Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing preventative medicine. Contending that medical screening tests aren't prevention but merely early detection of disease. Citing several recent studies that have found many of these screening tests have high percentages of false positives. All of these false positives are leading to unnecessary treatments and procedures often harming patients.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article concerning a recent study on breast cancer surgeries. The study found that nearly one quarter of partial mastectomies require more surgery. A study of over 2200 women who had undergone a partial mastectomy at 4 hospitals from 2003 to 2008 found that 23% had to have additional surgery.
- Rita's husband has had a chronic urinary infection for several months.
- Sharolynn gives a testimonial on how well the "Blooming Minerals" product has worked on her roses. She also has a question regarding how often the product should be applied.
- Ray's 80 year old mother has several health challenges including hypertension, leaky heart valve, high cholesterol and a stomach ulcer.
- Kit's 9 year old son has blood in his urine.
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