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Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 05 August 2008

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Monologue

Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing ways to "recession-proof" your life.  Doc also discusses a recent news article concerning prostate cancer screening.  The U.S. government is now recommending to doctors that they not conduct PSA (prostate specific antigen) tests on men over the age of 75.  Current reseasrch is showing that there are many false postive tests and may do more harm than good.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a report from that National Institutes for Health on pychiatric treatment trends in the U.S.  More and more pyschiatrists are using medications as treatments over psychotherapy or talk therapy.  Because the pay is better despite the fact that talk therapy actually works better for certain disorders.

Callers

  • Brian's mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Bernie has questions on how to keep flys off of horses.
  • Robin's brother previously had tonsil cancer and it has now spread to his femor.
  • Joannie has three bulging disks in her back.

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