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Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing medical mistakes. Outlining the fact that surgeons in VA hospitals make 3000 mistakes a year resulting in 700 veteran deaths every year. Doc asserts that the U.S. doesn't need gun control laws but rather medical doctor control laws.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article regarding a news article on a study of regular use of aspirin. The study found that those taking aspirin on a regular basis had an increased risk of getting a form of AMD (age related macular degeneration). After factoring for other risk factors researchers found a statistically significant increased risk of wet AMD for those taking aspirin compared to those who don't take aspirin.
- Margaret has a follow-up from a previous call concerning squamous cell carcinoma on her tongue.
- Kelly has questions concerning a friend whose doctor wants to replace her hip joints.
- Danielle was born with sickle cell disease and also has acid reflux.
- Linda has a friend diagnosed with low grade glioma.
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