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Dr. Wallach starts today's show discussing various forms of dementia.    Citing a recent news article concerning aging and memory loss that asserts there is nothing to be done.  Doc disagrees contending that their are several proactive stategies that can be employed to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's and other dementias.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss two recent news articles.  The first concerns a study that found obese and overweight people are 50% more likely to get asthma than those of normal weight.  The second article regards a new report concern the efficacy of starting regular mamograms at age 40.  The new report contends that women who are a lower risk (without a family history) should wait until age 50.

Callers

  • Kelly has an 11 year old son with chronic headaches.
  • Jo has been diagnosed with high pituitary levels without having a tumor.
  • Tanya has a friend who is a brittle diabetic trying to get their blood sugar under control.
  • Ken asks Dr. Wallach about the effectiveness of nitric oxide.
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Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing good fats.  Outlining the importance essential fatty acids in promoting proper brain health and function.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss two recent news stories concerning drugs withdrawn from the market.  The first concerns the drug Permax marketed by Valeant.  The drug is currently being taken by thousands Parkinson's patients and has been linked heart valve damage.   Second Doug and Doc discuss Zelnorm a drug marketed by Novartis AG and given to people with chronic constipation.  Zelnorm has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Callers

  • Mary has questions concerning chronic vaginal discharge.
  • Janie has three questions the first concerns her daughter who has been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian disease.  Second she asks about a 19 year old woman with HPV (human papilloma virus).  Finally she has questions concerning her own exposure to noxious fumes that left her with a chronic cough.
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