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Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 20 June 2007

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Monologue

Dr. Wallach starts todays show discussing medical mistakes.  Quoting statistics from a report released earlier this year Doc outlines the numbers of casualties suffered by patients in hospitals, clinics and dotors offices.  Some 15.8 million people are injured, killed and infected in the medical industry each year yet nothing is done.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a couple of these "medical mistakes" where surgical insturments were left inside patient's bodies.  Doug and Doc also discuss the long waits suffered by millions in hospital emergency rooms.

Callers

  • Keene has questions concerning fibroid tumors.
  • Nicole has a 10 year old lab with arthritis.
  • Orise's dog has been diagnosed with an enlarged heart and heart worms.
  • Laurie is bipolar and wants to get off of her medications.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 19 June 2007

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Monologue

Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing the problem of ADD/ADHD.  Contending the disorder is caused by a poor diet with too much sugar and nutritional deficiencies.  Also asserting that treating it with drugs is not the proper method of treatment.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a recent news story concerning the growing diabetes epidemic in the U.S.  A study recently found that 12% of the $645 billion spent on healthcare in 2005 was to treat diabetes.  In 2005 $9.88 billion was spent on diabetes drugs that figure is projected to increase by 60-68% by the year 2009.

Callers

  • Jerry was biten by a Brown Recluse spider and now has a systemic infection.
  • Barbara's son has skin cancer that has now moved to his lungs.
  • Mike has two questions the first concerns a young girl with eczema.  Second he asks about a two week old piglet that has difficulty standing and walking.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 18 June 2007

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Monologue

Dr. Wallach mentions the fact that many health experts are saying that most Americans will not live as long as their parents or grandparents.  These "experts" contend that this is for a variety of reasons, however Doc disagrees.  Contending that nearly all of the health challenges that are common today are a direct result of nutritional deficiencies.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article concerning a New York city doctor infected withhepatitis C.  The doctor an anesthesiologist is linked to at least three recent cases of disease.  New York City Health Department officials are now trying to contact some 4500 additional patients that have come in contact with the doctor in the past 4 plus years.

Callers

  • Susan has a Yorkie with a damaged eye.
  • Judy has two questions the first concerns a friend with declining eyesight.  Second she has questions regarding her son who is suffering from chronic fungal infections on his body.
  • Verdell is trying to get rid of toenail fungus.
  • Mary has had great success using the "Cocogevity" product from Youngevity, but asks Dr. Wallach for product without caffeine.
  • Joe has a friend diagnosed with low kidney function and kidney stones.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 15 June 2007

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Monologue

Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing a news story regarding the financial woes of Ford Motor Co.  The company is experiencing dire financial trouble mainly because of the extremely high cost of healthcare for it's employees.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article concerning recent research at the University of Arizona.  Researchers found that giving mice a pine extract they were able to prevent the structural remolding of the heart associated with congestive heart disease.

Callers

  • Steven's dog has been diagnosed with panosteitis.
  • Arthur is experiencing severe pain in his leg and ankle.
  • Russell asks Dr. Wallach about PH levels in his stomach in relationship to digestion.
  • David has had a reoccurrance of lymphoma.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 14 June 2007

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Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Ben starts the show discussing some of the results to come out of the 15 year "Women's Health Iniciative" study.  Specifically discussing problems with HRT (hormone replacement therapy) used to treat women's menopause symptoms.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss two weight loss drugs currently in the news.  The first is the obestiy drug Rimonabant which was unanimously rejected by an FDA advisory panel citing safety concerns.  Next they discuss the FDA's approval of the over-the-counter weight loss drug "Alli" marketed by GlaxoSmithKline.  The drug is basically a lower dose form of orlistat with side effects of diarrhea, upset stomach and rectal leakage.

Callers

  • Michelle's mother has been diagnosed with lung cancer that has moved into her bones.
  • Sean has a 10 month old baby diagnosed with acid reflux.
  • Amy has questions concerning hydrocephalus.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 13 June 2007

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Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing a recent news story concerning a report on the quality of healthcare across the U.S.  Several states were listed as providing the "worst" care.  Other states were listed as having the "best" quality of healthcare.  There was also a correlation between the worst states and the average length of life of people residing in those states.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss two news stories concerning doctors in the news.  The first story concerns a Navy doctor who is accused of video taping the sex acts of midshipmen and the dates in his home.  Second Doc and Doug discuss a story regarding St. Joseph Hospital in Orange County California.  Apparently twice in the past six months surgeons have performed "wrong-stie" surgeries one of which was not documented on the patients medical chart.

Callers

  • Michael has been experiencing pain from his sacrum.
  • Angie has increasing ocular pressure and is headed towards glaucoma.
  • Tommy has a dog with a severe skin rash.

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