background_fid.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Connections

Connections: Dr. Oz and the dangers of promoting pseudoscience

Connections_News_Highlight.jpg

Physicians are reacting to President Trump’s recent decision to appoint Dr. Mehmet Oz to his Council on Sport, Fitness, and Nutrition. Many doctors and lawmakers across the country are criticizing the move, saying the celebrity doctor has promoted unscientific methods, discredited research, and “miracle” products on his program. He also faced backlash in 2012 for his episode on reparative therapy, which he claimed could turn gay people straight.

Oz tweeted that he’ll be advising the president on how to improve children’s health programs in school systems. Our guests discuss what the appointment could mean in the broad context, and the dangers of promoting pseudoscience. In studio:

  • Dr. Robert Cole, medical director for the Rochester Regional Health Primary Care and Ambulatory Specialties Institute
  • Dr. Elizabeth Murray, pediatrician at Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong

Related Content
  • Connections
    Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein sparked a wave of headlines about vaccines when she praised vaccines, but then said that Americans no…