Episode 23 - Adrenal Glands

The amazing adrenal glands produce and release important hormones involved in the stress response of organisms. This includes adrenaline (epinephrine), glucocorticoids (cortisol), sex hormones (androgens), and mineralocorticoids (aldosterone).

Episode 21 - Endocrine System (Hypothalamus & Pituitary)

In this episode we explore the anatomy and physiology of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. We describe the hormones produced by each and what they do! We also talk about certain diseases that can arise from having either too much or not enough of these hormones!
We talk about oxytocin, vasopressin (ADH), growth hormone, prolactin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, thyroid stimulating hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, and leutenizing hormone! So many!!!!

Episode 20 - Cranial nerves and how to test them!

In Episode 20, Dr. Matt & Dr. Mike go through the 12 pairs of cranial nerves!
They explain how to remember their names! How to remember whether they are sensory, motor, or both! AND how to test them clinically!!

Episode 16 - The Nervous System (An introduction)

In this episode Dr. Matt and Dr. Mike introduce the nervous system. They outline the various components of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral nervous system (cranial nerves and spinal nerves)  and discuss its primary functions. Dr. Matt also explains to Dr. Mike the embryological development of the nervous system.

Episode 15 - Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) analysis

"ABGs are easy as 1,2,3!!"
In this episode Dr Matt and Dr Mike explain how to read an arterial blood gas (ABG) report and help determine whether a patient has a respiratory or metabolic based acidosis or alkalosis. They also look at some complex mixed cases and explain some easy ways to determine what's going on?!

Episode 13 - Lactation and Breastfeeding

Dr. Mike has recently had a baby and is experiencing the complexities of breastfeeding. In this episode Dr Matt & Dr Mike discuss the anatomy and physiology of lactation. They are also joined by a special guest, Midwife & Nurse, Rose Townley, to discuss the complexities of breastfeeding for both mum and bub.