Ob/Gyn Dr. Nita Landry is no fan of healthy food – but will she be won over by ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork’s super-nutritious guacamole?
Could you suffer from narcolepsy – and not even know it!? Learn the truth about a disease that affects about 200,000 people in the U.S. Sufferers can experience excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep paralysis, muscle weakness, hallucinations when falling asleep or waking up, and disrupted sleep. • Do people with narcolepsy sleep all the time?
The Doctors bring in pulmonary and sleep specialist Dr. Raj Dasgupta to try and explain this horrifying case. “Alcohol will knock you out, it will make you sleep quicker, but on the first half of the night you don’t get what is called REM sleep,” he says, explaining that in the second part of the night you do have more REM sleep.
Shawn says he was so addicted to cigarettes that he kept smoking after he was diagnosed with cancer. Today Shawn works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Tips from Former Smokers Campaign, helping others quit smoking. “My brother and one of my sisters died from complications of diabetes, which were made worse by smoking,” she says.
Grammy-winner Kelly Rowland knows how new moms feel – because she is one. “Whoa Baby!” aims to offer an honest look at new motherhood – and Kelly’s shocked expression on the cover says it all! “I’m so excited to be here – I’m such a fan of the show!” Kelly tells ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork.
PseudoBulbar Affect (PBA) is a little-known disorder, but it affects about two million people in the U.S. Those affected are subject to sudden episodes of uncontrollable laughing or crying unrelated to their actual feelings. Dyanna suffered a stroke five years ago. UCLA Professor of Psychiatry and Aging Dr. Gary Small joins The Doctors to explain PBA.
Nutrition trend expert Max Lugavere rejoins The Doctors to reveal which trendy foods are actually good for your – and which ones don’t belong on your plate. ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork tells Max, “I both love it and hate it when you come on the show, because I’m always a little bit scared about the trends you’re going to try to make us eat!” Max laughs, “We couldn’t have a better subject for you guys to taste today!” He’s brought along big bowls of natto, a fermented soybean product, for them to sample. Natto is popular in Japan.
Dr. Edward tells The Doctors about a two-year-old beagle named Rex who chased a rabbit in a park and returned to his owner with a bloody nose. Initially, the owner and vet failed to see the underlying issue and put little Rex on medications. When bleeding persisted, a CT scan revealed the dog had a 5-inch long stick lodged in his nose! Thankfully, they successfully removed the stick and Rex is doing much better.
The following material contains mature subject matter. A recent survey of men worldwide found that American men tend to stretch the truth when describing the size of their manhood. Saucy Dates, a dating site located in the U.K., had men estimate their length "down there" when erect – and also asked women to estimate the size of their last sexual partner.
With boundless loyalty, playfulness, and cuddles, a dog can be a kid’s best friend. And this is especially true for Carter, who suffers from vitiligo.
More than 8,500 people get diagnosed with skin cancer daily, making it the most common types of cancer in the U.S.! One 45-year-old mom named Mags spent too much time worshiping the sun and tanning beds, until her doc discovered pre-cancerous cells. Documenting her day-by-day journey on Facebook, Mags used the medical creams meant to burn off those pre-cancerous cells from her face and body.
Is changing your voice to sound more like Kylie Jenner the secret to landing a man? One YouTube speech specialist sure thinks so. The Doctors weigh in!
Teens and young people have been killing themselves or making suicide attempts and live-streaming the event via social media. Psychiatrist Dr. Domenick Sportelli joins The Doctors to discuss the phenomenon and how to prevent it. “The fact that live-stream suicides are becoming, in a way, a new norm – very disturbing,” says ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork.
Reality and social media star Kim Kardashian has opened up about a recent cosmetic procedure – not to her face or her world-famous derriere, but her belly button! Kim explains to her social media followers that pregnancy left her bellybutton looking a little different and she wanted it restored to its former splendor, so she visited cosmetic surgeon Dr. Simon Ourian. “It’s actually called a belly-button lift,” he says.
Jordan was attacked at random by a stranger, who posted footage of the attack to Snapchat. The teenager suffered severe injuries, including a skull fracture and brain trauma that prevented him from skateboarding, which he loves. He visited The Doctors after the attack – how is he doing now?
Gwyneth Paltrow’s website Goop has suggested drinking goat’s milk to get rid of parasites – is this a good idea, or just Hollywood hype? "Gwyneth, we love you!” says Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon. “If we didn’t have you, we wouldn’t have anything to talk about at the end of our shows!” And what has The Doctors talking today is the “goat milk cleanse” – eight days consuming nothing but herbs and goat’s milk to get rid of the parasites that, an article claims, we all have.
Psychotherapist Dr. Mike Dow has helped countless guests to The Doctors deal with difficult and painful events. Now he reveals his own family’s struggle with his brother David’s strokes. “He was a really happy kid, he was a really smart kid,” says Dr. Dow.
In a Doctors exclusive, “Southern Charm” star Jennifer Snowden is opening up about her pregnancy scare. After 15 weeks, she was curious about what the baby looked like and went for a 4-D scan, where they discovered her baby had an encephalocele, which is a rare neural tube defect that results in part of the brain partially extruded through the skull. Doctors told her if her baby survived that there was a possibility that round the clock care would be required and that walking, speaking, bowel control and most types of independence would be challenging.
Nearly 20 million Americans have diabetes, and another 86 million are at risk for developing it. Jane Ann says that a new program has done just that for her. Jane Ann was diagnosed with diabetes 15 years ago, when she weighed almost 300 pounds.
Many believe in the healing powers of essential oils to relieve stress or boost energy – but is it a good idea to inhale them into the lungs? “It looks like basically an e-cig,” ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork describes the essential-oil vaping device, “and a lot of people are doing this.” Urologist Dr. Jennifer Berman notes that the vaping mixtures including “natural extracts” and glycerin – “And the glycerin concerns me,” she says. “I think that whenever we glorify anything that involves smoking and say it’s good for you,” Dr. Stork adds, “I think you run the risk … Even if there was some proof that these worked, (and I’m not saying there is!), I’m going to inhale this thing to make me happy.” He’s concerned that it’s a short step from there to smoking cigarettes.
In spite of this, “60 percent end up dying in a hospital,” says ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork. Filmmaker Dan Krauss and Palliative Care Specialist Dr. Jessica Zitter join The Doctors to discuss the film and the hard choices dying patients and their families face. “We are so uncomfortable talking about end-of-life care in this country,” Dr. Stork says.
Michelle lost 175 pounds in just two years – but she was hiding the painful secret behind the success. When Michelle first appeared on The Doctors, she admitted to her family that she had been binging and purging. After her The Doctors appearance, Michelle spent 90 days as an in-patient at Remuda Ranch in Arizona.
A Russian tattoo artist may have taken his vocation a little too far – he gave his pet cat, named Demon, four large tattoos. Demon is a hairless cat, so the ink will always show.