Wellness Wednesday: The Safety of PPIs, Long-distance Surgery and Running Injuries
There is new uncertainty surrounding the safety of PPIs (proton-pump inhibitors) for people suffering from severe heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease. German researchers recently found a correlation between the PPIs and dementia, prompting scrutiny at these over-the-counter drugs. Also, the future of long-distance surgery and what it means for patients. And, running injuries and how best to avoid them.
- Dr. Darrell Gray, Gastroenterologist, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
- Alexandra Ossola, Freelance Science Journalist
- Gretchen Reynolds, Columnist, The New York Times Well Blog
This show originally aired on February 17, 2016 at 11 a.m.