Dr. Joel Wallach begins the show discussing medical mistakes. Citing the statistics of how many people are killed, injured and infected each and every year. Contending that if this were any other industry it would not be tolerated.
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Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach continue discussing medical mistakes. Citing and article about a Canadian doctor who is working on making a "black box" device for operating rooms. Consisting of cameras and microphones in the OR that are connected to a computer recording all operations. The computer has software that will advise surgeons when they are making mistakes. The theory that mistakes could be corrected before a major patient complication occurs.
Jim's wife recently suffered an aneurysm stroke.
Kibby has several health challenges including type 1 diabetes, clogged heart arteries, angina, brain cancer and hemangiomas on his liver.
Bob's brother had a stroke and is now in a care facility on several psychotropic drugs.
LaFondwa has a friend diagnosed with HIV.
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