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Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 29 May 2007

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Monologue

Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Ben starts the show discussing mercury toxicity.  Contending that although there are numerous environmental sources the biggest source of mercury is found in our diets.  Fish is the largest contributor of mercury into our bodies and the bigger the fish most likely the more the mercury content.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a recent study that found the incidence of MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) has increased 700% in recent years.  Usually only found in hospitals and nursing homes the infection is now being found in poor urban neighborhoods.  Ben contends the rise is a direct result of the over use of antibiotics.

Callers

  • Jennifer has questions concerning calcium supplementation and weight gain.
  • Kevin has a friend who's been diagnosed with Meniere's disease.
  • Victor has a friend with an ovarian cyst.
  • Jessie has a question regarding type II diabetes.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 28 May 2007

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Monologue

Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach. Ben start the show discussing human hormones and the important functions they perform within the body. Outlining the specific functions of several well know hormones such as testosterone and progestin.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a recent research study done at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Researchers studied the role of the active ingredient in the spice tumeric. The compound known as curcumin was found to block the gastrointestinal hormone linked to the development of colorectal cancer.

Callers

  • Delores has several health challenges including diabetes, low kidney funcution and hypothyroidism.
  • Judy has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Joyce has questions concerning sunlight and the production of seratonin and melatonin.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 25 May 2007

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Monologue

Nurse Joanne Conaway fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Joanne discusses a recent news article regarding a 29 year old woman who drinks more than a dozen diet sodas daily.  Outlining the various health aspects of consuming that many carbonated beverages daily.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Joanne Conaway discusses a recent study that found medication errors are common in children with cancer.  The researchers looked at 829,492 errors that occurred between 1999 and 2004 in 29,802 patients.   Of the errors 310 involved children with cancer on chemotherapy, 85% of those errors reached the patients and 16% were severe enough to require additional treatment.

Callers

  • Rodney's mother recently broke her hip and is experiecing a difficult recovery.
  • Bob has questions concerning vitamin D3.
  • Mike has been diagnosed with Crohn's disease.
  • Lou asks Joanne about the side effects involved with taking Cumidin.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 24 May 2007

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Monologue

Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Ben starts the show discussing the fact that all drugs have side effects.  Asserting that drugs only shut down body functions to mask the symptoms of disease.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a news story concerning the diabetes drug "Avandia".  The drug has been linked to heart attacks and adverse cardiac events.  However,  the consumer group Public Citizen is now reporting that the FDA was made aware of links to cardiac problems more than 7 years ago.

Callers

  • Flo has been recently diagnosed as a type II diabetic.
  • Lou has a daughter diagnosed with celiac disease.
  • Anne has problems with chronic diarrhea.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 23 May 2007

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Monologue

Nurse Joanne Conaway fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Joanne starts the show discussing a recent research study concerning children's television viewing habits.  The study specifically looked at the impact of TV commercials and the effects on children's eating habits.  The results indicate that commercials have a very direct impact on the eating habits of children.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Joanne Conaway discuss a news release regarding the FDA's approval of a new birth control pill.  The new drug Lybrel manufactured by Wyeth uses two hormones (ethinyl estradiol & levonorgestrel) to actually halt women's menstrual periods indefinately.  The drug is expected to be ready for sale by July of this year despite the fact that no long term usage side effects have been determined.

Callers

  • Velma has a friend taking "Cumidin" and asks which Youngevity products would be safe to take in combination with the drug.
  • Suzanne has been diagnosed with sarcoidosis.
  • Joseph has been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 22 May 2007

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Monologue

Nurse Joanne Conaway fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Joanne discusses a recent report that found the blockbuster diabetes drug "Avandia" has been linked to increased risk of heart attack and death.  Contending that there is no need to take these drugs because diabetes can be controlled by diet and exercise.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Joanne Conaway discuss a report that has linked the drug "Exjade" to serious and fatal kidney failure.  Rather than pull the drug from the market the FDA once again simple increased the warnings on the label of the drug.  Unfortunately,  most patients never see the package insert that carries the warnings so they will have to rely on their doctor for the information.

Callers

  • Pam has questions regarding a diagnosis of lymphadema.
  • Ellie is suffering from a gastrointestinal bacteria infection.
  • Bernie calls to inform listeners about the House bill HR 2117 which would allow people to give out health information regarding supplements.
  • Charles has questions concerning a recent cholesterol test.

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