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Medical News Explained

Dr. Roy Benaroch breaks down the breaking news about your health. New episodes monthly!

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Overview

Every day seems to bring a new headline screaming at you about what is and is not healthy. And to make matters worse, these headlines often contradict themselves.

Join Dr. Roy Benaroch for a new series that provides expert insights into the latest medical news and trends. This ground-breaking series will help you make better and more informed decisions when it comes to your health.

About

Roy Benaroch

Doctoring is about listening and paying attention. There's a lot to know, too-- but if you're not paying attention, you'll be misguided by what you think you already know. An open mind is a better diagnostic tool than one stuffed with facts

INSTITUTION

Emory University

Dr. Roy Benaroch is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine. He earned his B.S. in Engineering at Tulane University, followed by his M.D. at Emory University. He completed his residency through Emory University's affiliated hospitals in 1997, serving as chief resident and instructor of pediatrics in 1998. Board certified in general pediatrics in 1997, Dr. Benaroch practices full time at Pediatric Physicians, PC, located near Atlanta, Georgia. In his dual roles, he teaches medical students and residents at his practice and gives regular lectures to physician's assistants at Emory University.

Dr. Benaroch has published two books on parenting and pediatric health topics: Solving Health and Behavioral Problems from Birth through Preschool: A Parent's Guide and A Guide to Getting the Best Health Care for Your Child. He also has a blog for parents and health professionals at pediatricinsider.com, and he has served as a featured expert on WebMD.com. Dr. Benaroch also serves on the board of directors of the Cobb Health Futures Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit group dedicated to public health for people of all backgrounds.

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5G Wireless Technology: Do We Need to Worry?

01: 5G Wireless Technology: Do We Need to Worry?

The rollout of 5G, using what’s called “super high frequency radio waves,” has reignited fears about radiation risks. Join Dr. Benaroch to determine if this new technology is just the next step in what we’ve already become accustomed to or if it is actually something radically new and dangerous.

6 min
Is the New Alzheimer’s Medication Worth Its Price?

02: Is the New Alzheimer’s Medication Worth Its Price?

A new drug called Aduhelm has been approved for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. But the medication and its approval process have come under intense scrutiny. Join Dr. Benaroch to learn about this new drug and whether it is a truly effective treatment.

9 min
Is Coffee Good for Your Brain? Why Scientists Can’t Make Up Their Minds.

03: Is Coffee Good for Your Brain? Why Scientists Can’t Make Up Their Minds.

Coffee is, after water and tea, the most consumed beverage on the planet and one of the more medically controversial beverages, if you read the headlines. Dr. Roy breaks down the latest studies to determine whether coffee really is good or bad for you, what the problematic factors in these “studies” are, and how to recognize what is not being said in these catchy health headlines.

6 min
The Opioid Crisis: How Did We Get Here?

04: The Opioid Crisis: How Did We Get Here?

In 2015, the average life expectancy in the United States began to shorten—due to opioid overdoses and deaths. Opioids are the main cause of more than 100,000 deaths each year in the United States. Join Dr. Benaroch to discover how we got here and what we can do about it.

7 min
How Vaccines Work

05: How Vaccines Work

Before you take a stance on whether we should or should not get vaccinated, it’s helpful to understand how vaccines work. Join Dr. Benaroch to learn about how vaccines mimic an infection, and how this encourages your natural immune system to learn to fight specific pathogens—ultimately leading you to be less susceptible to the disease itself.

6 min
The Medical Science of Spicy Foods

06: The Medical Science of Spicy Foods

Spicy food can be polarizing. People tend to like it, or they don’t—they have a tolerance, or they don’t. But there is no debate when it comes to what spicy food does for your health. Dr. Benaroch breaks down why we “taste” spices, how our bodies and brains react to them (spoiler alert: They trigger a release of natural endorphins in the brain), and what other medical uses spicy foods may provide.

5 min
Pandemic Parallels: Lessons from the Past

07: Pandemic Parallels: Lessons from the Past

Since first appearing at the end of 2019, the infection that became known as COVID-19 has spread across the globe, becoming the third leading cause of death in the US and worldwide. We’ve been through this before, and there are parallels with past pandemics that offer lessons–and hope–for today. Join Dr. Benaroch to review what previous pandemics have taught us and how the similarities go beyond just the disease itself.

7 min