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Monologue

Dr. Joel Wallach begins the show discussing a report that states U.S. children rank 26th in live births and survivability. Also citing a study from India that found over 95% of babies that died from SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) were being fed formulas and not breast milk. Stating that SIDS can be traced to nutritional deficiencies.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article concerning a study from the Harvard Medical school. The study found that old adults admitted to the hospital were more likely to survive if they were treated by a female doctor. Researchers looked a 1.5 million admissions of Medicare patients finding that 11% of patients treated by women died with 30 days of admission. While 11.5% of patients treated by men died within 30 days of admission. Estimating there could be 32,000 fewer deaths if men treated patients in the same manner as women. Other research indicates women doctors more likely to follow treatment guidelines, provide preventive care and communicate more with patients.

Callers

Alexander has a friend diagnosed with a neoplasim brain tumor.

Mary's husband believes he is started to get symptoms of RA (rheumatoid arthritis).

Everett's has had three strokes in the past couple of years.

Helen has two questions the first concerns her sister's chronic vaginal yeast infections. Second she has questions regarding he own hernia.

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