Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing a merger between Delta and Northwest airlines where several job cuts are expected. Also relating that American Express is set to lay off 1500 people and cut back on healthcare benefits. Doc contends that this is an excellent time to start a home-based business for supplemental income.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss the finding of a survey of doctors by the National Institute of Health. The survey found that 62% of doctors routinely give patients placebos that they know will have no effect. Most of those giving these placebos also do not inform the patient but still feel they are ethically correct.
- Marylin has a follow-up to a previous call concerning her hypertension.
- Diane's son has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.
- Mark is looking for a nutritional supplement plan for a friend who recently underwent a gastric bypass.