Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing a report on unnecessary procedures and just how often the occur. The report outlines that 20% of pacemakers installed aren't needed. While 43% of colonoscopies, 34.5% of C-sections and 70% of hysterectomies are unnecessary.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article concerning a report on the Medicare drug program. The report found that more than 700 doctors nationwide wrote prescriptions for elderly and disabled patients in highly questionable and potentially harmful ways. One out of every four prescriptions written were paid for by Medicare costing $62 billion.
- George has two questions the first concerning a woman who weighs 560 pounds and also has diabetes and high blood pressure. Second he has a friend recently diagnosed with bone cancer.
- Eric asks Dr. Wallach to explain his opinion on eating oils with foods.
- Sylvia has a friend diagnosed with arthritis.
- Lanie has bone on bone hip joints but wants to avoid surgery.
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