Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing a news article concerning hospice care. In recent years the cost of hospice care has increased by 70%. Doc asserts this is because doctors are milking the system by unnecessary tests and procedures.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The story centers around a specific family who has had several members die from this disease. The article states that it is an autosomal dominant genetic condition which Dr. Wallach vehemently disagrees. Asserting that cardiomyopathies are caused by a selenium deficiency.
Joan has a friend whose daughter has been diagnosed with ADHD.
Mike has a friend diagnosed with porphyria a rare neurological condition.
Frank's wife has Parkinson's disease.
Mary has a follow-up call concerning her husband who has a glioma.
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