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This Won't Hurt A Bit

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The medical podcast for your cortex and funny bone. Dr Mel Herbert, Dr Jess Mason and the FOOLYBOO team bring you a Medicine, Science, History and Humor Podcast that won't hurt a bit.

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The medical podcast for your cortex and funny bone. Dr Mel Herbert, Dr Jess Mason and the FOOLYBOO team bring you a Medicine, Science, History and Humor Podcast that won't hurt a bit.

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Fun and informitave

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iTunes Ratings

330 Ratings
Average Ratings
315
10
3
1
1

Fun and informitave

By Will HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH - Jan 05 2020
Read more
Please make more episodes.

Love the show

By Tony leshel - Nov 23 2019
Read more
Where y’all at?! Miss y’all!
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This Won't Hurt A Bit

Latest release on Jul 16, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 2 - THINGS THAT GO BITE

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This episode explores bites. The good and the bad, the Arachnid the Annelid, and the Diptera. How dangerous is the widow spider bite? Do we still use leeches today? We answer these questions and also unveil the squirmy truth about the maggot's role in wound debridement.

Oct 12 2015

36mins

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Rank #2: 5 - OUTDATED MEDICAL PRACTICES

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In this episode we look back at some questionable medical practices that haven’t quite stood the test of time. How does a smoke enema sound? Or heroin as a cough suppressant? How about blood letting? If your answer is “great!” then you’re into some pretty outdated medicine. For the rest of us, sit back and listen to how far we’ve come and how far we probably have to go.

Dec 11 2017

29mins

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Rank #3: 6 - PARASITES

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Warning: This month’s episode might be our most disgusting yet! It’s about the wild world of helminths. What’s a helminth, you ask? A parasitic worm! And it’s looking for one thing: to use your body as an all-you-can-eat restaurant. Special guest Dr. Kenny Bahn joins us to recount his nightmare patient story. And special guest host Josh Kurz joins the crew for some laughter, some tears, and some tips on how to weaponize your parasitic enemies. You’ll never look at sushi the same way again!

Jan 08 2018

29mins

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Rank #4: 3 - VOICES AND WONDERLANDS

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We discuss diseases and syndromes that distort reality, past societal failures with mental health as well as the brave story of young Nellie Bly. We also follow Mel down the rabbit hole and find ourselves in rural Australia in the 1970's.

Oct 19 2015

32mins

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Rank #5: 1 - FOREIGN BODIES

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After an extended break, we are back with an episode about all of those things that are found in places they shouldn't be. Mel and Jess tell us all of the wildest "foreign bodies" stories from their time in the ER.

Aug 08 2017

31mins

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Rank #6: 3 - THINGS YOU FIND IN THE ER

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A football helmet, wire cutters, alcohol, a metal detector, cocaine and superglue? Sounds like a recipe for disaster. But each of these things can be found in the ER. This episode Jess and Mel quiz Dave on things that you wouldn't expect to find in the ER. 

Oct 09 2017

27mins

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Rank #7: 16 - CAFFEINE

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Caffeine! Everyone's favorite psychoactive drug. Is caffeine good or bad for you? This episode of This Won't Hurt A Bit we shall discuss how caffeine works, and whether there are any health benefits. We will also explore what happens when you have too much caffeine.

Mar 14 2016

25mins

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Rank #8: 13 - CONCUSSED

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This episode we discuss concussions, the sequelae that happen as a result of concussions, and the long term effects of repeated head trauma. We seek answers from “Captain Cortex”, Prof. Stuart Swadron. Medical team physician for the Cleveland Indians, Dr Tom Waters, explains the process of assessing when an injured player in the NFL can go back in the game. Dave’s personal trainer, Steven Yates, talks about his experience with concussions, as a former college football player. And Jess speaks to a young patient and his mother, who recently came into the ER after a head injury, about their story.

Feb 15 2016

35mins

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Rank #9: 18 - FOOD POISONING

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Every year, 1 in 6 people get food poisoning. But, what is food poisoning? What should you do if you get food poisoning? What causes it and how do outbreaks happen?

May 10 2016

31mins

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Rank #10: 4 - INFLUENZA

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It’s flu season (in the northern hemisphere) and that means it’s time to vaccinate yourself against common medical misconceptions. In this episode we tackle some of the big questions people have about influenza: What is it? And why should we get vaccinated? Can you get sick from a flu shot? Is the flu basically a bad cold? Does Tamiflu actually do anything? In addition, Dr. Jess Mason does some deep investigative reporting and contracts the flu virus for this episode.

Nov 13 2017

29mins

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Rank #11: 2 - BITES

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This episode might actually hurt just a little bit, as we are talking about animal bites! What are the most common bites? Is a cat or a dog bite worse? How should we treat an animal bite? What is the deal with Rabies? All these questions are answered as well as a discussion about human bites, and the trouble they can cause!

Sep 11 2017

28mins

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Rank #12: 9 - HOLIDAY MISHAPS

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It's the HOLIDAYS! What could possibly go wrong? This week we bring you a Holiday Special about some of the festive season's worst case scenarios. Dave checks in with Jess and Mel about some potential "Christmas Story" issues, and we find a diagnosis for Tiny Tim.

Dec 21 2015

32mins

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Rank #13: 5 - DEATH AND DYING

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The team explores the spectrum of death - coping with loss, CPR as a superhero cape, and how some medical practices can rescue us from death’s hold.

Nov 09 2015

30mins

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Rank #14: 10 - EXTREME RUNNING

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Just how fast and how far can a human go? This week, the physiology and stories of extreme runners. Ultramarathon Man, Dean Karnazes tells us his extraordinary story. We find out about Diane Leather and we get some answers from sports writer David Epstein, and Sports Medicine Physician Dr Matt Baird.

Jan 11 2016

33mins

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Rank #15: 7 - UP IN SMOKE

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Smoking has been around since at least 5000BC. This episode we discuss the myriad problems with smoking. Specifically we discuss the effects of Cigarettes and Vaping. Oh, and we tell you some interesting facts about Marijuana that you may not know.

Dec 01 2015

24mins

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