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The medical podcast for your cortex and funny bone. Dr Mel Herbert, Dr Jess Mason and the FOOLYBOO team bring you a Medicine, Science, History and Humor Podcast that won't hurt a bit.

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18 - FOOD POISONING

31:37 | May 10th, 2016

Every year, 1 in 6 people get food poisoning. But, what is food poisoning? What should you do if you get food poisoning? What causes it and how do outbreaks happen?

1 - THE BIG CRASH

26:56 | Oct 12th, 2015

Welcome to the first episode of This Won't Hurt A Bit. Mel Herbert, ER doc wakes up in the middle of the night to the harrowing sounds of a massive crash on his street. This is the story of what happens next.

9 - BOTULISM

27:53 | Apr 9th, 2018

On this episode of This Won’t Hurt a Bit we talk about botulinum toxin. It seems to be everywhere: in your dirt, in your honey, in your celebrities. But how can you stay safe from this deadly poison? And if you get it, can you be saved? Also, Mel tea...Show More

8 - HOW TO SAVE A LIFE

30:06 | Mar 12th, 2018

ER doctors are expert life savers, but what about the rest of us? What can you do to prepare yourself for common life-threatening situations? In this episode we look at three common scenarios—choking, anaphylaxis, and the unresponsive person—to see w...Show More

7 - CAN FEVER CAUSE BRAIN DAMAGE?

29:53 | Feb 12th, 2018

You got a fever, and the only prescription is more...antipyretics? In this episode we break down what a fever is, why a fever is, as well as when and how to treat a fever. How hot can a fever get? Can it damage your brain? Is there such thing as a lo...Show More

6 - PARASITES

29:48 | Jan 8th, 2018

Warning: This month’s episode might be our most disgusting yet! It’s about the wild world of helminths. What’s a helminth, you ask? A parasitic worm! And it’s looking for one thing: to use your body as an all-you-can-eat restaurant. Special guest Dr....Show More

5 - OUTDATED MEDICAL PRACTICES

29:51 | Dec 11th, 2017

In this episode we look back at some questionable medical practices that haven’t quite stood the test of time. How does a smoke enema sound? Or heroin as a cough suppressant? How about blood letting? If your answer is “great!” then you’re into some p...Show More

4 - INFLUENZA

29:55 | Nov 13th, 2017

It’s flu season (in the northern hemisphere) and that means it’s time to vaccinate yourself against common medical misconceptions. In this episode we tackle some of the big questions people have about influenza: What is it? And why should we get vacc...Show More

3 - THINGS YOU FIND IN THE ER

27:24 | Oct 9th, 2017

A football helmet, wire cutters, alcohol, a metal detector, cocaine and superglue? But each of these things can be found in the ER. This episode Jess and Mel quiz Dave on things that you wouldn't expect to find in the ER. Sounds like a recipe for dis...Show More

2 - BITES

28:59 | Sep 11th, 2017

This episode might actually hurt just a little bit, as we are talking about animal bites! What are the most common bites? Is a cat or a dog bite worse? How should we treat an animal bite? What is the deal with Rabies? All these questions are answered...Show More

01 - FOREIGN BODIES

31:07 | Aug 8th, 2017

After an extended break, we are back with an episode about all of those things that are found in places they shouldn't be. Mel and Jess tell us all of the wildest "foreign bodies" stories from their time in the ER.

19 - SEASON FINALE

07:27 | Jun 6th, 2016

We take a quick look at some of our favorite parts of the season as well as some behind-the-scenes bloopers.

17 - RADIATION

29:45 | Apr 4th, 2016

In this episode we are talking about Radiation. Part of living on Earth is that we are all exposed to low levels of Radiation. We are made of it, we emit it, we exist in it. It can cause disease, it can help us to diagnose disease, and it can be used...Show More

16 - CAFFEINE

25:35 | Mar 14th, 2016

Caffeine! Everyone's favorite psychoactive drug. Is caffeine good or bad for you? This episode of This Won't Hurt A Bit we shall discuss how caffeine works, and whether there are any health benefits. We will also explore what happens when you have to...Show More

15 - MOVIE MEDICINE: Part 2

20:40 | Feb 29th, 2016

Medicine in the movies! We had so much to discuss about the medicine in these movies, that we made this a two-part special. Up next is The Revenant. We talk about the bear attack scene, the wounds and the realities of what a body could withstand. And...Show More

14 - MOVIE MEDICINE: Part 1

31:54 | Feb 29th, 2016

Medicine in the Movies! This week we examine medical procedures in cinema. First up we dissect Pulp Fiction, and the classic Mia Wallace overdose scene. Then, we move onto the post-apocalyptic hit Mad Max:Fury Road. Dr Mel Herbert, Dr Jess Mason & Da...Show More

13 - CONCUSSED

35:21 | Feb 15th, 2016

This episode we discuss concussions, the sequelae that happen as a result of concussions, and the long term effects of repeated head trauma. We seek answers from “Captain Cortex”, Prof. Stuart Swadron. Medical team physician for the Cleveland Indians...Show More

12 - SPECIAL REPORT: ZIKA VIRUS

11:44 | Feb 4th, 2016

Prof. Mel Herbert and Prof. Stuart Swadron discuss Zika Virus. Where did it come from? What disease does it cause? What is microcephaly? And is it really an STD, as well? All this and more on our special report.

