Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing a couple of recent news stories. The first concerns Medicare fraud where deceased doctors medical ID numbers were used to defraud the government out of 92 million dollars. Second Doc discusses a report that is trying to link global warming with an increase kidney stones.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a story about a woman whose family had a history of breast cancer. Due to her fears and her doctor's urging she had both her breasts removed to avoid getting breast cancer. Doc asserts that it is impossible to remove all of the breast tissue and as long as some tissue remains so does the risk of breast cancer.
- Michael is experiencing many of the symptoms associated with hypothyroidism.
- Rusty has a dog that has developed a fatty tumor on it's side.
- Lanna tells the story of her remarkable recovery after being stomped by a horse twice within a few short months.
- Emil has question regarding elevatied PSA (prostate specific antigen) levels.