April 9, 2012

Jeannette Crenshaw with co-author Elizabeth Winslow
Jeannette Crenshaw with co-author Elizabeth Winslow

This week on Healthstyles, I interview Dr. Jeannette Crenshaw, RN, DNP, about what the evidence suggests is appropriate for pre-operative fasting–what should you not eat or drink and for how long before surgery. Unfortunately, most people are told to fast for much longer periods of time than is necessary, and this can lead to dehydration and other adverse effects. Catch it on wxmrfm.org or wbai.org. Or click here to listen: Crenshaw