Feature Interview (13:00) – Dr. Rafael Rosario, who works with patients at Indianapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center, talks about the importance of palliative care that meets the needs and wishes of patients and respects their dignity.

Also in this episode:

News (1:10) – A new study about how drinking enough water can help prevent urinary tract infections (doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.4204) and do Vitamin D supplements really help seniors prevent fractures and falls?

Movie Review (6:40) – Dr. McGovern shares his thoughts on the movie Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer

Medical Trivia (Answer at 41:00) – In the 1986 movie, Star Trek: The Voyage Home, the crew of the Starship Enterprise finds its way back to late 20th century San Francisco. While Trying to rescue a crew member from Mercy Hospital, Captain Kirk and Dr. McCoy (disguised as physicians) have the following conversation while trying to get to Mr. Chekov, who is in an operating room.

Kirk: Out of the way…
Shore Patrolman: Sorry, Doctor, I have strict orders…
Dr. Gilian Taylor: [Gillian moans in pain]
McCoy: My God, man. Do you want an acute case on your hands? This woman has immediate postprandial, upper-abdominal distention. Now, out of the way! Get out of the way!

So – what did Dr. McCoy say she had – in lay terms?



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