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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
Flo has been recently diagnosed as a type II diabetic.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Stream Live from our website: Download from our website:Download this Podcast here The following is a KSCO commentary. Here is Kay Zwerling: About the new Senate immigration Bill, it is very bad. It will change the U.S. security and economy forever. It is another disastrous amnesty Bill. It tells the world that anyone can come here illegally, sweat it out for awhile, then become emboldened because our irresponsible leaders give free perks and privileges like our Social Security for free, and health care for free, to 12 million illegals. Already these illegals are marching for their "American rights". If this amnesty giveaway is finally voted on by our entire Congress, possibly in five years our no longer sovereign nation may be called Meximerica and our dollars may be called Ameros, and the upcoming super international highway linking the U.S. with Canada and Mexico will make us one Country instead of three separate countries. Amnesty will surely speed up these plans about which our leaders have not consulted We The People. We must tell Congress that this amnesty Bill could finally lose us our Country. The Republican party would barely or no longer exist, and the Democrats will make all our decisions, and God help us then. Wake up America Tell the House of Representatives to vote NO on this convoluted messy Bill. Of course, the American business community loves this Bill. They are salivating about the available cheap labor, but couldn’t care less about the negative effects on our economy. It’s the same problem about our leaders condoning our free trade policy whereby those we trade with are getting stronger, and we are becoming weaker and acquiring bigger and bigger trade deficits. Final thought: Why is President Bush fighting so desperately to instill democracy in the Middle East, which would be good for the world, while at the same time he is willing to give up our own sovereignty to a tri-country alliance with Mexico and Canada? Another final thought: The U.S. population is now 300 million, probably not even including the 12 million illegals. Wouldn’t it be wise at this time to put a moratorium on all immigration, both legal and illegal, for the foreseeable future, until such time when we could absorb more people without wrecking the American economy altogether. For KSCO and KOMY, this is Kay Zwerling. Copyright 2007