11 - EXTREME HEAT

26:50 | Feb 2nd, 2016

Can you drink your own urine? Run yourself to death? This week we explore the science and physiology of how extreme heat effects our bodies. Our intrepid field reporter/co-host, Dave Mason, "visits" Death Valley to see just how hot a person can get. ...Show More

10 - EXTREME RUNNING

33:14 | Jan 11th, 2016

Just how fast and how far can a human go? This week, the physiology and stories of extreme runners. Ultramarathon Man, Dean Karnazes tells us his extraordinary story. We find out about Diane Leather and we get some answers from sports writer David Ep...Show More

9 - HOLIDAY MISHAPS

32:03 | Dec 21st, 2015

It's the HOLIDAYS! What could possibly go wrong? This week we bring you a Holiday Special about some of the festive season's worst case scenarios. Dave checks in with Jess and Mel about some potential "Christmas Story" issues, and we find a diagnosis...Show More

8 - SECOND OPINION: UP IN SMOKE

26:58 | Dec 8th, 2015

This week in Second Opinion we go a little further with all things smokable. Why do people do it?Mel, Jess & Dave Mason ask Dr Ken Starr some questions about addiction, Dopamine and how receptors work. We revisit Medical Marijuana with a personal sto...Show More

7 - UP IN SMOKE

24:53 | Dec 1st, 2015

Smoking has been around since at least 5000BC. This episode we discuss the myriad problems with smoking. Specifically we discuss the effects of Cigarettes and Vaping. Oh, and we tell you some interesting facts about Marijuana that you may not know.

6 - SECOND OPINION: DEATH AND DYING

32:55 | Nov 16th, 2015

Last weeks episode "Death and Dying" covered a lot of ground. In this Second Opinion, Dave Mason asks Mel and Jess some important follow-up questions about CPR, they speak to Dr Chuck Yowler, trauma surgeon, about Hypothermia and Wendy Roderweiss abo...Show More

5 - DEATH AND DYING

30:06 | Nov 9th, 2015

The team explores the spectrum of death - coping with loss, CPR as a superhero cape, and how some medical practices can rescue us from death’s hold.

4 - SECOND OPINION

21:26 | Oct 26th, 2015

The first "Second Opinion" Episode. In these episodes we shall dig a little deeper, define some medical terms and ask the experts. This episode we define REBOA,  talk Migraines and get to the bottom of the squirmy truth about Maggot farming.

3 - VOICES AND WONDERLANDS

32:39 | Oct 19th, 2015

We discuss diseases and syndromes that distort reality, past societal failures with mental health as well as the brave story of young Nellie Bly. We also follow Mel down the rabbit hole and find ourselves in rural Australia in the 1970's.

2 - THINGS THAT GO BITE

36:40 | Oct 12th, 2015

This episode explores bites. The good and the bad, the Arachnid the Annelid, and the Diptera. How dangerous is the widow spider bite? Do we still use leeches today? We answer these questions and also unveil the squirmy truth about the maggot's role i...Show More

12 - FARTS AND HICCUPS

29:38 | Jul 16th, 2018

In this episode we break down two understudied, but frequently experienced, phenomena: Farts and Hiccups. We cover what’s normal and what’s not, throw around big words like “flatogenicity” and “singultus,” and ask important questions like “can lighti...Show More

11 - MARIJUANA

30:02 | Jun 18th, 2018

This week we’re getting into the weeds on…Marijuana! How safe is it? What’s the difference between smoking it and eating it? And how long has it been around anyway? The team tackles these totally deep questions as well as the recent uptick in marijua...Show More

10 - GARFIELD AND THE BULLET

28:49 | May 14th, 2018

President James Garfield’s life was tragically cut short when a deranged gunman shot him on a train platform, but could modern doctors have saved him? We travel back to the year 1881 to relive that fateful summer day and talk about bullets, miasma, s...Show More

0 - COMING SOON!

03:22 | Oct 7th, 2015

Preview of the all new Medical show for everyone. Foolyboo Inc brings you a Medicine, Science, History and Humor Podcast that won't hurt a bit.