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Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 14 May 2007

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Dr. Wallach disusses the news story concerning the recent sale of Chrysler Corp.  Industry experts claim the main reason for the sale was the extremely high healthcare costs.  Doc contends with increasing costs of healthcare people should take responsiblility for their own health by educating themselves.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news story concerning drug reps access to medical schools.  Five schools nation-wide have set up strict guidelines regarding the access they will allow to their teaching doctors and medical students.  This all in an effort to reduce the amount of influence the drug companies have on prescribing habits.

Callers

  • Patrick sustained a groin injury resulting in frequent urination.
  • Michelle has white spots on her face and hands.
  • Bob (email) has questions regarding a friend with an enlarged heart.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 11 May 2007

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Dr. Wallach discusses the importance of people educating themselves about their own healthcare.  Contending the more knowledge one has about health the easier it will be to make educated decisions regarding health.  Doc outlines several resources where people can find the information they need to make informed healthcare decisions.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss two recent news articles the first concerns billing practices of some California hospitals.  A recent report from a two year study found that hospitals charged uninsured low income patients up to threes more than what they were charging private insurers or government programs such as Medicare.  The second story comes out of China and concerns patients and relatives reactions to hospital overcharges and fraud.  The Chinese people began attacking doctors, nurses and healthcare workers at such an alarming rate the government is sending police into hospitals to protect the workers.

Callers

  • Martha's son's doctor wants to perform a double hip replacement on him.
  • John has questions regarding his blood sugar levels.
  • Char has questions concerning Alzheimer's.
  • Marge has a friend that has sun spots.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 10 May 2007

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Dr. Wallach mentions Mother's Day is just around the corner.  Suggesting that gifts of health are a good idea and recommends getting mom Youngevity's "Cocogevity" antioxidant juice supplement.  Also suggesting the "Slender FX if mom wants to lose some weight and inches.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss two recent news stories.  The first concerns a New York Times piece that found doctors are being paid millions of dollars in "rebates" for pushing anemia drugs.  A second story concerns two recent studies published in the Journal of the America Medical Association.  The studies found that drug coated stents are being used for "off-label" procedures at an alarming rate.

Callers

  • Bob has a dog that could possibly have worms.
  • Noreen has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 09 May 2007

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Nurse JoAnn Conaway fills in for Dr. Wallach.  JoAnn discusses a recent study that found bad hand writing by doctors on prescription pads is literally killing over 7000 Americans each year.  Contending that it is bad enough that doctors often overprescribe or different drugs having adverse reactions but the fact paitents are dying because of bad hand writing is unforgivable.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and JoAnn Conaway discuss a news story about the maker of Oxycontin being fined.  The FDA approved Oxycontin to be dosed every 12 hours but found the drug maker Purdue Pharma was encouraging doctors to write prescriptions for use every 8 hours.  So the FDA fined Purdue 19.5 million dollars to be divided among 26 different states to help them deal with addictions to the drug.

Callers

  • Lynn has an 18 year old son diagnosed with clinical depression.
  • Lydia's mother has hypertension but wants to try and treat it without drugs.
  • Paul asks JoAnn if chelation therapy could be helpful for patients dealing with exposure to agent orange.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 08 May 2007

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Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing weight gain and obesity.  Asserting that diets and exercise do not treat the root cause.  Contending that binge eating and the munchies are actually caused by nutritional deficiencies.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news story regarding a research study done at the University of South Carolina.  The study found that women who ate the most grilled, smoked and processed red meats had a 47% increased risk of developing breast cancer.  Those that ate the grilled and smoked meats without eating a lot of fruits and vegetables had a 74% increased risk of developing breast cancer.

Callers

  • Steve's wife had some vaccinations several months ago and the injection site is still sore.
  • Mary has a friend who is trying to get pregnant and wants some nutritional advice.
  • Charles has questions regarding Youngevity's "Cocogevtiy" product.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 07 May 2007

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Dr. Wallach discusses the various health benefits from juicing fruits and vegetables.  Outlining the compounds such as polyphenols and antioxidants that help promote good health.  Doc also mentions several of the Youngevity products that are rich in these compounds.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a couple of recent news stories.  The first concerns the story of a man in Britain that was told he had pancreatic cancer and had six months to a year to live.  So the man quits his job, stops paying his bills and goes travelling.  A year later the man was still alive and a second test gave him a clean bill of health.  Doug asserts that this story illustrates the importance of getting second opinions.  Next Doc and Doug discuss a news article concerning hazardous hospital waste that ended up in the local land fill.

Callers

  • Johnny is suffering from insomnia.
  • Lisa is a diabetic on 12 different medications and wants to get off of as many as possible.
  • Eric's 65 year old mother has been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism.
  • Ed has chronic fatigue.
  • Jackie has questions regarding menopause.

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