Dec 19, 2019

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Scot: Hey, happy holidays and holiday season from the "Who Cares About Men's Health?" team. Quick little minisode during our hiatus. We'll be back January 7th?

Mitch: Seventh.

Scot: January 7th with a new show. In the meantime, listen to some of these shows from the past. But this is brand-new stuff here. I thought it would be kind of fun from Troy's perspective to think about, like, Christmas presents under Troy's tree.

Troy: That's right, under . . .

Scot: Like, as an ER doctor . . .

Troy: Not in my home. Not under my . . . but yes, the Christmas tree that we have in the ER, the middle of the ER, that we can just distribute gifts to our patients, things that are going to help them and hopefully keep them out of the ER. That's the goal of my Christmas tree is keeping people out of the ER.

Scot: Oh, okay. That's good. All right.

Troy: I love seeing you there but, you know, you don't want to come to the ER, let's face it.

Scot: All right, so Christmas presents under Troy's tree in the emergency room. Let's go ahead and unwrap one right now.

Mitch: Crinkle crinkle crinkle. Crinkle.

Scot: Those are our low-budget sound effects.

Troy: This is low budget, yeah.

Scot: We can't afford real sound effects.

Troy: That's Mitch opening my very poorly wrapped gift to him. And to Mitch, I am gifting you a prescription for Zofran.

Mitch: For Zofran?

Troy: Yeah, it's an anti-nausea . . . are you excited?

Mitch: Yes. Wow, I don't know. What is this?

Troy: Have you ever gotten Zofran before?

Mitch: Yeah.

Troy: I bet you've never . . . oh, you have?

Mitch: Unh-unh.

Troy: Yeah, so you've never gotten this gift before. Zofran's a medication that will keep you out of the ER. It's an anti-nausea medication. If you're traveling, I always recommend to people to talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for Zofran. This is the one thing if you're ever traveling, it can be a lifesaver, because nothing's more disabling than getting sick and throwing up. You take some Zofran, you can keep fluids down, avoid a trip to the ER.

Mitch: Wow, thanks.

Troy: You're welcome, Mitch.

Scot: Oh boy, me next, me next!

Troy: Any day. Scot, what would you like? Do you want to open your gift next?

Scot: I'm going to take that red one right there.

Troy: Okay. Open it up.

Scot: Crinkle crinkle crinkle. Oh, it's super glue.

Troy: It is super glue.

Scot: Thanks, Troy.

Troy: This can keep you out of the ER, too. Again, I'm kind of thinking more in terms of travel. I'm not recommending just putting super glue on yourself randomly. But when you're traveling, super glue can be a great way to fix lacerations. It's the same stuff almost, besides one little chain on this chemical molecule, that we use in the ER. You know, we use this kind of super glue stuff to repair lacerations. If you're traveling, if you have a small laceration, clean it out really well, put a little super glue on it. It can keep you from having to go to the ER.

Scot: Oh, great.

Troy: Yeah.

Scot: Thanks, Troy.

Troy: You're welcome.

Scot: All right, looks like we have one more. I don't know who this is for.

Troy: Okay, well, we're not going to name names here, but this is Naloxone.

Scot: Okay.

Troy: So I don't want to make light of this, because Naloxone is actually the one thing I would love to give everyone who comes to the ER, because Naloxone is an absolute lifesaver in an opioid overdose. If someone has a heroin addiction or if they just have prescription pills, or you have a child who gets a hold of prescription pills, opioids, and takes them, you know, we have one of the top five death rates in the country from opioids. If everyone had access to Naloxone, we could save a lot of lives. So this is one of those things, you can inject Naloxone. There's a nasal spray. It reverses the effects of the opioid, gets the person breathing again. It's a lifesaver.

Scot: And I want to destigmatize it a little bit. Like, for somebody that just even, we've heard stories about grandmas and grandpas who, the kids come over for the holidays, and grandma and grandpa has an opioid pain medication for legitimate reasons, and the little kid gets into it and takes it, it could have a terrible outcome. But with a Naloxone kit, it's the antidote.

Troy: It's the antidote. It is an absolute lifesaver. So this is something everyone should have, and you can pick it up at public libraries. Go down to the Salt Lake City Library. You can come here to University of Utah to the Health Sciences Center to the library. They'll just hand it to you, no questions asked, no prescription needed. I would love just to give this to everyone.

Scot: All right. That's a pretty interesting and cool Christmas tree.

Mitch: I'm glad I got my gift.

Troy: You got your Zofran. You're a happy man.

Scot: Sorry, Troy, we didn't get you anything.

Troy: It's all right. I'll let it go this year.

Scot: Merry Christmas, Troy.

Troy: Thank you, and a happy holidays to you too.

Scot: Time to say the things that we say at the end of podcasts. Troy, don't try to hog the whole thing. Go. Once Troy gets started . . .

Troy: See, you can't get me started, because I'm like, what's the next thing I'm supposed to say here? So if you like us, please give us five stars. If you don't like us, let us know. Tell us directly so we can make changes.

Scot: And then get the five stars.

Troy: And then give the five stars later. So you can contact us at hello@thescoperadio.com.

Scot: All right, and you can also reach out to us at facebook.com/whocaresmenshealth. If you want to find out where you can get the podcast and subscribe, which is awesome, because then we just pop right into your little pod catcher, you can go to whocaresmenshealth.com, and we've got links to all the popular podcast listening apps. And thank you for caring about men's health, and be cool.

Troy: Be cool, man.

Mitch: Be cool.

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