes some of the most interesting cases he's seen during his years of research. Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce discuss the mechanisms by which the brain produces these sensorial perceptions. Sean's book: The Synesthete's Handbook.

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Jan 10, 2017

Terra Jole', star of Little Women, LA and Dancing with the Stars is this week's guest joining Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce Heischober.  Terra, who has a type of dwarfism called achondroplasia, talks about what it was like to be the first little person to compete on the popular dance show, as well as the health challenges that her community faces.
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Dec 27, 2016

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.

Dec 20, 2016

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. 


Dec 14, 2016

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 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 for Drew's News regarding information on how to help your teen rise above this activity infecting our social media platforms.

Dec 7, 2016

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. 

Nov 30, 2016

 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.

Nov 23, 2016

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.


Nov 16, 2016

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. 

Nov 8, 2016

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.

Nov 2, 2016

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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Oct 26, 2016

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 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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Oct 20, 2016

Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce are here to give your the latest and greatest in medical information and entertainment. Two Internists with addiction specialties will bring guests in the know about the medical sciences and healthcare.

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