WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: SPECIAL EDITION (“My Vote IS My Gun”)

Gun deaths are at epidemic proportions.  After the massacre in Orlando Dr. Jorge believes that gun control is crucial.   Listen to him make his case.

Wellness Wednesday: MEDICAL MARIJUANA???

Dr. Jorge goes toe to toe with a medical marijuana advocate.  You don’t want to miss this one.  Should marijuana be legal?  Are there medical indications for marijuana?  Does marijuana cause addiction.   Get Dr. Jorge’s take on a lot of these issues and watch the sparks fly.

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Wellness Wednesday: Dr. Jorge on Autism and Vaccines

I can talk till I am blue in the face about how vaccines do not cause autism and some people just don’t listen.   But, let a twelve year old genius go on the internet and tell you all the reasons that vaccines DO cause autism and he gets millions of views in one day.  Maybe I’m just wrong.

Don’t count on it!

Image Credit: Image via Facebook/Marco Arturo
Image Credit: Image via Facebook/Marco Arturo

 

Wellness Wednesday: Dr. Jorge on Silent Heart Attacks

Did you know that every 43 seconds and American gets a heart attack. Deaths from heart disease are six times more

than deaths from breast or prostate cancer. Now “silent” heart attacks have been found to be even more dangerous. Find out more about it on today’s Wellness Wednesday.

Wellness Wednesday: Dr. Jorge in the Living Out Loud Studio; taking about menopause and how it affects a woman’s chances of heart disease.

Co hosts Barbara Venezia, Rene Horsch and Dr. Jorge Rodriguez discuss matters of the heart- so to speak. What are the signs of a heart attack? How can you best prevent one? What are determining factors? Gender? Age? Sleep?

Wellness Wednesday: May the Fourth (Be With You)

Is there a special force that keeps us healthy? Does the power of positive thinking really help? Dr. Jorge discuses the intangibles forces of wellness.

Dr. Jorge Rodrigues – Wellness Wednesday: Is The Cure for HIV Around the Corner?

Dr. Jorge talks about how one man got cured of HIV.

Dr. Jorge Rodrigues – Wellness Wednesday: Heart Disease, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Heart Attack | Part-3

This is the third in the series of what are the causes of heart attacks. Smoking cigarettes can increase your risk by a factor of 12. Don’t think that’s a lot? Multiply your income by 12!

Dr. Jorge Rodrigues – Wellness Wednesday: Heart Disease, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Heart Attack | Part-2

Dr. Jorge Rodrigues – Wellness Wednesday: Heart Disease, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Heart Attack | Part-1

Hepatitis C

Welcome to Wellness Wednesday and Dr. Jorge Rodriguez talking to us from London regarding Hepatitis C, its impact in the world, and a cure.

Why Do Hispanics Have More Diabetes?

ENGLISH VERSION

SPANISH VERSION

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer (Spanish Video)

From CROI: the Latest on HIV Treatments and Possible Cures

Marijuana Update

ZIKA Virus – UPDATE

“Common Cold” vs “The FLu”

Every wonder what the difference is between having the “common cold” vs. “the flu”? It’s actually quite simple. I was feeling horribly while filming this video blog…hopefully by the end of it you can decide if I had a cold or the flu.

The ZIKA VIRUS Epidemic

As if Ebola, SARS and Swine Flu were not enough to worry about, now we have to worry about the ZIKA Virus too? Yes. We do. ZIKA is a well-known RNA virus that has been around for yours and is known to be transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. In other words, if the virus has infected someone and it is in his or her blood, if the mosquito bites him or her it can transmit it to the next person it bites. A bit scary because if you live in an area where there is this particular type of mosquito, ZIKA can spread very rapidly.

In the past only 20% of the people infected with ZIKA got any symptoms at all. They would usually just get flu-type symptoms. In the worse case scenario they would get what is called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (a paralysis that usually starts in the feet and moves up the body). But something appears to have changed. In Brazil there are usually 160 cases a year of microcephaly (children born with small brains and heads). Something that is usually fatal. Alarmingly, there have been close to 4000 cases of microcephaly in Brazil over the past six months. Many of these children or their mother have tested positive for the ZIKA virus. More cases are being found in Venezuela and other Southern and Central American countries. The fear is that as the seasons change and North America gets warmer, that ZIKA and its mosquito will find its way north to regions it is not usually found.

ZIKA TRANSMITTED SEXUALLY

To make matters a bit worse, today there was a case in Texas of a man who travelled to South America, contracted ZIKA and transmitted it to his female partner. She had not been to South America or any other area that has ZIKA.

There currently is no treatment or vaccine for ZIKA. That is what it is important that you either go to www.CDC.gov and find out more about ZIKA or ask your physician what they recommend if you plan to travel to areas where ZIKA is currently endemic. Both the World Health Organization and the C.D.C. are suggesting that pregnant women and women of child bearing age consider not travelling to these areas. Now, with the Texas case, it might be wise to abstain from sexual contact with someone who has also travelled to those areas.

If you have travelled to Central or South America, it is best to consult your physician, especially if you have symptoms of the flu: fever, body aches, and sore throat. In the mean time, stay informed and vigilant.

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Dr. Jorge E. Rodriguez (Dr. Jorge) divides his time between two practices in Southern California, where he takes care of everything from heartburn, to heart attacks, to heart break. He is also principal investigator of clinical research trials.

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