The Doctor TV Show - Show Synopsis - Friday News Feed: April 26, 2013

Radiant Skin at Any Age

Genetics play a significant role in how our skin changes over time, but there are ways to age gracefully. Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon and dermatologist Dr. Glynis Ablon share six tips for radiant skin at any age.

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Morning-After Pill Controversy
The morning-after pill, a contraceptive intended for use within 72 hours of intercourse to prevent pregnancy, is now being sold over the counter. Does its accessibility promote irresponsible sex? The Doctors weigh in.

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Birth control vending machines?

Weight Loss Microchip
At least one-third of American adults are obese, and while dieting and exercising can be effective solutions, sometimes they’re not enough to obtain a healthy weight. Scientists in the United Kingdom are experimenting with a microchip that may prevent overeating. Would you implant a microchip if it promised to control your appetite? Learn more.

Living with Prader Willi Syndrome
Six-year-old Blaise suffers from Prader Willi syndrome (PWS), a congenital condition that significantly reduces muscle mass and causes cognitive delays. A common symptom of PWS is insatiable hunger, which often leads to obesity and can be life-threatening if left uncontrolled.


“His physiological drive to eat is so powerful."


“Patients can eat so much in a single sitting that they can burst their stomachs.”

Young Man Dies after Dental Procedure
While having his wisdom teeth pulled, a 24-year-old man began to cough during surgery and went into cardiac arrest. He unfortunately lost his life several days later. The young man was reportedly administered at least six different types of sedatives, and a piece of gauze may have gotten caught in his throat. Dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman joins The Doctors to discuss the risks of sedatives and anesthesia. Plus, learn the must-ask questions to address with your doctor before going under.

Cancer Matters
While exciting new cancer research is conducted every day, one million Americans are diagnosed with the disease every year. Learn about a new test that can predict certain cancers. And, how a doctor confronts a frightening diagnosis.


A Simple Saliva Test
A new exam may predict your risk of ovarian, breast and prostate cancer.


A Doctor’s Diagnosis
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Bill Stetson opens up about his battle with prostate cancer.


Can Bras Cause Sagging?
A 15-year study in France showed that bras may actually promote breast sagging rather than prevent it. Dr. Ordon and OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson weigh in on the findings.

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