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Dr. Wallach starts the show talking about surgical procedures that are unwarranted. Outlining several studies that support his argument that knee surgeries to fix osteoporosis are worthless. As well as lower back surgeries for degenerative disk disease.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article concerning a poll from the American Cancer Society. The ACS polled primary care physcians as to whether they would order a mammography screening test for a woman with another terminal illness such as late stage inoperable lung cancer. Surprisingly nearly half of the doctors polled said they would order the test. Doug and Doc also briefly discuss a story about patients charging doctors when the doctors are late for appointments.
- Jo has questions regarding her daughter who has been ill for two years and doctors can't pinpoint the problem.
- Tommy's father has a diagnosis of pre-cancerous keratosis.
- Kristen has TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) and is grinding and damaging her teeth.
- Suzy's brother has been diagnosed with histiocytosis).
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