Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing a voluntary pulling of infant cough and cold medications off store shelves by manufacturers. Because of what they call "an abundance of caution" although they insist the products are safe. Doc asserts these medications aren't necessary and common colds and coughs in infants can be dealt with naturally.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article regarding outbreaks of the infection clostidium difficile in British hospitals. Not only did hospital officials not realize they had and outbreak but still continued unsafe practices afterward. The result was 90 deaths many of which could have been prevented.
- Paul has a friend whose doctor wants to replace her shoulder but she wants to avoid surgery.
- David's wife is experiencing memory loss.
- Neal has chronic leg swelling although he does not have heart disease.