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Feb 27, 2024

It’s the case of the injured water-skier, which gets Chris to talk about painkillers (NSAIDs, opioids, and Tylenol) and how quickly you lose muscle mass when you’re injured. Plus: a cancer update! Should you pay thousands of dollars for a full-body scan to make sure you don’t have cancer? Can you legally send poop through the mail? And how can we make Pap smears obsolete?

Jonathan couldn’t speak much, so Aigul stepped up as co-host!

A Block: The Case of the Injured Water-Skier

(0:58) A man survives a water-skiing accident with two fractures, but he’s still in pain two months later. Is this normal or is he malingering?

B Block: Cancer Update

(28:24) Full-body MRIs promoted by Kim Kardashian: should you pay for one?

(36:29) Colorectal cancer screening test available for free in Quebec

(41:22) Is cervical cancer coming to an end?


* Theme music: “Fall of the Ocean Queen“ by Joseph Hackl

* Assistant researcher: Aigul Zaripova


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1) La Presse’s report on full-body MRIs (in French):

2) Montreal Gazette coverage of free colorectal screening tests in Quebec:

3) Chris’ article about cervical cancer: