Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing some of the history of medicine. Citing a story of how centuries ago herbalists were burned at the stake as witches. Telling the story of Dr. Semmelweis who was a pioneer in antiseptic medicine. Whose ideas were rejected at the time and he was put into a mental institution where he later died. Outlining his own story of how he was fired for discovering that cystic fibrosis is a nutritional deficiency during pregnancy.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article on a growing pattern of doctors and nurses being fired for whistle blowing on overuse of tests and procedures. The Mayo Clinic recently found that doctor burnout rate is at 46% due to hospital mergers and a disconnect between those setting policy and those providing care.
Wendy has several health challenges including breast cancer, restless leg syndrome, IBS and hypertension.
Greg has questions concerning his mother who has been diagnosed with a urinary tract infection.
Bonnie has a friend diagnosed with Bells palsy.
Julie's mom has several health challenges including atrial fibrulation, hypertension, congestive heart failure and obesity.
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