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Dr. Wallach starts todays show discussing a news article in the AARP monthly magazine. Citing statistics that every surgeon averages making 40 mistakes a week. In total number of people killed in hospitals every year is the same a 4 jumbo jets crashing every week.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article regarding a study on the percentages of overdiagnosed cancers. Researchers from Norway studied a large group of women for several years. Comparing breast cancer incidence rates and mortality rates of women who got routine mammograms and a group who did not. Finding the overdiagnosis rate is between 18% and 25% in other words one out of every six or one in four.
- Andrian has been diagnosed with a herniated disk in his lower back.
- Kathy has a friend who is blind due to macular degeneration.
- Tim's dad is a type 2 diabetic with edima in his legs and is gaining a lot of weight.
- Jeremy has an acne type of rash on his arms and shoulders.
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