Football; dogs save docs and preserve life; and a clown of a doctor

Friday, October 25, 2019

Medical Muggle Nick Andrews and Emi Okamoto, MD, talk about football: the injuries, the NFL's Crucial Catch campaign, and what to tell patients and parents about football injuries and injuries from all sports.

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The interview this week is with Jeff Pearson, DO, a family practice clinician practicing in Carlsbad, Calif. Dr. Pearson uses humor, magic, and general tomfoolery to forge a connection with his patients.


  • Learn about the survey (01:00)
  • Dogs extend life (01:30)
  • Dogs combat burnout (03:03)
  • NFL Crucial Catch campaign (05:15)
    • Crucial Catch criticism (06:31)
  • Sports injuries (09:50)
  • Would you let your kid play football? (14:44)

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