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Medical Mysteries

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Medical Mysteries

Medical Mysteries

Parcast Network

670
Followers
5.8K
Plays
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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

Phantom Limb Pain Pt. 2

Today, doctors still work to understand what causes Phantom Limb Pain—and whether it can be cured in all cases. Innovative treatments like Mirror Therapy, and Virtual and Augmented Reality offer insights into how it can be cured.

47 MIN7 h ago
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Phantom Limb Pain Pt. 2

Phantom Limb Pain Pt. 1

EIn the mid-1500s, French surgeon Ambroise Paré realized patients who survived an amputation could still feel their missing limbs. Doctors theorized for centuries about the phenomenon, driven by one question: How do you treat a limb that doesn’t exist?

44 MIN1 w ago
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Phantom Limb Pain Pt. 1

Truman Show Syndrome Pt. 2

After studying the "Truman Show Delusion" for years, Doctors Joel and Ian Gold discovered an underlying condition. It's possible that societal fears over progress and technology have a lasting impact on the subconscious…

48 MIN2 w ago
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Truman Show Syndrome Pt. 2

Truman Show Syndrome Pt. 1

In the early 2000s, psychologist Dr. Joel Gold met several patients who believed they were the stars of their own reality shows. They each shared similar delusions of being recorded by hidden cameras, with their friends and family part of the cast and crew, and unseen producers coaxing them toward a grand prize.

46 MIN3 w ago
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Truman Show Syndrome Pt. 1

Disease Forgery Pt. 2

Growing up in the ‘90s, Gypsy Rose was convinced she suffered from cancer and epilepsy. But in truth, her mother Dee Dee was addicted to faking her daughter’s illnesses—a disorder in itself, known today as Munchausen’s by Proxy.

45 MINJUL 7
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Disease Forgery Pt. 2

Introducing: Meet Cute

When you’re between episodes of Medical Mysteries, you should check out another great podcast called Meet Cute. It isn’t a Parcast show, but if you’re looking for mysteries that will always have a happy ending, Meet Cute is perfect for you. Meet cutes are short-form audio romantic comedies that take the listener from “meet cute” to “happily ever after” in 15 minutes — because everyone needs a good love story. To hear more episodes, search Meet Cute on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts!

15 MINJUL 5
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Introducing: Meet Cute

Disease Forgery Pt. 1

In 1991, a 24-year-old woman checked herself into the hospital dozens of times, each with a new and perplexing illness. Her symptoms didn't match anything doctors had seen before. Then they discovered she was suffering from Munchausen's Syndrome—and was addicted to making herself sick.

45 MINJUN 30
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Disease Forgery Pt. 1

Radium Girls Pt. 2: Radium on Trial

In 1925, five dying US Radium Dial Painters sued their employer. They claimed they were dying of radiation poisoning—but experts at the time believed radium was healthy, not toxic. So the Radium Girls took the stand to try to convince juries—and the world—of radium's dangers.

48 MINJUN 23
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Radium Girls Pt. 2: Radium on Trial

Radium Girls Pt. 1: Women Who Glowed in the Dark

In the 1920s, dial-painters at US Radium's New Jersey factory began getting sick. They were diagnosed with syphilis and phossy jaw, but their symptoms didn't add up. The women suspected something about their job was making them fatally ill—but they were running out of time to solve the mystery.

45 MINJUN 16
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Radium Girls Pt. 1: Women Who Glowed in the Dark

Body Integrity Dysphoria

Our body is the only one we'll ever know, for better or worse. And for those suffering from Body Integrity Dysphoria, they feel like one or more of their limbs doesn't belong. Many of them resort to drastic measures like self-amputation to achieve their ideal body. But researchers are still trying to figure out why.

47 MINJUN 9
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Body Integrity Dysphoria

Latest Episodes

Phantom Limb Pain Pt. 2

Today, doctors still work to understand what causes Phantom Limb Pain—and whether it can be cured in all cases. Innovative treatments like Mirror Therapy, and Virtual and Augmented Reality offer insights into how it can be cured.

47 MIN7 h ago
Comments
Phantom Limb Pain Pt. 2

Phantom Limb Pain Pt. 1

EIn the mid-1500s, French surgeon Ambroise Paré realized patients who survived an amputation could still feel their missing limbs. Doctors theorized for centuries about the phenomenon, driven by one question: How do you treat a limb that doesn’t exist?

44 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Phantom Limb Pain Pt. 1

Truman Show Syndrome Pt. 2

After studying the "Truman Show Delusion" for years, Doctors Joel and Ian Gold discovered an underlying condition. It's possible that societal fears over progress and technology have a lasting impact on the subconscious…

48 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Truman Show Syndrome Pt. 2

Truman Show Syndrome Pt. 1

In the early 2000s, psychologist Dr. Joel Gold met several patients who believed they were the stars of their own reality shows. They each shared similar delusions of being recorded by hidden cameras, with their friends and family part of the cast and crew, and unseen producers coaxing them toward a grand prize.

46 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Truman Show Syndrome Pt. 1

Disease Forgery Pt. 2

Growing up in the ‘90s, Gypsy Rose was convinced she suffered from cancer and epilepsy. But in truth, her mother Dee Dee was addicted to faking her daughter’s illnesses—a disorder in itself, known today as Munchausen’s by Proxy.

45 MINJUL 7
Comments
Disease Forgery Pt. 2

Introducing: Meet Cute

When you’re between episodes of Medical Mysteries, you should check out another great podcast called Meet Cute. It isn’t a Parcast show, but if you’re looking for mysteries that will always have a happy ending, Meet Cute is perfect for you. Meet cutes are short-form audio romantic comedies that take the listener from “meet cute” to “happily ever after” in 15 minutes — because everyone needs a good love story. To hear more episodes, search Meet Cute on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts!

15 MINJUL 5
Comments
Introducing: Meet Cute

Disease Forgery Pt. 1

In 1991, a 24-year-old woman checked herself into the hospital dozens of times, each with a new and perplexing illness. Her symptoms didn't match anything doctors had seen before. Then they discovered she was suffering from Munchausen's Syndrome—and was addicted to making herself sick.

45 MINJUN 30
Comments
Disease Forgery Pt. 1

Radium Girls Pt. 2: Radium on Trial

In 1925, five dying US Radium Dial Painters sued their employer. They claimed they were dying of radiation poisoning—but experts at the time believed radium was healthy, not toxic. So the Radium Girls took the stand to try to convince juries—and the world—of radium's dangers.

48 MINJUN 23
Comments
Radium Girls Pt. 2: Radium on Trial

Radium Girls Pt. 1: Women Who Glowed in the Dark

In the 1920s, dial-painters at US Radium's New Jersey factory began getting sick. They were diagnosed with syphilis and phossy jaw, but their symptoms didn't add up. The women suspected something about their job was making them fatally ill—but they were running out of time to solve the mystery.

45 MINJUN 16
Comments
Radium Girls Pt. 1: Women Who Glowed in the Dark

Body Integrity Dysphoria

Our body is the only one we'll ever know, for better or worse. And for those suffering from Body Integrity Dysphoria, they feel like one or more of their limbs doesn't belong. Many of them resort to drastic measures like self-amputation to achieve their ideal body. But researchers are still trying to figure out why.

47 MINJUN 9
Comments
Body Integrity Dysphoria
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