Grammy-nominated singer, actor and best-selling author Tyrese Gibson joins The Doctors to share words of wisdom from his book, Manology: Secrets of Your Man’s Mind Revealed, which he co-wrote with Reverend Run, from the iconic hip hop group Run-DMC.
“What I’ve learned is that love, and relationships and marriages need to have a strong point of reference. How could you possibly know what it is to be a father, if you weren’t raised by a father?” Tyrese says.
In response to Tyrese’s grief over the loss of his friend, ER physician Dr. Travis Stork advises, “Getting out of whatever element you’re in that is either causing sadness or not allowing you to break away from that sadness, and doing it with family or friends, sometimes, that’s what the doctor ordered.”
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Groundbreaking Treatment for Sinusitis
Betty, 34, has suffered from bad allergies and nasal congestion for 10 years and has tried every treatment, from medications to neti pots and acupuncture, to relieve her symptoms. She began receiving steroid injections about six years ago, but says that the side effects, including weight gain and hair growth, were horrible. Desperate for a solution to her symptoms that wouldn’t result in unwanted side effects, Betty sought help from board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Brian Weeks. He offered to perform a new procedure involving a nasal implant that could clear up her symptoms and reduce the chances of the need for a follow-up procedure.
“Imagine, instead of having to do a nasal spray every day, you come into your doctor’s office three or four times a year, have an implant placed in your sinuses in five minutes in the office, and not have to think about it again,” Dr. Weeks explains.
Cutting-Edge Treatment for Receding Gums
The Doctors are joined by Rocio, who recently underwent a new procedure to correct her receding gums. Learn how the procedure works.
Treating Recurrent UTIs
Urinary tract infections occur when the urethra comes into contact with bacteria from the genital area and anus, allowing them to enter the urethra and bladder, resulting in an infection. Common symptoms of UTIs include frequent urination, burning during urination and a sense of urgency to urinate. Women are more prone to this type of infection, which can be caused by frequent intercourse and certain types of birth control, including diaphragms and spermicides. If not treated, recurrent infections can lead to permanently scarred kidneys, kidney disease or even sepsis.
Pari, a young woman who has been suffering from recurrent UTIs for the past five years, says the infections occur three to four times a month and that she sometimes has to miss school and work because of the pain she experiences. She says that she has them so frequently that she doesn’t bother to go to the doctor, instead preferring to self-treat by drinking a lot of water and taking over-the-counter medication.
To get to the bottom of her recurrent problem, Pari decides to visit urologist Dr. Jennifer Berman, who explains that hormonal birth control products, including the pill and contraceptive vaginal rings, can predispose the user to urinary tract infections.
After examining Pari, Dr. Berman determines that the underlying cause of Pari’s recurrent infections is low levels of the hormone estrogen. She then prescribes estrogen suppositories, as well as herbal supplements to help relieve Pari’s symptoms.
Food for Thought
While serving nearly 10 years in federal prison for drug trafficking, Jeff Henderson says he gradually realized that his life was not over and that if he could find mentors, stop blaming others and take full responsibility for his future, he could turn his life around and accomplish anything. Now a world-renowned chef and Food Network star, without ever receiving a formal culinary education, Chef Jeff is proof that persistence, dedication and a can-do attitude can take you to brand-new heights.
In his new book, If You Can See It, You Can Be It: 12 Street Smart Recipes for Success, Chef Jeff shares in detail how he turned from a life of drugs to become a chef at high-end restaurants. He then explains how anyone can apply the lessons he learned to get from where they are to where they want to be.
“You have to be able to learn,” he says. “I sacrificed personal things in order to grow intellectually and become a chef.”