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Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 21 August 2007

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Monologue

Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing the government's announcement that Medicare will no longer pay for medical mistakes.  Under federal law the hospitals will have to pay for the mistakes and cannot pass the cost along to the patient.  Doc asserts that every American should educate themselves and become their own "health advocate".

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discusses two recent news articles concerning viruses.  The first article concerns research that is attempting to link obesity to a virus called "adenovirus 36".  The virus is in the same family of viruses that cause colds and pink eye in humans.  The second article is regarding research involving the H5N1 avian flu virus.  The researchers have been examining the avian flu virus looking for specific mutations that a virus needs in order to become a pandemic.  They have determined that at least 13 of these changes will need to occur to make the virus deadly.  So far in human cases studied the virus has only made two or three of these changes.

Callers

  • Clay has questions regarding a friend who has been diagnosed with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder).
  • Joe's wife has been experiencing pain in her hips and knees.
  • Ada's husband has been diagnosed with acid reflux.

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