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Sickboy is determined to break down the stigma associated with illness and disease. Join Jeremie, Brian and Taylor as they tackle health taboos with people who have experienced them firsthand. Taking the lead from Jeremie's life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis, the three best friends help us understand that sometimes the best way to deal with illness, disease and life is simply to laugh.
 
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This week we chat with Jakki about her years-long struggle with her health. The symptoms are weird as hell and they have piled on over quite a long time. We're talking about difficulty walking, swallowing, talking. Not to mention the hallucinations and other psychological symptoms. So what does she have? Hard to say, really. Some docs told her she …
 
This week we find out that blasting T Swift before cutting someone open is the sweetest thing one can do for a person. This is the health care that we need, folks. Then, dogs. Are they really man's best friend? A new study shows that they could actually hate us and be spreading a new novel coronavirus. But... they're just too damn cute for us to ca…
 
Turns out love is more than just a bunch of birds and bees getting it on. There is an entire science behind what happens in the human brain when we fall head over heels. Love chemicals flood the brain when we form attachment and fall in lurrrv. Not unlike how MDMA (also known as ecstasy) floods the brain with feel-good neurotransmitters. Now combin…
 
Hannah has never been able to burp. No big whoop you say? Well did you know that most people produce about 1 to 3 pints of gas a day and pass it through a burp or a fart about 14 to 23 times a day. Now think about that... What if you all of a sudden didn't have the ability to release that gas through a belch? If it still isn't sinking in, let Hanna…
 
Metal. A NS prisoner in his 70s has been declined parole to seek alternative treatment to his cancer treatment. The gang chime in with their thoughts on this very grey area and Brian proves that he doesn't have a heart. It's been a front this entire time. Lucy the accessibility evangelist made some big moves in the world of accessible washing machi…
 
Dr. Shannon Dames is a professor of nursing at Vancouver Island University and a resilience researcher. This week she takes the fellas on a journey into the world of Ketamine-assisted therapy for PTSD. How is it different from traditional psychotherapy? Are there risks involved? What do the results look like? Another fascinating conversation about …
 
Jenny has asthma. Now before you roll your eyes and say "big whoop" just consider for a moment. On average, in America, 10 people die a day from asthma. For Jenny that reality is a little bit more spicy considering she lives with what is called Brittle Asthma — a severe and ultra rare form of asthma. Her lung function has dipped as low as 20%. She'…
 
New Sickboy merch (https://shop.sickboypodcast.com/) AND a cure for the blind?! Doesn't get any better than this! This week we dive into a couple medical advancements that could bring mega change to those living with certain disabilities. From curing blindness, to finding a way to allow a paraplegic man to type 90 characters a second using frickin …
 
The game is simple, the implications are complex. Jesse Lipscombe is the man behind the #MakeItAwkward movement and also the co-creator behind Not That Funny, a tabletop game designed to uncover the damaging truths behind everyday jokes directed at many marginalized groups and individuals. This week the fellas have a chat with Jesse about awkward c…
 
Antonio has been through the wringer. It all started with a hormone imbalance that led to developing breasts. This caused years of bullying and self confidence/body issues which eventually led to a severe eating disorder. This week Antonio gets vulnerable as hell and the fellas are here for it. This was an important conversation and we are so glad …
 
J.O. is bringing the Feel Good energy this week. After battling Lymphoma for three years, the little dude receives a heartwarming standing-O from his entire school! Then we bring the mood down with some sobering news — COVID will kill your boner. Folks with penises are 6 times more likely to develop E.D. with the tiny little virus that could. Speak…
 
Do you ever look at your pet sleeping with its tongue sticking out and think "you're so cute I want to stomp on you"? Or do you ever see a baby and think "Look at its little fingers! They are so small and cute, I want to bite them off!" Or "Look at this baby chinchilla! I want to squeeze it until it's eyes pop out!"? Well if you said yes, then you,…
 
Usually, nothing good comes out of Googling your symptoms when you’re sick. Sometimes, though, you might actually be able to diagnose yourself. That was the case for today's guest, Justin, who discovered he had hemochromatosis from Googling his bloodwork. What is hemochromatosis, you ask? It's a tricky little blood disorder where too much iron buil…
 
This week is high octane! We get an update on the preserved tattoo skin of Chris Wenzel. Turns out human remains are fair game when it comes to seizure of assets. Then some FANTASTIC news coming out of the EU. The European Space Agency has opened up its application for its next batch of astronauts. Added to the list of accepted applicants are folks…
 
Maggie cares. She cares about improving the lives of patients & caregivers alike. As someone who has fallen into the role of caregiver over and over again throughout her life, she knows a thing or two about what it means to give care. This week we talk to Maggie about her role as a caregiver, what she'd like to see change in the current healthcare …
 
Mohit is a gem. He uses his music business, marketing, entrepreneurship and patient experience to advocate for equity in the healthcare system. A system he knows all too well. Mohit lived with Biliary Atresia, a rare disease that affects the bile ducts with no known cause. It’s no joke. About 85% of patients die before they are 2 years old. Mohit s…
 
People are curious, and that's great. But there are some questions you just shouldn't ask—or at least not like that. Elena "#millennial" Hudgins Lyle and Harvinder "just a dad" Wadhwa break these questions down with guests who get asked them. Inappropriate Questions is back with Season 3 and discusses questions like, is asking “where are you from?”…
 
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