Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing a study that looked into medical mistakes and the hours worked by doctors. The theory was that doctors were making mistakes because they were over worked. However, the study found doctors made the same amount of mistakes even with shortened hours.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article concerning loans to pay for medical procedures. In the last few years several automakers, furnitures stores and other big-ticket items have been offering "no money down" low interest loans. Now doctors and dentists are offering the same for procedures often not covered by insurance companies.
- Joanne has a friend diagnosed with hepatitis C.
- Brenda has been diagnosed with Epstein-Barr syndrome.
- Mary has been suffering from a chronic systemic yeast infection.
- Marjorie's niece has been diagnosed with spinal cancer.