Dr. Wallach discusses the "metabolic syndrome". Outlining the various symptoms and disease states associated with this syndrome. Dr. Wallach also recommended his "Hell's Kitchen" book as a good resource to find out more information.
Pearls of Wisdom
Dr. Wallach and Doug discuss a news story concerning a change in Medicare reimbursements. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service has proposed a change that would pay less for complex heart procedures such as heart device implants. So money could be re-alocated for more common things such as pneumonia. A doctors group called the "Heart Rhythm Society" is contending this will cost lives.
Terry has questions regarding peyronies disease. Carol has been diagnosed with lymes disease. Becky has a dog with stiff joints. Mary has questions about a dog with cataracts and a cat with gall stones. Steve has been experiencing abdominal pain for months and his doctor can't figure out the cause. Leslie asks Dr. Wallach about MS ( multiple sclerosis).