Nurse Joanne Conaway fills in for Dr. Wallach. Joanne discusses a news artitcle concerning a recent FDA advisory panel recommendation. FDA advisor Dr. David Graham is recommending the FDA pull the diabetes drug "Avandia" off of the market. Citing increased risks of heart attacks for those taking the drug.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Joanne Conaway discuss a recent meta-analysis study that found the herb echinacea reduced the risk of catching a cold by 58%. The herb was also associated with significantly shortened duration of colds.
- Joyce's father is a diabetic recently diagnosed withcongestive heart disease.
- Lee has questions concerning Youngevity's "Flora FX" and "Nightly Essence" products.
- John was recently prescribed "Flomax" and "Levoquin" and asks Joanne's opinion of these drugs.