Dr. Wallach discusses story of the 16 year old boy who has Hodgkin's disease. The boy had chemo therapy over a year ago and is refusing the therapy now that the disease has returned. A court ordered the boy to take the chemo-therapy and gave the state shared custody with the parents. Also Dr. Wallach discusses new cases of avian flu in China. Finally Doc discusses the increase in bariatric surgery now that Medicare will pay for the procedure.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article regarding a recent Institue of Medicine report. The report states that 1 out of every 8 babies born in the U.S. are born prematurely. An increase of more than 30% in the past two decades.
- Mary is having problems with Barb vaginal discharge due to a bacterial infection.
- Barb has been diagnosed with hypertension.
- Ginny asks Dr. Wallach about eye floaters.
- Kelly has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome.