Dr. Joel Wallach begins the show today citing a news story about the department store chain Target is eliminating healthcare plans for part-time employees. As well as laying off thousands of middle management employees. Asserting the high cost of healthcare is why all of the jobs left the country to third world countries like India.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news story regarding a study of pediatric tonsillectomies. Tonsillectomies are the second most common pediatric surgery with over 500,000 performed every year in the U.S. A study of data collected as part of the Pediatric Health Information System found that out of nearly 140,000 low risk children who underwent tonsillectomies nearly 11,000 or 7.8% had to return to the hospital with 30 days due to complications. Meaning this procedure is hardly the "routine" surgery doctors claim it to be to their patients.
Dave has a friend whose 5 year old has been diagnosed with Batten's disease.
Joyce has several health challenges including atrial fibrulation, osteoporosis, rosacea and Sjoegren's disease.
Anthony has questions regarding two people the first concerns a friend diagnosed with atrial fibrulation, hypertension and anxiety attacks. Second he has questions for someone diagnosed with degenerative disk disease.
Jeff is a type 2 diabetic currently on dialysis.
Patsy has early stage age related macular degeneration.
Harvey asks Dr. Wallach's opinion of families getting the swine flu vaccination.
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