Dr. Patrick Yeung, an OB/GYN from St. Louis, discusses so-called “medical use” or “non-contraceptive use” of oral contraceptives, especially whether the common practice makes medical or ethical sense.

Also in this episode:
News (01:00) – Ethical and unethical official positions of professional health care organizations, and why patients should find out what their own doctors believe.

Preventive Medicine Tip (11:55) – Pneumonia Vaccine

Medical Trivia (Answer at 40:30) – What organ was first successfully transplanted from a LIVING donor? What organ was first successfully transplanted from a CADAVER?

Listener Question (40:45) – At age 61, I expect to have a life expectancy of 95 and I am not interested in living a longer life than that. But I want to live healthily for as much of my life as possible, are there things I should do that will keep me healthy but not extend my life expectancy?

Medicine You Need to Know (42:45) – Pulmonologist Dr. Eustace Fernandes discusses the health consequences of smoking, whether there are healthy alternatives, and the advice he shares with his patient who are trying to quit

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