Times have changed and so has medicine. The Doctors reveal medical technologies of the past, present and future. See how a ground-breaking hospital of the 1950s compares to a state-of-the-art hospital today.
Tried and True or New and Improved?
From beauty solutions to pain remedies, The Doctors help you decide between treatments of the past and present.
Feed Your Mind
Find out which foods are best for your brain!
From X-Ray to Fly Thru Technology
In 1895, German physicist Wilhem Roentgen discovered the X-ray, which paved the way for medical imaging technology we know today like CT scans and MRIs.
“Perhaps the greatest advances in medicine are diagnostic scans like MRIs and CT scans,” ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says. “Doctors rely on these tools [today], but it all started with the X-ray.”
Medical imaging has recently reached a new level with Fly Thru ultrasound technology, which allows doctors to virtually travel through any fluid-filled body part.
“It’s an amazing ultrasound, unlike any ultrasound I’ve ever seen,” OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson says.
“It has huge applications for women’s medicine,” she continues. “We can now see different structures of the fetus and see them better in general."
Watch as sonographer Cindy Rapp demonstrates Fly Thru technology on Dr. Travis’ forearm.
“This is the biggest advance I’ve seen in ultrasound,” Cindy says.
New Technology, New Problems?
New technology brings new solutions, but it can also bring new problems. Since the invention of cell phones, people have been suffering from headaches, neck pain and a loss in the normal curvature of the spine — a syndrome called “Text Neck.”
It’s a modern medical problem that doctors are beginning to see in children. Chiropractor Dr. Dean Fishman explains how it occurs, how to fix it and how to prevent it.
Fitness: Back to Basics
When it comes to fitness, it seems what’s old is new! Blast fat and build muscle all at once using your own body weight and velocity. Certified personal trainer Brian Nguyen demonstrates how to burn up to 1,000 calories in one workout without high-tech machinery.