Busting movies' medical myths
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in
- Duration 3:56
- Date Mar 1, 2013
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in
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Movies is always kept fans on the edge of their seats like we're on the edge of -- -- right now.
But how much of what we see on the big screen actually translates.
Real stuff in the real world I -- to want to Asia that Harry Potter took the flying that -- -- but we're tackling medical movie -- with our member of our -- Medical -- team doctor Marc Siegel.
Doctor -- literally out of the welcome TO percent we wanna start to what are your favorite is is -- diseases direct.
Yeah because I talk about that all the time and then along came contagion and that's that -- the starter all right Pensacola.
The average person's -- three -- -- -- -- -- -- and renounce violence and each other men.
OK so the -- -- after seeing contagion and it -- scare the living daylights out of our entire family is that if you touch something.
I can -- contaminated door -- we've faced some like that.
It could -- It's accurate it's true actually it's I'm calling that fact but I'll tell you the part that's an accurate Steve.
You can get diseases this -- contagion other movies -- that are accurate remind you that the problem is you're not gonna get that kind of killer virus that way -- it's true that it's transmitted that way but the chances of mutating.
Like the 1918 Spanish flu and overnight we're gonna get some kind of killer.
That's gonna get everybody that part is friction is it true though that Matt Damon would survive should somewhat this -- -- certainly hopes of.
Going to make this today.
-- OK cancel Netflix.
-- I'm not limitless and I did see this movie send -- container at least for for me on this one is not a magic pill.
That makes you perform to the amazing ability much.
No violation and we can only access -- percent remembering what -- the issue back.
All of them.
They've had criminal trials and -- FDA approved.
Besides so it sure does it -- All.
That happen well let's do this -- we'll drink caffeine every morning we all that it it.
Can speed up our brave military gave me a speech to speak can do that this actually drugs are working out at Johns Hopkins.
To improve it learning and people that have neurological diseases but it is not going to happen like that.
That's fiction we have nothing on the market you know what doctor kids in high school and kids in college team.
After all and final time because they think that it's gonna give -- the edge -- that improves neurological function there's no question about it federal -- and they do but not to the extent in this film all right.
Meanwhile this is a comedy movie were about to show you starting goalie on its about a woman who hits her head and then suddenly it's like.
Who -- I Wear mine the -- married to Kurt Russell.
-- so overboard.
It seems on this.
Was picked up by the elbow problem.
-- -- Well look there are cases -- -- A retrograde amnesia which are severe.
But I don't believe would be to this extent maybe you really wanted to be married to Kurt Russell is that the chances of it getting to this extent.
Almost nonexistent now and about with Rachel -- -- Was she forgets her boyfriend but remembers her parents some come in the movie critic now yeah that is more medically accurate than this this -- I rule fiction what do that would not 51 agent Adam Sandler.
When he every day he gets seven does remember what happened -- before.
Back to that -- over the top Adam Sandler is great but that's the rest are going to be -- you have selective memory loss when this happens when you -- and usually it only lasts for 24 hours so that is why.
Watch out the next she's asking if Fred Claus is true right I say -- -- -- -- any easy very tall she remembers -- -- -- gave.
Bet you didn't -- my thanks after seeing a student that haven't.
-- -- -- had good move north again you know meanwhile got McCarthy did the -- the -- segment we just in the movie saving their worst revenue and economic.
And in the meanwhile it's.