Cancer Campaign Controversy; Crack Pipe Vending Machines; Airplane Assaults

Hot Headlines
The Doctors weigh in on the most buzzed about health news.

The Doctors talk to an Australian mom who bared her breast cancer scars on social media to raise awareness of the effects of cancer on the body. Hear her inspiring words for fellow cancer survivors.

Crack pipe vending machines?! Mark Townsend, executive director of the Drug User Resource Center in Vancouver, Canada, explains his reasoning for starting this controversial initiative to decrease the number of Hepatitis C and HIV cases in his district.

Clinical psychologist Dr. Gabe Crenshaw responds to the story of a young woman who cut off a tattoo of her boyfriend’s name and mailed it to him when she discovered he was cheating. Was this a cry for help?

Mile-High Health Threats
The Doctors examine potential dangers that could affect your next flight.

Captain Sean Cassidy of the Airline Pilots Association explains how common laser pointers can pose a threat to flight safety. Learn how this alarming trend is endangering the lives of pilots, passengers and people on the ground.

One woman shares her experience of being sexually assaulted during a flight. Learn what you should do if you find yourself in a similar situation.

The Power of an Hour

Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, chief medical officer for Pfizer, shares the power of an hour. Learn how you can improve your health in 60 minutes.

Injection Dangers
Rajee, 46, joined The Doctors in January 2012 to share her story of receiving what she thought were medical-grade silicone injections, but were actually cement-like substances found in certain adhesives and tire repair products. The illegal injections left her with disfiguring nodules on her face. She rejoins The Doctors to share an update on her recovery process and to spread awareness of the dangers of cosmetic injections.

“I [felt] that not only physically I needed to get help, but also psychologically. It affected me. I was depressed, I had PTSD, agoraphobia — because I was actually fearful of leaving my apartment,” she says.

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. John Martin explains the procedure he employed to repair the damage to Rajee’s face, called ultherapy, which uses heat to shrink the nodules. He says that this enabled him to remove the cement nodules and replace them with standard, medical-grade filler.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon emphasizes that injecting things into your body is not a small, innocuous procedure, and to use caution when deciding to undergo any cosmetic procedure.

U.S. Health Care Ranking
The Doctors respond to a distressing report that ranked the United States health care system one of the lowest among the developed nations in the world. Hear their views on how to best improve the health care system in America.

“If we look at non-western approaches to health and wellness, we’re backwards,” OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton says. “We have a medical culture that is really set up to treat disease and not prevent it.”