Laughter is the Best Medicine
Aug 12, 2011
Since we have been highlighting various vaccine advocates this week in honor of National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), I couldn’t think of anyone better to honor today in our new Laughter is the Best Medicine segment than ZDoggMD.
Laughter is something I try to get a healthy dose of whenever possible. That is why this past March I wrote a blog post entitled “When You Want it So Bad It’s Good” which featured a ZDoggMD classic video entitled “Immunize!”. In this hysterical musical parody, based on the popular song “Millionare”, ZDoggMD managed to produce a video that combined side-splitting entertainment with sceince-based immunization education.
But ZDoggMD has produced numerous medical raps and deserves recognition for yet another immunization related video entitled “ImmuLies!”. This more recent video below references vaccine denialism and pseudoscientific conspiracy theories, all while encouraging people to “Get yo’ vax on, folks!”
In an interview with TechCrunch TV, ZDoggMD commments that “he doesn’t think it’s unprofessional to put a human face on medicine, to have a good time and to laugh, and to do something musical which is also educational”, and I have to whole-heartedly agree. I love that he is not only a committed medical professional, but that he is able to infuse his unique creative comedy into musical medical messages.
Check out the complete interview for more insight into the rap-rattled mind of ZDoggMD, and take a moment to visit his blog to enjoy more medical humor, including his smashing bash of Dr. Oz in the video “Sucker MDs”.
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