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Title: Did anyone watch Dr. Oz yesterday?
Post by: A66eyroad on September 28, 2011, 06:31:46 AM
Dr. Oz had a special segment on yesterday about chronic pain. I actually left work an hour early so I could be home in time to see it. (Life without TiVo...)  It was a pretty good show but a near miss, in my opinion. He had a lot of good information, but didn't go quite far enough. He spent only the first 30 minutes on the subject. I was left wanting him to say more on our behalf, but suddenly he was talking about getting a flu shot. But he did do a good job with the time he spent.

He had some people - women - on who talked about being dismissed by their doctors, about seeing multiple doctors, about being told the pain is all in their head.

The best part for me was when he gave a list of four items that he said would get him in trouble with physicians. Among other things, he said that, if you're a woman, you're much more likely to have your complaints dismissed than if you're a man.

Unfortunately, I'm not able to find a transcript online.
Title: Re: Did anyone watch Dr. Oz yesterday?
Post by: A66eyroad on September 28, 2011, 11:47:04 AM
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/your-chronic-pain-disease-pt-1 (http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/your-chronic-pain-disease-pt-1)
Title: Re: Did anyone watch Dr. Oz yesterday?
Post by: aussie mum on September 28, 2011, 01:16:31 PM
The best part for me was when he gave a list of four items that he said would get him in trouble with physicians. Among other things, he said that, if you're a woman, you're much more likely to have your complaints dismissed than if you're a man.


I think nearly all of us can relate to that statement.  :(
Title: Re: Did anyone watch Dr. Oz yesterday?
Post by: Meld256 on September 30, 2011, 05:09:42 AM
Thanks for sending the link to the video.  I'll try to watch later; I see there are 4 parts!  Maybe there is more information in our behalf later in the shows.  He seems to have mostly common-sense advice and information, which is refreshing.