Dr. Marc and Brian
By Brian Bielanski
Marc Kerner, MD, FACS, is one of only about 850 surgeons double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has written numerous articles, developed a number of cutting edge surgical techniques and instruments, and has lectured nationally and internationally.
Dr. Marc and BrianJan 10, 2022
Dr. Marc and Brian | Laryngeal Cancer
Episode 53 of Dr. Marc and Brian is a discussion about Laryngeal Cancer. This comes on the heals of news that actor Val Kilmer -- won't be part of the new "Willow" reboot because of health concerns. Kilmer has said that he no longer had throat cancer after treatment following a diagnosis 8 years ago.
Dr. Marc and Brian | Colon Cancer and Women
Episode 52 of Dr. Marc and Brian is a discussion about colon cancer and women. This comes as we get the news that Kirstie Alley died after a recent colon cancer diagnosis. While men are more likely to get colon cancer... more than 100,000 women are diagnosed with colon cancer every year.
RSV - COVID - FLU | Dr. Marc and Brian
On episode 51 of Dr. Marc and Brian we talk about three upper respiratory illnesses causing problems right now. RSV, COVID-19 and the Flu. Hospital numbers are up and the three illnesses are keeping doctor's offices and hospital staffs busy.
On episode 50 of Dr. Marc and Brian we talk about a new study that suggests taking a shower every day not only might not be necessary -- it might actually be bad for you.
Novid is Available Today!
Episode 49 of Dr. Marc and Brian is an update on NOVID... Dr. Kerner developed Novid™ as an all natural allergy treatment for his patients. It contains fulvic acid, saline, purified water, eucalyptus leaf oil, as well as other natural ingredients. For years his patients had to mix up the solution to use it but now it's in an easy-to-use nasal spray that remains sterile throughout its shelf life. The only nasal spray that is effective in reducing inflammation. Likely the #1 cause for symptoms resulting from disease.
To buy Novid -- go to GetNovid.com
Broken Heart Syndrome
Sleep and Weight Loss
Bob Saget -- Head Injuries
On Episode 46 of Dr. Marc and Brian we talk about the death of Actor and Comedian Bob Saget. The autopsy showed Saget died from a brain bleed presumably after he fell and hit his head. We talk about different types brain injuries and what you should do if you, or someone you know, has a head injury.
COVID Update: Omicron
On episode 45 of Dr. Marc and Brian we talk about the Omicron variant. Dr. Kerner is on the front lines we'll check in on what he's finding from his patients.
Available Soon: Novid Nasal Spray
On Episode 44 of Dr. Marc and Brian we talk about the Novid Nasal Spray. It's a formula Dr. Kerner developed and has been using with his patients for 15 years/ Now it will be available to you -- over the counter. We get an update on the production schedule, learn more about what it does, and how you can get.
Dr. Marc and Brian - HIV Breakthrough
On episode 43 of Dr. Marc and Brian we discuss the news that a woman who tested positive for HIV and is now, without any medications or treatment, showing no signs of infection or disease. Experts say this is only the second time this has happened.
NOVID Nasal Spray
On episode 42 of Dr. Marc and Brian we talk about NOVID nasal spray. NOVID is a treatment for allergies and sinus infections that was developed by Dr. Kerner. He's been using it with his patients for about 15 years. Patients have had to mix the spray themselves but now Dr. Kerner is bringing NOVID to market soon as a pre-mixed nasal spray.
On Episode 41 of Dr. Marc and Brian we talk about boosters shots. What do we know, why are they recommended, and who should get them. Note: this episode was recorded just before the FDA and the CDC gave final approval for boosters. The information within the episode is still valid and valuable.
On Episode 40 of Dr. Marc and Brian -- we take a deep dive into Ivermectin and it's controversial use as a drug to treat COVID-19. What is it? What is it normally used for? What's the difference between the version given to horses and the version used for humans? How does it work for COVID patients? Why is it so controversial? Is it something you should ask your doctor about?
Episode 39 of Dr. Marc and Brian is a deep dive into skin cancer. What are the different types, how is it diagnosed, how is it treated, and what can we do to prevent it.
Hot Dog Health
COVID Update 9/2022
On Episode 37 of Dr. Marc and Brian we take a look at the present situation with COVID-19 and the Delta variant. We talk about how the vaccine is working, booster shots, messaging problems, and some things people can do in addition to vaccines to keep themselves safe.
On Episode 36 of Dr. Marc and Brian we talk about Surgical Simulators. Simulators have been around for a long time... they are used to train pilots, race car drivers, and medical professionals. We talk about their history, how they are used today, and how they could allow surgeons to perform remote surgeries on the other side of the world.
Caring for the Professional Voice
Episode 35 of Dr. Marc and Brian is the second of two parts on voice disorders. Last week we talked about some of the common and uncommon problems people have with their voices, what can be done to prevent the problems, and what can be done to help you if your voice is damaged. This week we talk about how people who use their voice to make a living can work to prevent having voice problems in the first place.
Episode 34 of Dr. Marc and Brian is the first of two parts on voice disorders. We talk about some of the common and uncommon problems people have with their voices, what can be done to prevent the problems, and what can be done to help you if your voice is damaged. Next week we talk about how people who use their voice to make a living can work to prevent having voice problems in the first place.
On episode 33 of Dr. Marc and Brian we talk about peanut allergies. The number of people who suffer from peanut allergies is growing and there is no clear answer at to why. We talk about what to look out for, what happens to people who have food allergies, and new research that has changed what experts say parents should do to help keep their children safe.
J&J Vaccine Blood Clot Issues
On Episode 32 of Dr. Marc and Brian we talk about the issues with the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine. Use of the vaccine was halted while the FDA and CDC took a look at the reports of blood clot issues. We talk about the reports, how frequent they are happening and what you should know to make an informed decision on using the J&J vaccine.
On episode 31 of Dr. Marc and Brian we talk about Medical Marijuana. We take a look at what might make you a good candidate to try it and what conditions it can help you deal with. Dr. Kerner also shares one group of people who should avoid using marijuana.
New Cancer Treatment - Ep. 30
On this episode of Dr. Marc and Brian we talk about a new cancer screening that could be a game changer and save a lot of lives.
If you have a qustion for Dr. Kerner send us an email to DrKernerPodcast@gmail.com or send us a tweet @BrianBielanski
Protecting Your Hearing - Ep. 29
On this episode of Dr. Marc and Brian we talk about how to protect your hearing. Two music nuts (the doc and I) reminisce about our concert going days. We talk about the things we should have done to protect our hearing and what we can do today. We also talk about protecting our hearing while plugged into ear buds and headphones -- something more and more people are doing today.
Daylight Saving Time - Ep. 28
Springing forward. Most people hate losing an hour of sleep but most people also love having the extra hour of daylight in the evening. There's a move to make Daylight Saving Time permanent -- and there's some science behind why. We talk about that in this episode of Dr. Marc and Brian.
Telemedicine - Ep. 27
On this episode of Dr. Marc and Brian we talk about telemedicine. Telemedicine has been around for a long time but it's utilization has been put into hyperdrive during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talk about its uses, effectiveness and whether its expanded use will continue post-pandemic. We also talk about some other advances in medicine that have come out of the pandemic that will likely stick around for years to come.
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Update -- Ep. 26
This episode of "Dr. Marc and Brian" focuses on the new Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. How is it different? With it being slightly less effective, why it's still a good option. We also bust some COVID vaccine myths.
DVT and Pulmonary Embolism - Ep. 25
With many people working from home and some less active there's been an uptick in Deep Vein Thrombosis -- better known as DVT. DVTs can lead to Pulmonary Embolims and PEs can be deadly. In this episode we talk about DVT ane PEs -- what they are, what causes them, and how we can avoid them.
ENT Tips and Tricks - Ep. 24
On this episode of Dr. Marc and Brian we go over some things you can do at home to take care of your nose and ears. The goal is to keep you feeling great and help you avoid a trip to the doctor. We cover everything from nose bleeds to keeping your ears clean.
Parathyroid and Thyroid Problems - Ep. 23
On this episode of Dr. Marc and Brian we talk about Parathyroid and Thyroid Problems. What are the signs and symptoms? What are the causes? What are the treatments and is there any tips for prevention.
If you have a question you would like to ask Dr. Kerner send us an email at DrKernerPodcast@gmail.com
Head and Neck Cancer - Ep. 22
On this episode of Dr. Marc and Brian we talk about Head and Neck Cancer. What are some of the causes of head and neck cancers, what are some of the new treatments and what can you do to help prevent it.
