Dr. Wallach discusses a recent "Readers Digest" issue article titled "How Doctors Gamble With Your Life". The article contends that whenever test results indicate as serious disease patients should ask for a second test. Also contending that patients should carry with then previous medical records to show the doctor. Dr. Wallach recommends his book "Let's Play Doctor" as a resource regarding tests and diseases.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug and Dr. Wallach discuss a news story concerning a recent dietary survey. The survey of over 1000 Americans found that although people know they should supplement their diet only 46% use multivitamins. While 58% revealed they did not eat a balanced diet on a regular basis. Dr. Wallach contends that these multivitamins dont' have any minerals and aren't as bio-available as they should be.
Brenda's son has been diagnosed with ADHD but doesn't want him on drugs.
Elenor has a friend whose dog has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia.