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This Won't Hurt A Bit podcast.

December 31, 2019

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.

Episodes with Smash Notes

Is it over yet? No!

In this episode, Dr. Jessica Mason, Dr. Melvis Herbert, and, well, just Dave, cut through the Corona craziness and bring you the latest in COVID-19 news, medical science, and cocktail recipes. Wash your hands, grab your headphones, and enjoy.

Updated on March 23

In this episode we break down two understudied, but frequently experienced, phenomena: Farts and Hiccups.

Updated on November 22

This week we’re getting into the weeds on…Marijuana!

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?

Updated on July 17

ProkaryOK Cupid Profile: Clostridium Botulinum. If looks could kill! Loves low-oxygen environments, tropical temperatures, and Italian food. Will take your breath away.

Updated on April 13

ER doctors are expert life savers, but what about the rest of us?

Updated on May 05

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 low grade fever? Do emergency departments have fancy Tylenol? All this plus hallucinations, seizures, and the most accurate way to take a temperature (hint: it isn't your mouth).

Updated on April 29

Warning: This month’s episode might be our most disgusting yet! It’s about the wild world of helminths.

In this episode we look back at some questionable medical practices that haven’t quite stood the test of time.

It’s flu season (in the northern hemisphere) and that means it’s time to vaccinate yourself against common medical misconceptions.

A football helmet, wire cutters, alcohol, a metal detector, cocaine and superglue? Sounds like a recipe for disaster. 

Updated on July 11