Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach starting the show discussing the diabetes drug Avandia. Citing a news story that states the FDA has now reinstated Avandia as the "go to" drug of choice to treat type 2 diabetes. Contending these drugs aren't necessary and asserting that all chronic diseases can be treated through supplementation, diet and lifestyle changes.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a news article regarding "new modern day" ailments linked to technology. The article referring to more and younger patients dealing with health challenges that once weren't the norm among average people. New problems such as "tablet neck", "Blackberry thumb", "earbud induced hearing loss", "screen related sleep deprevation" and "offbeat biorhythms". All new health problems associated with the use of high tech devices and modern 24/7 living.
Marie has a friend whose daughter has been diagnosed with a bruised spinal cord and her doctor wants to fuse her spine.
Carol is a dialysis patient who hopes to regain kidney function and get off of the dialysis.
Dan's dad has a bed sore that won't heal.
Rick's wife has an abcessed tooth that is causing other teeth to fall out.
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