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Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 14 June 2007

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Monologue

Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Ben starts the show discussing some of the results to come out of the 15 year "Women's Health Iniciative" study.  Specifically discussing problems with HRT (hormone replacement therapy) used to treat women's menopause symptoms.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss two weight loss drugs currently in the news.  The first is the obestiy drug Rimonabant which was unanimously rejected by an FDA advisory panel citing safety concerns.  Next they discuss the FDA's approval of the over-the-counter weight loss drug "Alli" marketed by GlaxoSmithKline.  The drug is basically a lower dose form of orlistat with side effects of diarrhea, upset stomach and rectal leakage.

Callers

  • Michelle's mother has been diagnosed with lung cancer that has moved into her bones.
  • Sean has a 10 month old baby diagnosed with acid reflux.
  • Amy has questions concerning hydrocephalus.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 13 June 2007

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Monologue

Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing a recent news story concerning a report on the quality of healthcare across the U.S.  Several states were listed as providing the "worst" care.  Other states were listed as having the "best" quality of healthcare.  There was also a correlation between the worst states and the average length of life of people residing in those states.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss two news stories concerning doctors in the news.  The first story concerns a Navy doctor who is accused of video taping the sex acts of midshipmen and the dates in his home.  Second Doc and Doug discuss a story regarding St. Joseph Hospital in Orange County California.  Apparently twice in the past six months surgeons have performed "wrong-stie" surgeries one of which was not documented on the patients medical chart.

Callers

  • Michael has been experiencing pain from his sacrum.
  • Angie has increasing ocular pressure and is headed towards glaucoma.
  • Tommy has a dog with a severe skin rash.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 12 June 2007

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Monologue

Nurse Joanne Conaway fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Joanne discusses a news story concerning the vitamin D3.  The Canadian Cancer Society is starting an awareness campaign to prevent cancer.  The campaign is to inform Canadians of recent research that has linked vitamin D3 and cancer prevention.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Joanne Conaway discuss a news article concerning a new Alzheimer's drug.  The drug taken in the form of a milkshake is called "Ketasyn".  The drug contains fatty acids that the liver metabolizes to provide energy for brain cells.  In clinical trials the drug has produced small boosts in mental function.

Callers

  • Mike has ankle joints that pop and crack when he walks.
  • Willy is experiencing memory loss.
  • Randy is suffering from GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 11 June 2007

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Monologue

Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Ben starts the show discussing a recent research study that found a link reduced risk of cancer and blood levels of vitamin D3.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a clinical trial of the weight loss drug Zimulti marketed by Sanofi-Aventis.  During the trial panel advisors for the FDA reported a consistantly higher incidence of psychiatric adverse events, neurological adverse events and seizures in those taking the drug compared to those on a placebo.

Callers

  • Bill has been experiencing vertigo.
  • Wayne is suffering from severe abdominal pain and weight loss.
  • Betty has questions concerning deep vein thrombosis.
  • Ann asks Ben if the Youngevity product "Ultimate Classic" has calcium.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 08 June 2007

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Monologue

Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing osteoporosis.  Contending there are at least 147 different disease states that are actually manifestations of osteoporosis.  Asserting that drugs are not the answer as they only treat the symtoms and not the actual cause of the disease.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a recent research study that found a link between vitamin D3 and calcium intake and a reduced risk of cancers.  The study found that women followed for 4 years taking 1000iu of vitamin D3 and calcium had a 60 percent reduced risk of getting any form of cancer.

Callers

  • Michael has problems with muscle contractions.
  • Yosi has questions concerning high blood pressure and diabetes.
  • Cynthia asks Dr. Wallach if her pet dove that escaped has a chance of survival.
  • Billy has been diagnosed with RLS (restless leg syndrome).
  • Larry has questions concerning arthritis in his knee.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 07 June 2007

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Monologue

Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing the vast amount of deaths and injuries that occur in hospitals and clinics across the U.S. each year.  A recent US News and World Report study found that each year some 15.8 million people are harmed in some way by the medical industry.  Yet not one single OSHA ticket has been written while the same cannot be said for other industries where injuries and deaths occur.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a couple of news articles concerning doctors in trouble with the law.  The first article regards a doctor who along with two office managers illegally distributed 1.5 million Oxycontin pills over a 5 year time period.  The second article concerns a doctor who fraudulantly tried to get control of her dead boy friend's bank accounts and business.

Callers

  • Jennifer has a cat diagnosed with diabetes.
  • Lee has been experiencing dizzy spells, increased blood pressure and cramps.
  • Terry is suffering from withdraw symptoms after abruptly stopping the prescription drug Adderrall.
  • Tony is addicted to prescription pain medications.

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