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Problems - Ep. 21
On this week's episode we discuss problems many areas are seeing with getting the COVID-19 vaccine to patients. What are the issues and what can be done to get the vaccine out faster? We also talk about the reluctance some health care workers have in taking the vaccine.
Allergies are Back -- Ep. 20
Depending on where you live there may be more than one allergy season. In this episode, Dr. Marc and I talk about what you can do when those allergies kick in.
For more information on allergies go to Dr. Kerner's website . https://www.calwestent.com/
Vaccines and Restaurant Closures - Episode 19
On this episode of Dr. Marc and Brian we take a deep dive into the latest Covid-19 news. We talk about the arrival of vaccines, a recent spike in deaths and cases that are causing hospitals to begin to reach full capacity and we discuss whether or not shutting down outside dining at restaurants will really keep people safe. We also talk about what the next six months will look like as more people get vaccinated.
Vitamins - Episode 18
This episode of Dr. Marc and Brian features a discussion on vitamins. We go in depth about vitamins that can help boost your immunit and more.
Vaccines - Episode 16
On this episode of Dr. Marc and Brian We talk about vaccines. This week we take a deep dive into how vaccines are developed and vaccine safety.
Summer Allergies - Episode 6
Dr. Marc and Brian talk about remedies and treatment plans to help give you some relief from those dreaded summer allergies.
Facial Plastic Surgery - Episode 1
Today we talk about facial plastic surgery. It's not just about improving your looks. In many cases its needed to correct other medical problems or correct facial trauma. Dr. Kerner takes us through the different ways people can get help.
Cancer Screenings - Episode 15
On this episode of Dr. Marc and Brian -- we talk about cancer screenings. These important tests can literally save your life. We talk about screenings for colon cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer and more.
Platelet Rich Plasma - Episode 17
On this episode of Dr. Marc and Brian -- we talk about Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP is concentrated from your own blood which contains growth factor platelets and stem cell markers. These cells are vital for tissue regeneration and repair. Platelets, once thought of being responsible for only clotting, have been scientifically proven to be a reservoir of these vital healing components. With advanced techniques we are able to concentrate these regenerative healing cells in a simple outpatient setting.
Shingles - Episode 10
On this episode of Dr. Marc and Brian -- we talk Shingles. It's something you want to whatever you can do to avoid... and there are ways to cut your risk. Find out what you can do on this episode.
Wildfire Air Quality Concerns - Episode 9
On this episode of Dr. Marc and Brian we talk about air quality. Much of the west is dealing with wildfires and that means poor air quality. We talk about what people should be concerned about and some tips you can use to help keep you safe.
Coronavirus Update #2 - Episode 14
Next on Dr. Marc and Brian -- a Coronavirus update -- what we know about coronavirus changes daily… on this episode we talk about the numbers. how doctors are finding new ways to treat the virus, and what types of vaccines are in the works.
Voting During COVID-19 - Episode 13
Next on Dr. Marc and Brian -- Voting during COVID-19. On this episode we talk about things election officials should be doing to get ready for election day. We’ll also talk about whether voters should be worried about going to the poles and which voters should find a way to vote without going to cast their ballots in person.
Medical School - Episode 12
Next on Dr. Marc and Brian -- Dr. Marc gives us his advice for people who might be considering medical school. How are students going to pay for it? What should high school and college students do to help them get into medical school? And how doctors decide which specialty they will choose for their career.
Voice Problems - Episode 11
Next on Dr. Marc and Brian -- Is your voice tired? A little raspy? Are you a singer or someone who talks for a living… we have tips to help you protect your vocal cords and we talk about problems that may need a doctor to take a closer look at.
Facial Trauma - Episode 8
Next on Dr. Marc and Brian -- we talk about facial trauma and how it can affect you years after it happened. Did you break your nose as a kid and are now getting headaches… it could be caused by that facial trauma from decades ago.
Coronavirus - Episode 7
Next on Dr. Marc and Brian -- Coronavirus -- Dr. Kerner shares his perspective on what has happened over the last six months and what he sees as the road to getting on the others side of the pandemic.
Thyroid Surgery - Episode 5
Dr. Marc and Brian talk about the different types of Thyroid cancers, how they are treated and the long term prognosis, treatment plan after surgery.