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Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 17 May 2006

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Monologue:

Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach. Ben discusses a recent FDA mandate that will require food manufacturors to list transfat levels on food label. Ben outlines the different types of fats and how the body uses them. Asserting that some fats such as cholesterol are actually more benefical to the body than often thought.

Pearls of Wisdom:

Ben and Doug discuss a newly discovered compound in mushrooms from europe. Researchers believe the compound can be made into a new type of antibiotic. Ben asserts that although antibiotics are sometimes needed but are often over-prescribed. Outlining the various problems that have developed due to over-prescribing of antibiotics.

Callers

  • Katheryn's 81 year old mother has a weak heart and her doctor wants to implant a pacemaker.
  • Eula asks Ben about liver spots.
  • Lino was recently diagnosed with Lyme's disease. Joyce has fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

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  • Guest - Shaun Reen

    For Charlie Freedman: A bad joke and a simple question. I spoke to you about a week ago and I may be your most distant listener (geographically speaking not attention span). I am writing from Rincon, PR, where I spend my winters now that I'm retired. The surfing here is great. Next week I return to Rockaway Beach, NY, never too far from the sea.

    OK. The joke. Maybe not PC but applicable to this time of year. Are you aware that Abraham Lincoln was our first Jewish president? Yes, it's true. He was shot in the temple. I'm sorry, is it too soon?

    Now, my question. I go through Santa Cruz about once a year, either driving through N/S, but I never heard of the "fish hook" except on KSCO traffic report. Where/what is the "fish hook"? Thank you and again I apologize for my bad joke. Sometimes, I just can't help myself.


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