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00:00 - We're LIVE!

00:32 - We have a poster from the food episode!

00:40 - We have a subreddit now!

02:32 - Maxine McCurdy - Do antibacterial hand soaps and sanitizers make your body less able to fight infections?

04:32 - Deborah Piens - I quit smoking 8/17/14 (Yay me). At what point do I get to call myself a non-smoker? Or will I always be a "former smoker"?

05:46 - Alex Shannon - Is there any good evidence that says that aspartame can affect hormone levels and blood-sugar? PS, you didn't address that question in the HCT episode about artificial sweetners

07:54 - John Harvey - What does the current research say about secondhand smoke? I've heard everything from "barely harmful at all" to "worse than smoking itself".

09:07 - Lisa Jones - Is coconut water as good as, or better than, water for recovering after athletic pursuits?

11:51 - Jay Fensom - CIRCUMCISION! Should it be done according to the research is it more healthy to be circumcised even when considering all of the complications. And what about female circumcision as well?

14:37 - Emily Barbian - About 2/3 of people who lose weight gain it all back over time. How can I prevent that?

16:55 - Mncdk - Is it ever too late to get vaccines, for instance MMR?

18:29 - nkicker - Does Vermont's trouble with adopting single payer universal healthcare for its residents spell doom for others states wanting to do the same thing?

21:01 - Thomas Beard - Oklahoma just passed a law requiring children under 2 years old be rear facing in car seats. Does this reflect evidence-based best practices?

24:29 - Sam Khan What is the best evidence on the long-term health effects of working night shifts (specifically among healthcare providers)?

25:09 - marztha - In people who've previously been diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency, what's the best way to prevent a relapse? Do store supplements work? Any foods to focus on eating? How much sun should someone try to get?

26:00 - okapian - Are there any long-term effects of quarterly whole blood donations? My parents are concerned and want me to stop donating, even though I have no major health issues.

26:30 - Zzyzx - Are there any health benefits for intermittent fasting? Any harms?

27:03 - M. Avery - Are the protective qualities of obesity a myth? I've seen some reporting that says overweight/obese people are more likely to survive stroke and heartattack.

27:56 - Jenna Van Sickle - Is there a rise in autoimmune diseases recently? If so, is there research that indicates why? Are there any lifestyle changes that help? Can we prevent kids from getting autoimmune diseases?

28:21 - Dom Thorrington Within the healthcare, medical, pharmaceutical and public health sector, which is the job you'd prefer to do if you weren't a Research Fellow/Paediatrician/YouTuber?
I believe we're live! Yes! All right, our track record is improving. Let me get to the right page here. OK. We're going to assume we're going. We will start with some housekeeping issues while everybody else joins us.

First of all, this week on the Facebook page, which you should all be part of, by the way, but we asked you if the food episode had changed the way you're eating, or if you were just sort of interested, and we want to say how thankful we are, how many of you actually said it does, or it did change how you eat. If you haven't seen that episode yet, click on the link in the description. We've also got a poster from that episode, which you can download for free on the Facebook page, link will be in the description as well.

Um, secondly, we actually have a Reddit now for the show, which I had nothing to do with starting, but we're pleased to see the community did. I've actually already popped over there a few times to answer questions and, you know, just try to be part of it. If you haven't been, you should also check it out. We'll try to get the link for that down in the description below as well.

We've recently updated the document with all the questions that have been asked or answered, link for that in the description, so if you have a question and you don't get a chance to get it addressed there, it might have been answered already. If it has, you could save yourself some time and just go look for it. If you haven't, keep submitting your questions, we will absolutely get to them in the future.

If you haven't already subscribed to the podcast, you should. This show, Healthcare Triage Live, is now being released as a podcast. It was one of our stretch goals, or milestones, as they are called, at, and we hit that thanks to generous support, and so we are releasing the non-very graphic-intensive live show as a podcast. You could listen to this on the go, anywhere you like. It's at iTunes, it's at SoundCloud, it's got an RSS feed if you use something else, so go ahead. We're going to be adding the last two weeks shortly, and I'll add today's episode later today. Awesome. Links will also be in the description down below.

Speaking of milestone goals, they're there because we had some many great patrons from, it's a great way for you, our viewers to help support the show, make it bigger and better and get awesome things like the podcast. [2:04]