MTT #81: Are the kids alright, medically? 

Today’s episode of Medicine: The Truth takes a look at the mental and physical health of America’s youth.

More than ever before, kids 17 and under are getting their medical care at drug stores and retail clinics, signaling a further decline in traditional doctor-patient relationships. Meanwhile, new data show that young people, especially adolescent girls, experienced a massive increase in antidepressant medication usage during the pandemic—trends that continue today at an alarming rate.

Podcast cohosts Dr. Robert Pearl and Jeremy Corr discuss what’s happening with America’s young people. Are the kids going to be alright? Find out on today’s show.

Here’s a snapshot of all the topics covered on this episode of Medicine: The Truth.

  • The effectiveness of the latest COVID-19 vaccines
  • In-person vs. virtual visits following medical abortion
  • The impact of COVID-19 on babies and their mothers
  • The rise of cervical cancer among low-income women
  • Why younger patients are getting their care at retail clinics
  • Antidepressant prescriptions boomed among adolescent girls
  • Unpaid medical bills are also on the rise
  • Ransomware attacks are preventing Rx refills
  • Insurers are cracking down on popular weight-loss drugs
  • Alabama’s courts rule against IVF treatments
  • How Jimmy Carter has survived a year in hospice
  • An unprecedented donation to a medical school is sparking hope
  • The importance of healthcare in this year’s election
  • The impact of running on prostate cancer
  • The residual impact of Long COVID

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Dr. Robert Pearl is the author of a book about medicine’s invisible yet highly influential physician culture. Check out “Uncaring: How Physician Culture Is Killing Doctors & Patients.” All profits from the book go to Doctors Without Borders.

Fixing Healthcare is a co-production of Dr. Robert Pearl and Jeremy Corr. Subscribe to the show via Apple, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you find podcasts. Join the conversation or suggest a guest by following the show on Twitter and LinkedIn.