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Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing a report on how many Medicare patients are killed in hospital settings 180,000 per year. Doc asserts that some health professionals are milking Medicare by doing all kinds of unnecessary procedures and tests on eldlerly patients who are in hospice care. Thus running up the bill until either Medicare or private insurance is at the maxium.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article that outlines the eight places and objects people touch everyday. Outlining several studies that found disease causing microbs such as E. coli and other fecal bacteria. Things like restaurant menus that are rarely cleand, lemon wedges on drinks, condiment dispensers, door handles, soap dispensers, grocery carts, airplane bathrooms and lastly the doctor's office.
- Larry has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis.
- Keith has a friend whose 7 year old has chronic constipation.
- Barbara is calling with an update report on her husband's type 2 diabetes.
- Steve has an update on his father's COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and PAD (peripheral artery disease).
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