Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing medical mistakes and cites the numbers of people injured, infected and killed by the medical system each year. Doc also contends that people should avoid the medical system if the can. Outlining all of the various health screening tests that can actually be done safely and cheaply at home.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article regarding surgeries that should be avoided. The story outlines four different surgical procedures that are overperformed for several reasons. Some are performed as moneymakers for doctors and hospitals. Other reasons are that the surgery is easier than other procedures or because the seem to work in the short term. Today Doug and Doc discuss the first one which is surgeons putting stents into heart arteries during heart catheterizations. Despite the fact that people with stents and stable angina don't fair any better than at preventing and surviving a heart attack.
Ashley has questions concerning weight loss and digestive problems.
Robert's father is a type 2 diabetic with hypertension and is on dialysis.
Paula has been diagnosed with a lesion on her cervix and her doctor wants to operate.
Vilo has a friend with a two year with severe allergies.
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