Feature Interview (13:00) – What does “Board Certified” really mean? Dr. Les Ruppersberger, past-president of the Catholic Medical Association and a recently retired OB/GYN from Philadelphia talks about what patients need to know about their doctors’ board certification and the best ways to really know if a doctor is good or not.

Also in this episode:

News (1:00) – Health benefits of saunas (doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2018.04.008), High rates of birth complications in the United States (www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/pres…spital-births.html), Coffee linked with longer life (doi.org/ 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.2425),

Medical Trivia (Answer at 39:00) – In terms of the two-liter bottle that contains your favorite pop (or soda, depending on where you come from), how much blood does the average 180 pound (82 kg) person have in his or her body?

Linacre for Laypeople (41:00) – As part of the special Humanae Vitae anniversary issue of the Linacre Quarterly, Radiologist Dr. David Hilger explains his new article about the dangers of hormonal birth control and why the medical field needs to do a better job informing patients about the risks (Look for his article in the upcoming November 2018 edition of the Linacre Quarterly Vol. 84, Issue 4, November 2017)

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