Nurse JoAnn Conaway fills in for Dr. Wallach. JoAnn starts the show discussing a recent article in "Breakthroughs in Health" magazine. The article is outlining the recent studies that have been focusing in the positive health aspects of chocolate.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and JoAnn Conaway discuss a news release from drug maker Merck & Co. regarding their lobbying policies of certain vaccines. Merck had been actively lobbying to have their vaccine Gardasil for HPV (human papillomavirus) made manditory for all school age girls. This would include girls as young as 9 years old be made to get the vaccine. The company stopped the lobby process due to negative media criticism.
- Lydia has two questions the first concerns a friend with chronic kidney infections. Second she has questions regarding a girl withchronic sinusitis.
- James asks JoAnn's opinion of cholesterol lowering drugs.