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Medical Mysteries

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Medical Mysteries

Medical Mysteries

Parcast Network

512
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2.5K
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We trust doctors with our lives; they are some of the most educated and well-respected members of society. But what happens if they can't diagnose a patient? This high stake medical procedural follows patients as they suffer from bizarre, often terrifying illnesses. None of which doctors learned about in medical school. Medical Mysteries is a Parcast Original, with new episodes every Tuesday.

Latest Episodes

The Fasting Girl

In the late 1800s, Mollie Fancher was entangled with a city trolley car that dragged her violently through the streets of Brooklyn. This caused a series of inexplicable ailments that left her bedridden for the remainder of her life. But Mollie’s strangest symptom was her ability to go 14 years without eating a thing…

49 MIN3 d ago
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The Fasting Girl

Listen First! SECRET SOCIETIES, A Parcast Original Series!

They’ve been around for thousands of years…orchestrating some of history’s most controversial events. And if not for their radical actions, you may never have even known they existed. Every Thursday, take a journey through hidden passageways and become a member of Parcast’s diabolical series, SECRET SOCIETIES. Each society is explored in 2 episodes—exposing the people and context responsible for its founding, and analyzing the psychology behind their beliefs. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Yale’s mysterious “Skull and Bones” fraternity. To finish this episode, subscribe to SECRET SOCIETIES free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

14 MIN1 w ago
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Listen First! SECRET SOCIETIES, A Parcast Original Series!

The Death of President Harding

At the time, doctors believed the 57-year-old’s symptoms could have been caused by a stroke, but there have been many other medical theories since then. Some people even believe that President Warren G. Harding was poisoned.

46 MIN1 w ago
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The Death of President Harding

Best of 2019: Fatal Familial Insomnia Pt. 2

Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: Once modern medicine recognized Fatal Familial Insomnia as a disease, it faced a greater challenge: finding a cure.

55 MIN2 w ago
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Best of 2019: Fatal Familial Insomnia Pt. 2

Best of 2019: Fatal Familial Insomnia Pt. 1

Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: Don’t let the complicated name fool you—this mystery is no laughing matter: Inability to sleep. Loss of coordination. Slow, painful loss of mental faculties.

52 MIN3 w ago
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Best of 2019: Fatal Familial Insomnia Pt. 1

Flesh-Eating Bacteria

It’s a terrifying infection that liquefies skin and muscle. Though rare, doctors are still ill-equipped to fight flesh-eating bacteria, and it still continues to take lives to this day.

51 MIN2019 DEC 17
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Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Allergic to Water

Alexandra Allen’s nightmare first began in 2009 when she was 12 years old. After swimming in a hotel pool, she nearly went into anaphylactic shock. After a battery of tests, doctors were shocked by what caused her reaction. She was allergic to water.

45 MIN2019 DEC 10
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Allergic to Water

Adrenoleukodystrophy Pt. 2

After Lorenzo Odone was diagnosed with adrenoleukodystrophy in 1984, his parents developed a treatment that saved his life. But in 1993, they faced accusations of fraud when a Hollywood movie based on Lorezno's story gave false impressions to a number of other desperate patients.

50 MIN2019 DEC 4
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Adrenoleukodystrophy Pt. 2

Adrenoleukodystrophy Pt. 1

In a matter of months, eight-year-old Lorenzo Odone lost his hearing and sight, as well as his ability to move, swallow, and speak. Doctors told him he had five years to live at most. But his parents refused to accept this and went on a frantic search for a cure.

51 MIN2019 NOV 26
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Adrenoleukodystrophy Pt. 1

Leisure Sickness

Could being a workaholic actually have dangerous effects? Just ask the victims of Leisure Sickness—a psychological phenomenon in which individuals who are especially devoted to their work become physically ill when they try to relax.

42 MIN2019 NOV 19
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Leisure Sickness

Latest Episodes

The Fasting Girl

In the late 1800s, Mollie Fancher was entangled with a city trolley car that dragged her violently through the streets of Brooklyn. This caused a series of inexplicable ailments that left her bedridden for the remainder of her life. But Mollie’s strangest symptom was her ability to go 14 years without eating a thing…

49 MIN3 d ago
Comments
The Fasting Girl

Listen First! SECRET SOCIETIES, A Parcast Original Series!

They’ve been around for thousands of years…orchestrating some of history’s most controversial events. And if not for their radical actions, you may never have even known they existed. Every Thursday, take a journey through hidden passageways and become a member of Parcast’s diabolical series, SECRET SOCIETIES. Each society is explored in 2 episodes—exposing the people and context responsible for its founding, and analyzing the psychology behind their beliefs. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Yale’s mysterious “Skull and Bones” fraternity. To finish this episode, subscribe to SECRET SOCIETIES free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

14 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Listen First! SECRET SOCIETIES, A Parcast Original Series!

The Death of President Harding

At the time, doctors believed the 57-year-old’s symptoms could have been caused by a stroke, but there have been many other medical theories since then. Some people even believe that President Warren G. Harding was poisoned.

46 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Death of President Harding

Best of 2019: Fatal Familial Insomnia Pt. 2

Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: Once modern medicine recognized Fatal Familial Insomnia as a disease, it faced a greater challenge: finding a cure.

55 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Best of 2019: Fatal Familial Insomnia Pt. 2

Best of 2019: Fatal Familial Insomnia Pt. 1

Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: Don’t let the complicated name fool you—this mystery is no laughing matter: Inability to sleep. Loss of coordination. Slow, painful loss of mental faculties.

52 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Best of 2019: Fatal Familial Insomnia Pt. 1

Flesh-Eating Bacteria

It’s a terrifying infection that liquefies skin and muscle. Though rare, doctors are still ill-equipped to fight flesh-eating bacteria, and it still continues to take lives to this day.

51 MIN2019 DEC 17
Comments
Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Allergic to Water

Alexandra Allen’s nightmare first began in 2009 when she was 12 years old. After swimming in a hotel pool, she nearly went into anaphylactic shock. After a battery of tests, doctors were shocked by what caused her reaction. She was allergic to water.

45 MIN2019 DEC 10
Comments
Allergic to Water

Adrenoleukodystrophy Pt. 2

After Lorenzo Odone was diagnosed with adrenoleukodystrophy in 1984, his parents developed a treatment that saved his life. But in 1993, they faced accusations of fraud when a Hollywood movie based on Lorezno's story gave false impressions to a number of other desperate patients.

50 MIN2019 DEC 4
Comments
Adrenoleukodystrophy Pt. 2

Adrenoleukodystrophy Pt. 1

In a matter of months, eight-year-old Lorenzo Odone lost his hearing and sight, as well as his ability to move, swallow, and speak. Doctors told him he had five years to live at most. But his parents refused to accept this and went on a frantic search for a cure.

51 MIN2019 NOV 26
Comments
Adrenoleukodystrophy Pt. 1

Leisure Sickness

Could being a workaholic actually have dangerous effects? Just ask the victims of Leisure Sickness—a psychological phenomenon in which individuals who are especially devoted to their work become physically ill when they try to relax.

42 MIN2019 NOV 19
Comments
Leisure Sickness
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