Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing a news story regarding major drug store chains dropping tobacco products from their store shelves. Doc asserts that with the new health law these stores are attempting to fill the gap where people don't want to go to doctors. Contending people should consider this line of thinking but they should educate themselves. In this way they can do their own health care and cut out the middle man.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article on back pain. The New England Journal of Medicine says that 31 million Americans have back pain at any given time. With osteoarthritis is the most common cause of disability in the U.S. It is also the most common reason for missed work. Doc cites a study that found surgery for back pain is useless.
Steve is a type 2 diabetic suffering with ED (erectile dysfunction).
Shola has gum disease and osteoarthritis.
Linda has several health challenges including type 2 diabetes, congestive heart disease, gout, asthma, hypertension, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and obesity.
Marion's friends mother is trying to overcome stomach cancer.
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