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Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing dementia. Citing a study that found increased blood levels of essential fatty acid omega 3 lowered levels of amyloid proteins. Amyloid proteins have been associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a report published in the Pediatrics journal. Researchers at Havard Medical School found that four out of every five children hospitalized in the U.S. are given drugs that have not been tested in children. The story outlines drugs that react differently in children than in adults. Not to mention since these drugs have not gone through clinical trials in children the dosing is a guessing game.
- Rhoda has two questions first she has an update on her own condition of Celiac disease. Second she has questions regarding her infant son who was diagnsoed with maple syrup urine disease (inherited disease where amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine can't be broken down leading to toxicity).
- Greta has been diagnosed with Crohn's disease.
- Jane's sister has been diagnosed with liver cancer that has matastisized to her lungs.
- Grace has several health including allergies, Raynaud's disease, shingles, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
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