Category Archives: Podcasts

Podcasts by Alan L. Rubin, MD. Topics include general health, diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid, and vitamin D. Podcasts are 5-10 minutes long.

Podcast: Smoking – The Saddest Addiction

This healthcast will show you why smoking is the saddest addiction. My thanks to Dr. Tom Gross for this healthcast. Continue reading

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Podcast: Inhaled Insulin

This healthcast will introduce you to a major advance in diabetes care,
inhaled insulin. Continue reading

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Podcast: Byetta For Type 2 Diabetes

In this healthcast you will learn: The uses of a great new drug for type 2 diabetes called Byetta, the kinds of patients who should not use it, and the properties of the drug that make it so valuable. Continue reading

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Podcast: Trans Fats – What Are They And Why Are They Bad For You?

What are trans fats and why are they bad for you? Which foods contains trans fats? Why is fat needed, and which ones to choose. Continue reading

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Podcast: Corn is Killing Us – The Obesity Epidemic

This healthcast will tell you: 1) The probable reason for our current epidemic of obesity and diabetes, 2) How we got into this mess in the first place, and 3) What we can do to get ourselves out of the mess Continue reading

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Podcast: Insomnia – Getting A Good Night’s Sleep

In this healthcast you will discover how insomnia is defined, the current types of insomnia, and what you can do to get a good night’s sleep. Continue reading

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Podcast: Fat In Fish – Why Fish Is Good For You

In this healthcast you will learn: Why fish is good for you, which fish are the best source of heart disease preventing omega-3 fatty acids, and who should avoid certain kinds of fish because of the mercury content. Continue reading

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Podcast: Depression Part Two – Medication, Therapy, and Resources

In this healthcast you will learn: the place of antidepressant medications in treatment, talk therapy for depression, and how to make use of all your resources to overcome depression. Continue reading

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Podcast: Recognizing Depression In Adults, Children And The Elderly

In this healthcast you will learn how to define depression so you can tell if you or a loved one suffers from it, special features of depression in children and the elderly, and what your doctor needs to know to treat it properly. Continue reading

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Podcast: Anorexia Nervosa

How to determine if someone you know has anorexia nervosa. How to tell if the person suffers from bulimia. What must be done to prevent sickness or even death. Continue reading

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Podcast: Alzheimer’s Disease – How To Identify and What To Expect

How to identify when someone you know has Alzheimer’s, How to tell the difference between Alzheimer’s and other conditions, What to expect over time for the person with Alzheimer’s Continue reading

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Podcast: Ethics In Science

In this healthcast you will learn about the problem of falsification of data by “scientists” trying to enhance their reputation. Continue reading

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Podcast: Lasik Eye Surgery – What To Expect

This healthcast will introduce you to LASIK surgery for improving your vision and eliminating your lenses or glasses. Continue reading

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Podcast: Osteoporosis – Severity, Prevention, and Treatment

This healthcast is an introduction to osteoporosis. It contains information about: the severity of the problem in the United States, the medical and economic consequences of osteoporosis, and the way to prevent and, if necessary, treat osteoporosis. Continue reading

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Podcast: Thyroid Disease and the Elderly

This healthcast describes the special characteristics of thyroid disease in the elderly. Continue reading

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