Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing all of the recent job losses. Contending that when those jobs are lost people also lose their healthcare. Citing the statistic that 85% of all personal bankrupcies are for huge medical bills incurred by those without health insurance.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a trend among some hospitals of giving full disclosure of their doctor's ties to drug and medical device companies. Cleveland Clinic has announced that all 1800 of their doctors have complied with now manditory disclosure of financial ties that could be perceived as conflicts of interest. Doc asserts that all states already have full disclosure laws on the books but they aren't enforced.
- Dave has questions concerning colitis.
- Amy has a friend whose infant daughter is suffering from severe food allergies.
- Lynda (email) asks Dr. Wallach's opinion of one lying down on their back following meals.
- Linda is experiencing lower back pain following an automobile accident.