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Monologue

Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Ben starts the show discussing osteoporosis and more specifically bone mineral density.  Outlining the function of calicum in relationship to mineral bone density.  Contending that it is impossible to get enough through foods and explaining that not all calcium supplements are equal.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a recent report from the Massachusetts Department of Health.  The report reveals that in the past six years the amount of nicotine has increased 10%.  Ben asserts that nicotine is highly addictive because from a structural stand point it mimics vitamin B3.  Contending that one good strategy for quitting would be to ramp up on the intake of vitamin B3.

Callers

  • Sara has questions regarding Lyme's disease.
  • Robert has had chronic diarrhea for over two weeks.
  • Nancy has recently been diagnosed with colon cancer.
  • Arlene's son has been suffering from chronic kidney stones.

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