Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing failed medical theories such as the belief that many diseases are genetic. Stating that Dr. James Watson and his partner Francis Crick came up with the theory of the double helix model for DNA in 1953. Then in 2012 Dr. Watson gave a speech where he stated that mapping the human genome will not find the cure for chronic diseases like cancer. Contending that it is all biochemistry and that chronic disease cures will be found through biochemistry.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach continue discussing a news story on four surgeries that should be avoided. Today they discuss spinal fusion as a method of treating back pain caused by spinal stenosis. Dr. Richard Deyo studied more than 30,000 Medicare patients who underwent surgery for stenosis and found that from 2002 to 2007 these surgeries increased by 1400%. Also found those who underwent fusion were three times more likely to suffer life threatening complications than those who underwent less invasion surgery.
John has questions regarding sleep problems.
Robert has questions about his father's cataracts.
Brenda's father has a chronic cough.
Janice has been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis.
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